USA Powerlifting - Senior National Coach

Crossfit L1, CrossFit Running & CrossFit Weightlifting Certified

NSPA Trainer & Weight Management Certified

Favorite Lift: Overhead Squat

Favorite Benchmark: Linda



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.

Amanda - Head Coach


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Favorite Lift: Overhead Niece Press

Favorite Benchmark: Fran

Hobbies: Picking heavy stuff up and putting it back down again. Running far.



3+ Years CrossFit Experience, CrossFit competitions

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

Favorite Lift: Clean

Favorite Benchmark: Murph

Hobbies: Outside of Primal Fitness, Greg enjoys doing mobility, mobility, and more mobility work.



Member of The Tribe and parkour coach since 2011

Favorite Skills: Precision Jumps, Flipping, Climbing

Hobbies: Outside of Primal Fitness, Collin is passionate about camping, adventuring, and traveling. Oh and also video gaming to the max.



APK Certified Instructor

Favorite Skill: Dive Rolls

Hobbies: In his spare time, Pete is a photographer and is responsible for many of the awesome shots you may see of/around Primal Fitness. He is also an avid adventurer, having ridden a scooter to the Arctic Circle and a mototaxi through South America.


Member of The Tribe and MovNat Certified

Favorite Skills: Climb-Ups, Strides

Hobbies: When he is not working for APK, Travis enjoys motorcycle rides around the city or in the woods. He enjoys reading and spending weekends camping and being outdoors.



APK trainee since 2009 and coach since 2014

Favorite Skills: Acrobatics, Bouncing

Hobbies: When not defending his title as Bounce Man 300, Tony likes to draw and work on fashion design.



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.




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



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