Bryan-and Erika Bateman
Undeniably the best workout you'll get, with highly skilled trainers, in a friendly, supportive environment.
Shem and the trainers will help you reach your goals and more!
First place I actually felt welcomed and everyone is so positive and encouraging. Definitely feel lucky to know Sydney who introduced me to this place.
One of the best gyms around. Shem Johnson is extremely knowledgable and always keeps things exciting. No two work outs are the same. I would recommend Primal Fitness to anyone willing to dedicate themselves to a healthier way of life. More...
So much fun going to Primal. Love working out with my wife and two children. Feels like we're setting a good example for our kids and Shem is awesome at making it interesting each day. I highly recommend!
Shem is the best trainer! He's knowledgeable in so many areas, works you at your level yet still pushes you to improve, and is so encouraging. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to improve their fitness. More...
By far the best best training I've ever received with the best trainer I've ever worked with. I was always pushed to my limits and felt confident that it wasn't ever too far, it was just everything I had. Amazing!
Just getting into the BEST shape of my life here. Shem doesn’t disappoint!
This is not a gym for lookers or chumps. It’s a P90X style beat down that you’ll love. 60 minutes of tough workouts in small groups. Cardio, body weight strength & conditioning along with a full spectrum of creative exercises to push your mind and body. Personal, one on one training is also available for adults and student athletes. More...
Shem and his team have blown us away. My 11 year old son, Dylan, is so excited every Friday night because he gets to gi work out on Saturday morning. Shem has added so many different classes this fall. Dylan works his rear off and has so much fun. It has been a joy to see his confidence soar through the roof. Shem works the kids hard and has FUN! Dylan does boxing and agility this season and he loves it. Shem has a nice clean gym with a very positive atmosphere. We recommend Primal Fitness and Shem Johnson for families looking to get their kids involved in an activity that pushes them physically and mentally. Thank you Shem!Dylan's Mom. More...
This is a great gym for those interested in getting a great service for their investment of time and money. The primary trainer and owner, Shem Johnson, will work closely with you to get you on the right track. This gym offers personal training, group training, sport specific training, boxing, and Krav Maga. You would be making the right choice by choosing Primal for your fitness family. More...
D. Leighann Batemon
This gym is not longer located at 1424 North Hampton Ave in Springfield; but it is WELL WORTH the drive to the southern part of Springfield to their new location: 5739 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO 65810I have been working out with Shem Johnson (Owner) and Yankton Sothern (Boxing Instructor) since October 2014 and absolutely love it. I have never been a very active person, and after starting my accounting career, the long hours at my desk meant I had put on 80 pounds before I got up the guts to try and find help.As I have never been a very active person, and hate working out, I thought I would give boxing a try as I heard it can be addictive. That was exactly what I needed, an addictive physical hobby. I researched gyms around Springfield, and decided I would give this place a try. Upon contacting Shem, I found him to be very kind but not a pushover, and I began to really value our personal training sessions that helped me to tone up. I also feel his prices are incredibly reasonable, and the atmosphere of the gym is very encouraging. The other people who do cross fit type activities during my sessions were all encouraging and kept me coming back despite my battles with depression and my long work hours. I have never once felt objectified or mocked at this gym, which had been my experience in the past with other gyms in California (and why I was so hesitant to seek assistance with increasing my physical activity). I absolutely love Primal Fitness, and the people who also work out here who are all positive and encouraging.The Saturday boxing instruction with Yankton was very valuable as well. I learned that boxing is indeed very fun, and technical so it keeps my mind active as well. After every session I would make the 25 minute drive home, and still be covered in sweat by the time I got home so I could show off to my husband how hard I worked. If you are looking for a gym that values their patrons, and won't be snobby, this is the place. If they could get a fatty like me to look forward to working on physical goals, I believe they can work miracles in anyone's life, as long as you are willing to put in the time and effort. I absolutely love working out with Shem and everyone I have met at this More...