Greg Amundson by Competitor Magazine
“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
Greg Amundson is the founder and instructor of the CrossFit Goal Setting Trainer Course. Greg has been training and coaching CrossFit for over 11 years.
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 Founder “Coach” Greg Glassman for over seven years.
Since 2003, Greg has assisted Coach Glassman on the training staff of the CrossFit Certification’s and Seminars. With the launch of the CrossFit Headquarters website and CrossFit Journal, Greg was instrumental in providing the photograph and video content that has been viewed by thousands of people worldwide. Much of the early video footage of Greg’s workouts and technique demonstrations, including the first CrossFit DVD called “Try This At Home” have been credited with inspiring the current generation of CrossFit athletes to begin their CrossFit training. In 2007, Greg was gifted ownership of CrossFit Santa Cruz directly from Coach Glassman.
Greg has been referred to by his peers as an “Ambassador of CrossFit” and the “Original CrossFit Firebreather.” Greg has traveled around the world teaching the movements, theory and practical application of CrossFit.
Greg is a frequent contributor to the CrossFit Journal and works for CrossFit Inc. as the Law Enforcement Liaison. In addition, Greg is the owner of the CrossFit Affiliate gym CrossFit Amundson. Greg served in full time Law Enforcement for over fourteen years in numerous capacities to include details as a SWAT Operator and Sniper in Santa Cruz County, CA. and a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) Team on the Southwest Border of Mexico. In October 2011, Greg resigned from full time Law Enforcement to devote himself entirely to CrossFit. He continues to serve as a Reserve Peace Officer in Santa Cruz, CA. and as an Captain in the US Army National Guard where he teaches leadership at the US Army Officer Candidate School in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Published Books by Greg Amundson
Greg Amundson CrossFit Journal Video’s
- What it Takes to be a Leader [part 1] [part II]
- On the Road for 100 Miles
- Accomplishment of a 10 year Goal
- Positive Self Talk
- State of the Community
- California Road Trip
- San Diego Police Fitness Project
- CrossFit Law Enforcement Training Seminar
- The CrossFit Experience With Greg Amundson“ [YouTube Preview]
- CrossFit Goal Setting Seminar with Greg Amundson
CrossFit Journal Articles by Greg
- Forging Elite Leadership
- Coaching The Mental Side of CrossFit
- CrossFit HQ History
- Diet Secrets of the Tupperware Man
- Good Housekeeping Matters
- The Chink in my Armor
- How to Grow a Successful Garage Gym
- Training 2 Miles to Run 100
- Diet Secrets of the Tupperware Man Vol. II