Success Stories

We provide results, from the out of shape to the elite athlete. We get better results in less time then any other fitness program. We have the best training programs in the area and we prove it to our members every day. We are continuously striving to better ourselves and truly create the world’s most effective fitness training system. We guarantee our members great workouts and great results. Read some of our member success stories below!

Trainer Elyce with Darci

Trainer Elyce with Darci

Darci Goodrich

I started working out at Excell in April of 2015, 6 months after finishing chemo therapy for breast cancer. When I started I made the decision to use a personal trainer, something I will never regret. I started with once or twice a week, and could barely walk across the parking lot. The trainers have been able to work with me helping me to avoid injury, gain endurance and strength. between working out with personal trainers, boot camps and my own workouts, I am now working out 5-6 days a week. I feel better than I have in years. I am truly grateful to former Excell trainers Paul, Kari and Carl for getting me started on my journey, for Tony and his wisdom and support and especially to Elyce who continues to support and challenge me. I am grateful for the other members that I work out with every week for making me feel welcome, comfortable and encouraging me, more than then they will ever know. Thank you to Austin who recommended and encouraged me to use the trainers, it is life changing! 


Ty Collins

I’ve been doing Obstacle Course Races, OCRs, since 2016, but only in the open heats.  In 2017 my performance started to improve greatly due to improved diet and finding the right place to train.   That place is Excell Fitness..  Excell has all of the standard gym equipment, but they also have a good selection of non-traditional stuff as well.  Sand bags, monkey bars, rope climb, a push sled and some big ol’ flipping tires to name a few.  Every one of these things helps me train specifically for the obstacles I face during a race.  In 2017 I ran 16 races and did very well in the open heats.  In 2018 I ran 24 races, 17 of my races were in the Spartan 50+ Age Group Competitive Group.  I had several podium finishes, 1st, 2nd and 3rd and ended up finishing 7th overall in the USA and 31st in the World.  I owe a great deal of success to Excell Fitness for giving me such a great place to train and look forward to seasons to come.


Cali Taggart

I've been working out at Excell Fitness since July of 2017, when I moved to Newberg. I chose Excell because I have 3 young children and needed the kids room. They are the only local gym that I found that offered child care. I came from a larger gym in Hillsboro and cant begin to tell you how much I enjoy being at a smaller gym. It normally isn’t too busy and all of the equipment is maintained, clean, and in good condition! In January of 2018 I was really taking control of my nutrition and fitness. I started an amazing new nutrition program and had great initial results and then saw that Excell holds a yearly fitness challenge. I entered the challenge to keep me motivated! I ended up losing 20 lbs and winning the challenge!! I’ve lost a total of 37 lbs and counting and have been able to build muscle and transform my body! Excell offers such a comfortable environment to work out in. I always see people of all ages and fitness levels working out. The people here are nice and welcoming, and the staff is always friendly and helpful! I am in here 4-5 days a week and have fallen in love with this little gym.