The Fuel Kit Story
"In the shadow of an idea is often an inspiring story of one’s journey through trials, tribulations and triumphs. Below is my journey that I have traveled over the past 6 years. Along the way I was fortunate to have met a ton of incredible people whose stories have inspired me and have only made me more passionate about the products we produce here at Cattaneo Bros. Specifically there have been some incredible athletes and now great friends of mine that have supported me the entire way and I couldn't be more grateful for all of their support."
- Katelyn Kaney
As the sun set on July 26, 2008, I stood shrouded in darkness as my mother’s body was laid to rest next to my father’s grave. In just six months time, I had lost both of them to cancer. I pushed away my pain and focused on running the family business they had left behind. In search of a greater purpose, I joined Team in Training and ran my first marathon to fundraise to fight cancer. It was pain with a purpose. I felt like in some small way I was making a difference for the next family who might be struck with the illness.
I continued to train and run marathons. I continued to educate myself on cancer. And I became more convinced than ever that while prevention was critical the most important thing I could do was live a healthy and fulfilling life in the moments I did have. I had total control of these moments.
Then in 2011 I discovered CrossFit. And in CrossFit I found a whole community of individuals invested in well-being. I found a support network of people all focused on living healthy and fulfilling moments.
CrossFit reiterated what I already knew about how important protein, carbohydrates and fats are for our bodies. These macro-nutrients are essential to nutritional health, well-being, and for providing our bodies with calories for energy. We need these nutrients to fuel our every movement, everytime we eat it isn't simply a meal, but a nutritional tune-up.
Everyday I went to work and went to CrossFit and then my world changed again. My work became more fulfilling. All this time my family had been making healthy food to feed these moments. Food packed with simple and nutritious ingredients for active lifestyles. Before, the business had been a daily task, but now I could see it served a greater purpose — the Cattaneo Bros. Fuel Kit was born.
CrossFit is more than just a workout routine. CrossFit is about building a community for better living. I am proud to make high quality products to fuel this growth and I am truely grateful for all my friends and mentors that have helped me along this journey.
-Katelyn Kaney, Team Leader and Owner of Cattaneo Bros.
“WE MUST EMBRACE PAIN & BURN IT AS FUEL FOR OUR JOURNEY.” -Kenji Miyazawa
"The only way I can keep my body doing what I NEED to do, is to make sure that it has the fuel that it needs.The great thing about the Cattaneo Bros. Fuel Kits is that it's easy to take wherever: the road, the gym, the fire-line, etc. and it gives your body exactly what it's craving. Top nutrition equals top performance and I won't accept anything less."
-Bill Grundler, Southern California CrossFit Regionals Athlete
CrossFit Inferno, San Luis Obispo, California
"Diet is the foundation of my performance. I take what I put in to my body seriously. That’s why I choose Cattaneo Bros.; no sugar, grass-fed and zoned per portion fuel kits to keep my foundation strong."
-Wes Piatt, 2013 CrossFit Games Athlete
Coast Range CrossFit, Gilroy, California
"As a career Firefighter and avid CrossFitter, I needed to find something to power me throughout the day... Whether it be before, between or after a workout, or on the go while I'm at work, Cattaneo Bros. Fuel Kits have fit the bill! Not only that, but it comes in a convenient shaker bottle package and it's completely rechargeable!
Sometimes it is difficult for me to stomach a full meal or choke down a protein shake while keeping busy, but your jerky and Specialty Nut Mixes are perfect for what I need. My personal favorites are the Extra-Thin Cut Mesquite and Original flavors. I was also very impressed with the new Grassfed Chipolte flavor.
I have now become a permanent fan of Cattaneo Bros. The difference is in the quality and taste! You will find me often wearing my CB hats and apparel to show my support. I also have the cool cowboy napkin holder in my kitchen.
I strongly recommend CB jerky and all the other products to the readers, meat lovers, CrossFitters, adventurists, and the like!"
-J.C. Nessa "Fitness, Lifestyle, & Leisure"