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Crossfit


Increasing work capacity across broad modal & time domains.
(Or as normal people would say...getting fitter)

About   Classes   Schedule   Pricing   Meet The Team

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Crossfit


Increasing work capacity across broad modal & time domains.
(Or as normal people would say...getting fitter)

About   Classes   Schedule   Pricing   Meet The Team

2 WAYS TO GET STARTED

LOOKING FOR A NEW BOX?

Check the Schedule tab for more info and come on in!

NEW TO CROSSFIT?

Sign up for OnRamp and in four weeks, we'll have you up to speed

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About US


About US


What is Crossfit?

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.

THE SPORT OF EXERCISE, PRIMAL STYLE

We've been in the CrossFit community since the early days. As the oldest CrossFit gym in DC, we've seen it all. Our programming builds on the idea that a human being should be able to prepare for any physical activity, with a handful of fundamental movements. Whether you walk, run, skate, or ski, Primal's Crossfit program will enhance your performance.

Our trainers work together to create 8-16 week cycles that focus on improving specific components of your overall fitness.  Whether it be building general strength, cardiovascular endurance, or mobility, our approach is designed to help anyone at any fitness level.

We post and coach a "workout of the day" (WOD) every day that builds toward these goals.        

 

CROSSFIT ONRAMP

You know you've been wanting to give Crossfit a try - now is your chance! Primal Fitness is now offering a 4-week "On-Ramp" course for beginners who are new to high intensity exercise. Come get focused instruction that will have you up to speed and Crossfitting in no time - for only $149.

Guided by one of our supportive and experienced trainers, you will gain proficiency in the movements and exercises you’ll encounter in Primal’s Crossfit classes. Spend the rest of your month enjoying an Unlimited Membership. Challenge yourself with an intermediate-scaled version of the daily WODs ("Workout of the Day"), at any of the CrossFit group class times we offer.

Our On-Ramp class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm. To maintain optimal quality, we have to limit 6 people maximum per class - so sign up now! 

See the schedule above to find the starting date of the next On-Ramp session!

CROSSFIT DAILY CLASSES

Clients with an active unlimited membership can come to as many of our daily classes as they like. Drop-ins are welcome anytime. 

Free One-on-One Intro Session

The one-on-one intro session is a 20 minute consultation during which you will have the opportunity to speak with the head coach about your fitness goals and ask any question you have about our Crossfit program. This consultation can be done at the gym or over the phone. Schedule yours today by sending an email to primalfrondesk@gmail.com!

CROSSFIT PERSONAL TRAINING ON-RAMP   

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

  • 12:00 PM till 5:00 PM

Do those times not work with your schedule? Do you prefer a one-on-one approach? If so, then our Personal Training On-Ramp is right for you. For the price of $200, you receive two, 1 hour training sessions, scheduled at a time that works for you to learn and develop your skills at complex and dynamic exercises. We will tailor our instruction to your individual needs and abilities to bring you into the fold. After you've completed your initial training, the rest of the month is yours to jump into whichever of our regular classes work best for you.

Crossfit personal Training

If your schedule does not allow you to attend our regular classes or if you simply prefer a one-on-one approach, our instructors will be happy to give you their personal attention. For more information, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page. 

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Schedule


Schedule


Typical schedule

The schedule below is subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule, please see the widget on the left.

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

  • 6:30 AM - Crossfit
  • 5:00 PM - Crossfit
  • 6:00 PM - OnRamp/Crossfit
  • 7:00 PM (except Friday) - Crossfit

SATURDAY

  • 9:00 AM - Crossfit

SUNDAY

  • 10:00 AM Hero WOD
  • 11:15 AM Yoga/Mobility 
  • 12:00 PM Barbell Club 

***Please join us for:
-Grilled chicken and drinks every first Friday of the month!
-A morning nature hike on every second Saturday of the month!

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Meet The Team


Meet The Team



CROSSFIT


Megan

AMANDA
HEAD COACH

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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, CrossFit Power Lifting, CrossFit Kids. USAW -Sports Performance Coach. 200 Hour YA Yoga Instructor. Yoga Medicine Student- 500 Hour, Integrative Nutrition- Health Coach. 

Favorite Lift: All things Barbell 

Favorite Benchmark: DT and MURPH

Hobbies: She loves learning and trying new things. Big fan of shredding snow, surf and skateboards, lifting heavy stuff, laughing and consuming quality nourishment.

 

Nick

Evan

        USA Powerlifting - Senior National Coach

        Crossfit L1, CrossFit Running & CrossFit Weightlifting Certified

        NSPA Trainer & Weight Management Certified

        Favorite Lift: Overhead Squat

        Favorite Benchmark: Linda

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        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.

Clementina

JENN

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.

Greg

                                   

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CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Favorite Lift: Clean

Favorite Benchmark: Murph

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

                                                     


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LASHONDA

                                    

daniel

                                                 

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.


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MARK TOOROCK, OWNER, TRAINER

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 americanparkour.com, 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

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