Greg Amundson is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, the US Army Officer Candidate School 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 Greg Amundson 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 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. In October 2011, Greg retired 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 a Captain in the US Army National Guard where he teaches leadership, combatives and fitness for the Officer Candidate School in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Connect with Greg on Facebook or e-mail at: Greg@CrossFitAmundson.com