ABOUT GREG

REV. GREG AMUNDSON is an ecclesiastically endorsed and ordained minister of God’s Word. A graduate of Western Theological Seminary (MA in Ministry and Leadership & MA in 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 integrating 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.

Greg’s achievements speak volumes about his expertise. In 2001, he became a founding athlete of the now-worldwide CrossFit fitness program, personally mentored by the Founder of CrossFit, “Coach” Greg Glassman. That same year, Greg embarked on an advanced course of study in Krav Maga, becoming one of the first American Law Enforcement. His mentor in Krav Maga was the former Director of FORCE Training, Mr. Londale Theus, the first American Law Enforcement Officer certified to teach Krav Maga. In 2004, Greg completed the rigorous Lead Advanced Krav Maga FORCE Instructor Program. He then joined the Krav Maga Worldwide FORCE Division team, further solidifying his position as a respected authority in his field.

Greg’s dedication to functional fitness and Krav Maga is a testament to his commitment to physical and mental well-being. With over 20 years of teaching experience and an estimated ten thousand hours of instruction, Greg has earned the respect of his peers, who refer to him as a “Shihan,” “Sensi” (meaning Master Teacher), and “Coach.” His journey culminated in 2018 when he was awarded his Krav Maga Black Belt and Diploma after four grueling days of testing at Krav headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. Greg’s expertise extends beyond Krav Maga, as he is also Maga Worldwide,  an Honor Graduate “Top Gun” of the Los Angeles Police Department Handgun Instructor School (HITS). 

Greg’s professional journey is a testament to his versatility and adaptability. He served in State and Federal Law Enforcement for over 22 years. He held numerous roles, including 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. He 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 the DEA and the Army, Greg served ten years as a Peace Officer and Law Enforcement Chaplain in Santa Cruz, CA, with the Santa Cruz Harbor Police. In November 2021, Greg returned to full-time Federal law enforcement as a Senior Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). 

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 served several years as the Fitness Expert for Calibre Press Law Enforcement Magazine and the Section Chair on Physical Fitness for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). Greg and his team at the NTOA developed and implemented the Nation’s 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 a national bestselling 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 has 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