Meet the CrossFit Coaches

PALO CEDRO CROSSFIT STAFF

The Palo Cedro CrossFit staff is dedicated to providing the best services in health and fitness! We love spreading the Country Strong message and we’re in constant pursuit of excellence in education, experience, and best practices in CrossFit and strength and conditioning. The Palo Cedro community inspires us always put our best foot forward so that we progress together in our journeys to health and fitness. Meet your team.
  • Karina Bangay

    Owner/Head Coach

    Karina is as experienced and knowledgeable as you can get as a CrossFit coach. Her coaching career started at the original CrossFit NorCal, the 4th affiliate out of now over 13,000 affiliates. Before CrossFit, Karina played various sports and she is proud of her effort more than her accomplishments because she wants to be an example of hard work and struggle, more than of talent. She believes that even if you don’t come in as the best, a little hard work and dedication to pushing your personal boundaries is the path to success.

    In Karina’s words: “I am passionate about the change people see when they dedicate themselves to training consistently and seeking the change the desire in life. I am passionate about meeting them on their journey and I can come along side them to help direct them as a person in their life who never judges where they are at. I’m honest with them, and I become a friend they can trust through [building a] relationship in the gym.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CMT
  • Lani Bangay

    Owner/Coach

    Lani has a 15+ year background in traditional martial arts and has played various sports throughout his life. He’s also a 16+ year veteran firefighter with more than 5 years as a SWAT EMT. Aside from all of his professional and athletic accomplishments outside of the gym, Lani is dedicated to providing quality training that he personally uses on a daily basis to support his own life and profession. He loves sharing his knowledge to improve the lives of others, seeing the results and achievements, and being able to foster a community that comes together to support each other in their journeys.

    In Lani’s words: [I am passionate about] “…improving quality of life for members, through fitness and community.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Ryan Smith

    Coach

    Ryan knew the moment he tried CrossFit that he wanted to become a trainer. And with his background in basketball as an athlete and a coach, making the transition was an easy one that made sense. Ryan in inspired by all achievements people make in the gym every day. He is grateful to be able to motivate and be a part of their journeys.

    In Ryan’s words: “The opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of others is what lights my fire every day and makes me absolutely love what I do!”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Amy Allen

    Coach

    Amy’s start with CrossFit began in 2010 with Karina, owner of Palo Cedro CrossFit, as her coach in Chico, CA. When their paths crossed again years after their meeting, Amy was invited to join the PCCF staff as a coach. Although a lifelong athlete, CrossFit is the only sport and fitness regimen that has really captured Amy’s attention, and she loves that her fitness improves with every evolution of the sport. As a coach, she strives to provide unwavering encouragement in and out of the gym.

    In Amy’s words: “I am mostly passionate about bringing joy to others around me — especially in the gym. The gym is my happy place (as fitness should hold a positive association) and I’d like the same atmosphere for others who step foot inside.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Kids
  • Katie Reed

    Coach

    Bio coming soon!

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Shad McNeil

    Front Desk Attendant/Social Media Manager

    Bio coming soon!

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