Hey Coach!

meet chicago's premier fitness team

 
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SEAN GRIFFIN
Founder & Co-Owner

Sean oversees business operations, marketing and stategy. His mission in life is to ignite strength, health, and happiness in the lives of others.

After a 2-year stint in corporate finance, Sean realized his true passion for fitness and wellness. He founded CPG in 2013 after working with Division 1 college athletes, interning at the nationally recognized IFAST, and earning some of the industry’s top certifications, including CSCS, SFG, FMS and PN.

Sean graduated from Indiana University with a finance degree.

@primal_seamus

 
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GRANT ANDERSON
Co-Owner & Director of Strength

Grant is the co-owner of CPG. As Director of Strength, Grant develops our Team Training training program and oversees our coaching staff. He specializes in simple methods that achieve maximum results.

He holds CSCS, SFG, and FMS certifications and has a deep passion for continuing education in the strength and fitness world.

Grant graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BA in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science.

@grandersonsfg

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KIMBERLEE KRITZER
Sales & Communication Manager

Kimberlee oversees all in-studio and virtual communication strategies, in addition to serving as an Assistant Coach in our Team Training program.

She is a certified SFG-1 and intrinsic lifestyle coach specializing in behavior change. She has eight years of experience in fitness and wellness including a bachelors degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Dance/Movement Therapy from UW-Madison.

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LAUREN ZALLIS
Strength Coach, Challenge Manager

Lauren trained as a CPG member for a year prior to joining the team. She has been a strength coach for six years. It is Coach LZ’s objective to bring energy to each hour that leaves the CPG community feeling strong, empowered, and appreciated.

Not only does Coach LZ crush kettlebells, but she also crushes the occasional soccer game. She currently plays semi-professional soccer for Chicago City Soccer Club and is a licensed sport psychology consultant. She holds a masters degree in counseling with a specialization in sport and health psychology.

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PETER LEONHARD
Head Strength Coach, Program Manager

Peter comes to CPG after multiple years of experience coaching general population clients and athletes. Peter spent his first year at CPG as a member and currently is the only gentlemen in the gym to complete the 100 rep 5:00 snatch test with the 32k kettlebell.

Peter played goalie for the University of Kentucky and graduated with a degree in business administration. He is a certified StrongFirst Level 1 instructor and is ready to help the Primal Tribe get strong!

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MARTY PETERSON
Strength Coach

Coach Marty joins the CPG team after joining as one of our Founding Members in 2013. Marty comes with almost a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, including General Manager roles at some of Chicago's most popular bars.

Marty interned with CPG for four months to learn the ins and outs of our training system and to hone his skill as a kettlebell coach. He's excited to bring his unique blend of high-energy and commitment to results to the community.

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KARLA GIDWANI
Studio Coordinator

Karla serves as Assistant Coach and our Studio Coordinator. Karla specializes in working with new moms looking to return to high intensity training.

Karla graduated from Depaul University with a B.A. in Music from DePaul University and an M.M. in Music Therapy from Illinois State University. She is SFG-1, ACE, and GGS Pre/Postnatal certified.