"There comes a point in most workouts where you question what you're doing and you simply wish it would end. This happens for me in longer workouts usually---one's that are over 15 minutes and/or 7 rounds or more. I'll be plowing along and in the 4th round out of 7 I'll think, "This is stupid. I don't even care about my time. If nobody were here with me I would stop." It's at that very moment that I draw on information that I received at Greg Amundson's CrossFit Goal Setting Course. I remind myself to think positive. It takes effort but I have to block out those negative thoughts and concentrate on, "Feeding the right dog....the dog of courage." Greg beautifully illustrates how to set this plan in motion and if practiced it can have an immediate impact on your outlook both in and out of workouts. I use pieces from the Goal Setting Course in my daily life and my daily workout and the results have been nothing short of amazing."

— Rob Orlando

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Our Gym

On July 2, 2012, CrossFit Amundson officially opened it’s doors in Santa Cruz, CA. CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz is located less than one mile from the original CrossFit Headquarters facility, 800 meters from one of the most legendary surf breaks in the World, and next door to the best locally owned coffee shop in Santa Cruz.

Original CrossFit HQ equipment will be used in the new gym!

CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz is a tribute to the very first CrossFit gym located on Research Park Drive. Original CrossFit equipment, layout, programming, signage, and flooring is on display in the gym. CrossFit Amundson is deeply rooted in the history, culture, community and methodology of the original CrossFit box.

To check out a piece of history on what the early days of CrossFit were like, read the CrossFit Journal Article by Greg Amundson called, “CrossFit HQ, 2851 Research Park Drive“.

Please refer to the information listed below for location and class times. For specific questions or to reserve your spot as an Athlete in the gym, send an e-mail to:


CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz & Krav Maga Santa Cruz
3703 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Located at the intersection of 37th Avenue and Portola Drive next door to Coffeetopia.


Please see our Schedule and Pricing Page for more information.

Our neighbors in Santa Cruz: Coffeetopia!

Krav Maga Santa Cruz

In August, 2012, CrossFit Amundson became the official home to Krav Maga Santa Cruz. Krav Maga is the self-defense and combatives system of the Israeli Defense Forces and hundreds of US State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. Krav Maga emphasizes easy-to-learn techniques that have been battle-tested in life threatening confrontations. Owned and operated by Greg Amundson, Krav Maga Santa Cruz is  the only officially licensed Krav Maga school in Santa Cruz County.

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“I am thrilled to be back in Santa Cruz, and to be opening a gym so close to the birthplace of CrossFit, great surfing and ocean swimming, and awesome coffee! The mission of CrossFit Amundson is to, ‘Educate and Inspire You to make Fitness a Part of Your Life!’ I look forward to sharing my experience’s as a CrossFit trainer and Athlete with you, and to providing you with the inspiration and education you need  to be at your best. I’ll see you in the gym!” – Greg Amundson.

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