Success Stories


Our members inspire us daily. Take a look at some of the inspiring stories from our very own community members. We’re excited to share them with you and can’t wait to be a part of your own fitness story!
  • Triston Urrutia

    Some commitments and self satisfaction are priceless.

    I was tired of my clothes wearing me, I was ready to wear my own clothes. I was ready for change. I didn’t know where to start but knew I needed a change, not only for myself but for my family! When i heard about CrossFit I didn’t think I would be able to tackle it. I thought to myself, “I cant do a pull up, I hate squats, and I’m sure most could look down on me because of my capabilities. Needless to say CrossFit needed one hour of my dedication per day and it didn’t matter regardless of my shape, size, or form.

    In 2014 I joined CrossFit, I felt that the change would be possible despite my knowledge. Before I knew it, a week, month, even a year went by in a flash! Dedication had me on my new path of a healthy fitness life.

    When I had heard of a new CrossFit was opening within a few miles of my house, I wasn’t sure if I was ready for a change. The day that I walked through that door and met the owners/trainers of that heart-filled gym was astonishing. It just felt right! Their drive, dedication, and passion for others to succeed had my attention. Immediately I realized that Palo Cedro Crossfit had felt like family of all ages, beginner, intermediate, and advanced CrossFitters!

    In January 2015 myself and my loving, supportive, and better half found out we were expecting our second child. I new I was right where I should be. Owners/ trainers Karina and Lani Bangay helped me to keep a healthy and great body size. I knew I was in good hands. The past year, and through my pregnancy, I maintained a four days per week schedule until one week before I delivered. I took two weeks off after our little girl was born. I had the strongest support from all the trainers and the rest of the gym family.

    I can’t express how wonderful Palo Cedro CrossFit is. Not only do you visually see the changes, but also the courage, strength, and confidence that is earned daily throughout your CrossFit experience. It doesn’t matter what level you are at in CrossFit, we are all one big supportive family at Palo Cedro CrossFit.

    Thanks for everything!!!!

  • Amber Pitner

    Where do I begin?? PCCF came into my life when I needed it most…
    I have always battled with my weight and self-confidence, mostly due to PCOS. As a child I was teased a lot and as I grew older, my confidence seemed to plummet. Working out was something that never seemed a priority to me, because I was always busy taking care of everyone else…leaving me too exhausted for “me time” at the end of the day.
    My dear friend, Amy, encouraged me to come try but I continued with excuses. When the PCCF Open House was announced, I made a decision to go check it out; with no intention of signing up. As soon as I walked in the door, I was greeted with smiles and encouragement to make the change in my life, for ME.
    Coming to Fit Camp was something my body craved; I looked forward to going! My strengths came to the surface and I began to have confidence. I was losing inches all over and my skin was clearing up. The encouragement and friendly competition made working out FUN. Lani and Karina do so much for the community and their members. They put their lives into this gym and it shows! The examples they set for their children is something I admire…Lucia and Makoa are the cutest gym mascots!
    When you are a part of PCCF, you are FAMILY. The trainers and support staff are the glue to the mold. They all work hard to make sure we achieve results, tailored to meet our own needs. If you are looking for a new gym or ready to try cross fit, come over to PCCF and be ready for your life to change!! #fitcamp #testedandapproved
    Thank you will never be enough!
    -Amber Pitner
  • Jamie Schultz

    I was so excited when I was introduced to FitCamp because I was so ready to get back in shape, but not prepared for the legit crossfit sessions. Fit camp has been so crucial to my fitness because of the way the program has challenged me but also honored my where I am at in my journey. For the past two years, I have been recovering from a stress fracture in my right sesamoid toe bones. It has been a really long recovery process and has brought me a ton of grief and insecurity along the way. I haven’t jumped, lunged and I definitely haven’t run a mile in over a year, and the thought of these exercises brought so much fear to me. However, over time  I have been slowly challenged more each week, and have noticed significant progress in myself and the team I get to workout with. I have noticed my body and endurance transforming, along with the muscles in my right foot and leg become strengthened. I couldn’t remember what it felt like to run, jump or lunge without pain until FitCamp, and now I can say the pain and discomfort is disappearing. What used to scare me, now fires me up each day! I love coming in each week, catching up with the Fit Campers and then putting in work. I no longer become overwhelmed by the thought of each workout but rather look at them with how I can do it better than the last one, because I truly believe fitness and working out is a celebration of what your body can do! Each monday, tuesday and thursday means so much more to me now that I get to celebrate doing things my body couldn’t do for so long. I have FitCamp and the amazing trainers to thank for my fitness journey these past couple of months. I feel encouraged, inspired and lovingly challenged to do more than I thought I was capable of. I always feel seen by Karina, Katie and Ryan, as they push me to have better form, go heavier on weight and walk me through new movements.  Each time I walk into Palo Cedro CrossFit gym, insecurity and “can’t” fall completely off me, and I feel valued just for showing up. This Fit Camp group is so hard working and has pushed me to be the best Jamie I can, because I love being a part of an environment where everyone is there to better themselves. Coming all the way from Texas, it has been so refreshing to find a new home gym where I feel championed by real genuine people.


    Jamie Schultz


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