Greg Amundson is the owner of CrossFit Amundson and Krav Maga Santa Cruz, and the Law Enforcement Liaison for CrossFit Inc. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, South Bay Regional Public Safety Academy and the U.S.DEA Federal Academy, Amundson started his CrossFit training in Dec. 2001 at the original CrossFit Headquarters gym in Santa Cruz, Calif., where he was coached and mentored by CrossFit founders Greg and Lauren Glassman for over seven years.
Amundson is a frequent contributor to the CrossFit Journal, teaches at the CrossFit Level I Certificate Course and CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer Course, and is the founder and lead instructor of the CrossFit Goal Setting Course and the originator of the apparel company Firebreather Athletics. He serves as an adjutant instructor for Krav Maga Worldwide on the FORCE Training Division for Military and Law Enforcement Combatives.
Greg served in state and federal law enforcement for over fourteen years. Greg served in numerous capacities, including 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 U.S. Army Captain in numerous capacities, including as a TAC Officer (Teach–Access–Counsel), where he instructed combatives, fitness and leadership at the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA. He continues to serve as a Reserve Peace Officer in Santa Cruz, CA.
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. He is also the author of the international best selling book Your Wife is NOT Your Sister.