Meet Our Coaches: Devyn Parnes – South Loop Strength & Conditioning

Devyn Parnes

Lead Coach

Where were you born?
Palo Alto, California

Where did you grow up?
Sun Valley, Idaho

What schools did you attend?
University of Denver (Economics)
Feinberg School of Medicine PA Program – Northwestern University

When did you start CrossFit?

What made you start CrossFit?
I wanted some organized fitness since collegiate sports (road cycling) were over.

When did you come to SLSC?
Summer 2016

What do you enjoy about SLSC?
It’s a happening gym full of people that are hardworking and, more importantly, welcoming and fun.

What do you enjoy about coaching?
I love sharing my knowledge of body mechanics and watching people actively care for themselves. Also, seeing members make gains big or small. It’s incredibly rewarding.

What would you say to someone who is considering trying out SLSC but is unsure?
I always say, the hardest part is showing up. If you walk in the door, the programming, the community and the coaches will help you take care of the rest.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Nationally Registered EMT