Chris Pagano

Chris Pagano


Chris began his fitness journey as a kid growing up in New York. Diagnosed with GLUT-1 Deficiency Syndrome, Chris had severe difficulties learning how to walk and do everyday activities. Doctors told him that he would have severely limited mobility and would never be able to ride a bike. Undeterred, Chris became an avid runner and bike rider. He ran track in high school and later helped coach the team.

Chris moved to California in 2014 with his family. He found CrossFit in 2017 when he saw a sign for it while riding by on his bike. He looked it up online and found Diablo CrossFit.

Since 2017, Chris has been training with Diablo for 3 to 5 days a week. He started working at Diablo CrossFit in 2020 helping to manage the equipment and facilities. Meanwhile, Chris became passionate about photography and soon earned a job taking photos for Diablo’s social media and promotions.

Chris is always looking for ways to grow and learn.

Watch Chris’s amazing story on YouTube!


  • CrossFit Level 1 – Participant