"In a single day, Greg Amundson's CrossFit Goal Setting Course will teach you to achieve. I took this course once, and I'd take it again, even if he didn't change a single word. It's that good."


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Greg Amundson


Greg Amundson is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, the US Army Officer Candidate School, South Bay Regional Public Safety Academy and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Federal Academy. Greg started his CrossFit training in December 2001 at the original CrossFit Headquarters gym in Santa Cruz, California. As an Athlete at the first CrossFit gym, Greg was coached and mentored by CrossFit Founders “Coach” Greg and Lauren Glassman for over seven years. Greg was also a former owner of the worlds first CrossFit gym on Research Park Drive in Santa Cruz, CA. 

Greg is a frequent contributor to the CrossFit Journal and teaches at the CrossFit Level I Certificate Course and CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer Course. Greg is the founder and lead instructor of the CrossFit Goal Setting Course and the originator of the apparel company Firebreather Athletics. Greg works for CrossFit Inc. as the Law Enforcement Liaison. In this capacity, Greg coordinates and leads the CrossFit Law Enforcement Summit and the CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar.  Greg travels extensively, teaching CrossFit and Goal Setting around the world. Greg serves as an adjutant instructor for Krav Maga Worldwide on the FORCE Training Division for Military and Law Enforcement Combatives and is the owner and Lead Instructor of Krav Maga Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA. Greg is also the author of the international best selling book Your Wife is NOT Your Sister.

Greg served in both State and Federal Law Enforcement for over fourteen years. Greg served in numerous capacities to include SWAT with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on the Southwest Border. Greg was the DEA Liaison to the highly regarded Border Enforcement Security Task-Force (BEST) Team. Greg also served as a US Army Captain in numerous capacities to include a TAC Officer (Teach – Access – Counsel) where he instructed combatives, fitness and leadership at the United States Army Officer Candidate School at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA. In October 2012, Greg retired from full time Law Enforcement and the US Army to devote himself entirely to CrossFit. He continues to serve as a Reserve Peace Officer in Santa Cruz, CA.

Greg Amundson has been featured in numerous magazine articles including features in Competitor Magazine, Mens Health, WOD Talk Magazine, Inside The Box Magazine, Santa Cruz Good Times, and Police Magazine. Greg has supported and been the catalyst for the inception of over one-hundred CrossFit Gyms, including several of the gyms in Santa Cruz County. Greg’s contributions to CrossFit and the Law Enforcement community have been chronicled in the bestselling books Inside The Box and Learning To Breathe Fire. Greg has also been featured in Podcasts with Mark Divine from SEALFIT and Kenny Kane from the Positivity Project.

“I think one of the greatest contributions CrossFit will continue to make is to inspire people to view themselves not just as human beings but as human athletes.”
Greg Amundson [From the video State Of The Community]


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Greg Amundson CrossFit Journal Video’s

Old School Greg Amundson WOD demos (2003 – 2006)

CrossFit Radio Interviews with Greg

CrossFit Journal Articles by Greg


Fitness For Leadership – Presented at the Texas A&M Leadership Summit in Frisco, Texas



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