Primal Performance Coaches

Hi, I’m John, head coach and owner of Primal Performance. I started Primal Performance to elevate personal training and powerlifting coaching as I saw that there was need for top level coaches that do things right. A bit more about myself: I’m a former top-level athlete in cycling and powerlifting (I’ve squatted over 700 pounds multiple times in competition). I’ve always had a passion for training and sports and started personal training and coaching at 19 years old. They call me the trainer of trainers for a reason – many of the personal trainers in the area seek me out to be their own personal trainer! Over the last decade I’ve helped clients from all walks of life and levels of fitness achieve their goals. From elite strength athletes, youth athletes, elite business professionals, moms, dads, and everyone in between. I have a very strong passion for health and fitness and helping our clients to reach there goals, I believe in supporting clients and creating lasting change without dependence.


Hey everyone! My name is Ethan. I am a former university-level football player and a current powerlifter. I am a Certified Personal Trainer who believes in meeting each client where they are at individually!

I have been passionate about health and fitness for the past 15 years! Whether it was attending sport-specific training sessions, playing as many sports as possible, or following my own training programs, I have always remained active. Since then, I have decided to share my passion with others as a personal trainer. Over the years, I have trained many different types of clients: aspiring firefighters, athletes, and working professionals to name a few!

I really love what I do and believe full-heartedly in the benefits that individualized training provides. It has benefitted me immensely, both mentally and physically, and I know it will do the same for you.


Hi, my name is Stephen and I’m an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer with Primal Performance Coaching. After 12 years of playing hockey competitively, I hung up the skates after getting in the gym and absolutely loving it. It became clear that, in hockey, being fast was no longer cutting it.

At 115lbs, not only were the initial workouts difficult but gaining weight and putting on size seemed like an uphill battle. By sticking to the process, size and strength gains followed. Once I started seeing the results, I was hooked. I felt better, looked better, and knew I had what it took to get after what I wanted – both inside and outside the gym.

Jumping into strength training was the start of a journey of powering through my own fitness goals, which soon after left me wanting more. That “more” is striving to want to help others achieve theirs.


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