Triathlon | Kettlebell | Strength | Nutrition

Sugar Land | Texas

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Loren Salas

I am certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which is the world-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators.  In addition, I am a Certified Kettlebell Teacher with the IKFF, which is an organization whose goals are two-fold: to promote Kettlebell training and complete mind/body fitness on a global scale.

I'm Loren Salas, owner and trainer for Primal Gym.  Now an 18 year resident of Sugar Land, I started Primal Gym over 10 years ago because I wanted to help people of all ages improve their mobility, fitness, health, and lifestyle.  I have a passion for fitness, and it's rewarding to introduce my clients to proven training techniques while making exercise fun and impactful.  For example, muscles are designed to work together rather than in isolation.  Therefore, we train movement patterns that are used in sport and everyday life, and as a consequence, you look and feel great!  Primal Gym offers a variety of strength and conditioning endeavors.  If your focus is triathlon, kettlebell, or overall conditioning to build muscle and cut body fat, Primal Gym can coach you in this journey.

PG In Action

PG Training

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PG can train you to become a strong triathlete.  I believe that training for a higher purpose than simply looking and feeling good, which is important too, don't get me wrong, can actually lead to longer satisfaction in training. 

Regardless whether you have a competitive streak, you're going to benefit from getting involved in training for sport. Triathlons, for example, encourage you to train the spectrum of athleticism ..swim, bike, run.  And to be succeed in these 3 endeavors, you gotta eat well, get lean, get stronger, and go to bed a decent time --- rest and recovery is a must in any sport.   So go ahead and get your competitive juices flowing...your health and physique goals will come automatically.  Click to see Ironman 70.3 Texas in action.



PG can teach you the proper techniques to produce safe and fluid kettlebell lifts.  Kettlebell training is an amazing combination of muscle strength AND muscle endurance.  It doesn't stop there though.  Learning and improving on kettlebell technique takes concentration and focus on the skill at hand.  I find that clients get the opportunity to forget about stresses of work because kettlebell training requires their full attention.

Another advantage to kettlebell training is that it offers a break from traditional strength training routines, i.e., dumbbell and barbell exercise.  Not only is it a different stimulus for the body, but it makes working out more enjoyable AND challenging.  Furthermore, for those who wish to take kettlebell training to the next level, there are kettlebell competitions where various lifts are performed for a specific time period, usually 5 or 10 minutes.  A true test of physical strength and mental concentration.

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In The Gym

PG is fully equipped with an arsenal of training options to  improve health & human performance.  I focus on strength, mobility, and stability through the use of dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, bands, and bodyweight exercises.  Training in this manner builds strength from the center outward, so you move and feel better.

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PG Outdoors


My outdoor training program was born out of my interest in the primal movement patterns and exercises.  So, we get as close to that as possible here at PG...we drag sleds; pull sleds; throw and slam medicine balls; move with kettlebells; and perform lots of bodyweight exercises.  All human movements that primal man performed to find food and to keep from becoming food comes to life in a PG Outdoor training session.