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