Our facility, in Up-Town Chicago, is state of the art with a separate Yoga area and beautiful clean locker rooms. CrossFit is a combination of training principles including cardiovascular, strength, agility, balance, flexibility, coordination and more. We offer small group classes, including CrossFit, Kids CrossFit, Yoga, Row-Flow, Rowing, and Private training, led by a certified trainer who will motivate you to perform at your best, regardless of your current fitness level. From 8-80 years old, beginner to super athlete alike!
MEET OUR INCREDIBLE TRAINERS
Owner / Operator
Stephanie Shalit has been practicing yoga since she was in her teens and teaching since 2000. Originally trained by Baron Baptiste and Shiva Rea. Her classes are an extremely powerful, physically challenging flowing vinyasa style. Stephanie has taught in NYC at David Barton Gym, Boom Fitness, Practice Yoga, Yoga Effects …as well as privately to the elite of NY and Chicago.
She continues to grow as a teacher and continues to study, most recently completing her CorePower Yoga training and extension program.
Owner / Operator
Ramon Shalit – owner operator. Ramon is Level 1 and Level 2 CrossFit certified and ACE certified. He has been involved in sports his entire life having played soccer around the world and a nationally ranked tennis player in his youth.
Between full contact sports, circus, and physical theatre, Cole has connected to the world around him through his body for longer than he has been in Chicago (since 2009). He grew up knowing the unhealthy messages that are out there for people about their body types. It was in 2016 that Cole discovered CrossFit and, with that, he threw out the ethos of trying to subtract what we aren’t proud of. Instead, he focuses on what makes us excellent and he nurtures it. Cole believes that what is within us, physically and mentally, is as infinitely astounding as the outside world. We have a physical and mental capacity to become true super heros.
Ten years ago I was drawn to yoga for the Physical benefits. Yet, through practice and training every day I became aware of the others beneficial aspects of yoga. Each step of my journey has helped me to developing my own practice, teacher trainings and through Svadyaya (self-study) of it all. It became much more clear that through yoga I was transforming myself into a better person not only in a physical aspect but also positive transformative growth emotionally and mentally. It is because of this transformation why I would love to share this powerful practice with others. Moreover, the beauty of yoga played a big roll while I was an expected mother. It allowed me to connect deeply with my baby, reduced stress, and tension, as well as keeping me in great shape.
Megan Tatiana Convey Gómez
Megan Tatiana Convey Gómez is a bi-Racial Latinx Artist & Yoga Instructor based in Chicago. Through both her artistic & yoga practices she seeks to facilitate healing, to create safe space & communicate through visual tools & movement what words simply cannot. A former athlete, her commitment to teaching movement in various forms spans over a decade & she has spent ten years practicing yoga. She has studied with teachers in Chicago, Oak Park & Rome, Italy; crediting much of her personal discipline & love of Ashtanga yoga to her teacher Todd Boman. Her years in the yoga community have been spent working & learning at Moksha, Turbodog Yoga, Ahimsa Yoga Studio, Chicago Prison Yoga, Primary Crossfit & Yoga, Inner Sense Healing Arts, Equinox, & a Variety of nontraditional yoga spaces. While her Ashtanga/Vinyasa is her primary practice she offers Beginners, Hatha & Restorative Teachings as well. It is with much gratitude that she joins the Primary Crossfit family, looking forward to sharing the practice with all of the communities athletes.
Kyle joined Primary CrossFit in 2016, having recently moved to Uptown. He was immediately hooked, not only by the challenging workouts and satisfying results, but also the community and new friendships that came along with it. Sports and physical activity were a constant in Kyle’s early years but started to fade away post-college, outside of the occasional lifting session at a big box gym and intramural sports leagues. Discovering CrossFit, staying committed to fitness, and eating clean has led him to be in better shape now than at any point in his 20s. Favorite WOD = Bradshaw Favorite movement = Deadlift Least favorite movement = Toes to bar. Attend a class with Kyle and you’ll get a killer workout, solid instruction, all set to the tune of hip hop, country, or some good old HS weight room music!
Luz Arreola Gonzalez
Luz was born and raised in Mexico City. Chicago has been her home for over 10 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Eucation from Loyola University and she currently teaches 4th grade in the Uptown neighborhood. In her younger years, Luz, was never very active, nor in the best shape. She was also too nervous to be a part of any sport or team activity. As she got older and more confident in herself, she started getting involved in other team sports. While attending Loyola, Luz joined the Rugby team and was immediately hooked. When she found CrossFit, it was a mind and body transformation and she fell in love with its constant challenges and the ways it continued to motivate her to become a better version of herself. Plus, she fell in love with its community. Being an educator, Luz loves watching athletes grow and excel. “Every milestone and PR they achieve brings happiness to my heart. It’s so much fun teaching and learning from every single athlete I coach.”
Rachel completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in April 2018 at Corepower in Chicago. Since then, she has been teaching yoga at the Juvenile Detention Center and Cook County Jail, as a way to bring yoga to those who may not access it otherwise. Rachel also incorporates yoga into her work as a therapist at a private practice.