Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, Strongman

Favorite Lift: Cleans and Front Squats

Favorite Benchmark: Diane and Murph

Hobbies: Megan strives to be a well-rounded athlete and has participated in numerous Marine Corps Marathons, obstacle races, and fitness challenges.  Outside of fitness Megan works in research and loves spending time outdoors with her dog Elway.  Ask her about nutrition (paleo and anabolic nutrient timing), food prepping, and art.

CrossFit Level 1, Competition Club

Favorite Lift: All things Barbell 

Favorite Benchmark: DT and MURPH

Hobbies: Ryan enjoys being at the gym (either coaching or working out). Outside of the gym, he loves to travel, going to the beach, visiting his hometown (Hawaii), and FaceTiming his nephews. 





CrossFit Level 1, Competition Club

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3+ Years CrossFit Experience, CrossFit Competition, Long Distance Running

Favorite Lift: Squat Clean, Deadlift

Favorite Benchmark: Fran and Barbara

Hobbies: Nick spends his time away from the Gym working at a                     healthcare consulting and software company, cooking, working with             rescue dogs, and watching too much TV.




CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Part of Primal Fitness since 2009

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Benchmark: Annie

Hobbies:  Outside of Primal Fitness, Jenn works full time as a Psychiatric Nurse, serving those patients with severe mental illnesses.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, part of the Primal Fitness family since 2013

Favorite Lift: Pick-It-Up/Put-It-Down

Favorite Benchmark: Grrrls

Hobbies: Clem is a PhD physicist by trade and is interested in all things techno-philosophy and which pertain to the attainment of an empathetic understanding of human endeavors. Inquire about: Wellness-Fitness Continuum; Intentional Living, Method Problem Solving, cooking/eating/idea-trading. Inquire about: FAM/NFP, nutrition, physics, philosophy, cultural topology.




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She once traveled 2000 miles in search of the best grilled cheese sandwich. For now, though, LaShonda helps our clients from our front desk. She's originally from Alabama, and when she's not here at Primal Fitness, she teaches Physics at Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland.

Favorite Skills: Flips, Handstands, Cartwheels

Hobbies: Parkour, West Coast Swing, Capoeira, Tennis, Skiing, Poi, Research, Juggling, and many more. When not working at Primal Fitness, Daniel is researching at the national archives, translating Russian, and supporting a small media company. He considers his best life decision to be quitting his full-time office job to pursue the things he loves.




Mark's diverse background ranges from Theater Design to Engineering, Information Technology, and being a registered Stockbroker. Mark has lived overseas and traveled all over the world.  Mark is dedicated full time to Parkour and CrossFit, splitting responsibilities as founder of, owner and trainer at the world's first Parkour gym, Primal Fitness, and manager of The Tribe.

Skills: Parkour, Freerunning, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Martial Arts, Stage Fighting, Capoeira, Motorcycle (advanced but not stunts), Horseback Riding (advanced), Swimming, Skateboarding, Inline Skating, Snowboarding, BMX Freestyle, Minor Stunts and falls, Survivalist, Ninja Warrior, MovNat certified, CrossFit Level II Certified, CPR and First Aid Certified


Winnie is our mascot and can usually be found encouraging all of our clients to be their absolute best.