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.
Joy completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in July 2016 at Bare Feet Power Yoga in Chicago and is a certificated yoga teachers’ assistant. She enjoys teaching a fun and invigorating class to beginner and advanced yogis. Yoga is for everyone no matter where you are. Yoga is for everyone no matter where you are. Joy has had amazing teachers along the way and is thankful.
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!
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.