ABOUT GREG

REV. GREG AMUNDSON is an ecclesiastically endorsed and ordained minister of God’s Word. A graduate of Western Theological Seminary (MA Ministry and Leadership & MA Biblical and Theological Studies) Greg Amundson is among the Nation’s forefront authorities on self-leadership, pastoral counseling and holistic wellness practices.

Greg brings an electric combination of passion, credibility and real-world experience to his sermons on the integration of faith and fitness. Greg’s late father, Dr. Raymond Amundson, was a Doctor of Chiropractic, Pastor, Bodybuilder, Naval Officer, Deep Sea Diver, Champion Swimmer and world renowned Energetic Healer. His mother, Julianne, was a lifelong Teacher, Minister and Peace Corps Volunteer, who gained recognition for her volunteer work in Jordan, which took her life in 2011. From a very young age, Greg was indoctrinated into the culture of healing practices, leadership, spirituality and ministry.

In December 2001, Greg became a founding Athlete of the now famous and worldwide CrossFit fitness program, and was personally mentored in the methodology of CrossFit by the Founder of CrossFit, “Coach” Greg Glassman. That same year, Greg became one of the first American Law Enforcement Officers to begin an advanced course of study in Krav Maga, the Israeli Military method of Hand to Hand Combat. Greg’s mentor in Krav Maga was former Director of FORCE Training Londale Theus, who was the first American Law Enforcement Officer certified to teach Krav Maga. In 2004, Greg completed the rigorous Lead Advanced Krav Maga FORCE Instructor Program, and joined the team at Krav Maga Worldwide FORCE Division.

Greg has been teaching functional fitness and Krav Maga for over 20 years, and has instructed, lectured, lead seminars and conducted workshops, for an estimated (and conservative) ten-thousand hours. Greg has been referred to by his peers as a “Shihan” and “Sensi” (meaning Master Teacher) and “Coach”. On August 26, 2018, after nearly 20 years of training in Krav Maga, Greg was awarded his Krav Maga Black Belt after four grueling days of testing at Krav Maga Worldwide Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his extensive training and experience in Krav Maga, Greg is an Honor Graduate “Top Gun” of the Los Angeles Police Department Handgun Instructor School (HITS). 

Greg served in both State and Federal Law Enforcement for over 22 years in numerous capacities to include SWAT with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and as a Special Agent (SA) 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 Military Police Captain and TAC Officer (Teach – Access – Counsel) where he instructed combatives, Yoga, CrossFit and leadership at the United States Army Officer Candidate School at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA. After leaving DEA and the Army, Greg served for 10 years as a Peace Officer and Law Enforcement Chaplain in Santa Cruz, CA, with the Santa Cruz Harbor Patrol. In 2021, Greg returned to full time Federal law enforcement work. 

Greg has been featured in numerous magazine articles including Competitor Magazine, Mens Health, WOD Talk Magazine, Outside Magazine, Inside The Box Magazine, Santa Cruz Good Times, and Police Magazine. Greg is the Fitness Expert for Calibre Press Law Enforcement Magazine and is the Section Chair on Physical Fitness for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). Greg and his team at the NTOA recently developed and implemented the Nations’ first standardized SWAT PFQ. 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 is the author of 10 books, including the Amazon #1 multi-category bestselling book The Warrior and The Monk and is the host of “The Greg Amundson Show” Podcast on iTunes which been praised as an encouraging warrior’s perspective on the Word of God. 

GREG’S WORK

PUBLISHED BOOKS BY GREG AMUNDSON

GREG AMUNDSON CROSSFIT JOURNAL VIDEOS

GREG AMUNDSON VIDEO LECTURES WITH SEALFIT

OLD SCHOOL WOD DEMONSTRATIONS WITH GREG AMUNDSON (2003 – 2006)

CROSSFIT RADIO INTERVIEWS WITH GREG AMUNDSON

CROSSFIT JOURNAL ARTICLES BY GREG AMUNDSON

WARRIOR SPIRIT LECTURES BY GREG AMUNDSON

HOLISTIC NUTRITION LECTURES BY GREG AMUNDSON

  • Holistic Nutrition Seminar Part 1 [video]
  • Holistic Nutrition Seminar Part 2 [video]
  • “In The Kitchen With Greg” [video]
  • “In The Kitchen With Greg Episode 2” [video]

WARRIOR YOGA WITH GREG AMUNDSON

PODCAST INTERVIEWS WITH GREG AMUNDSON

CALIBRE PRESS ARTICLES BY GREG AMUNDSON