CrossFit’s “Original Firebreather”, Greg Amundson, Shares His High-Performance Fitness Program

Jan 11, 2017

Boulder, CO, USA — January 11, 2017 — Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson’s program to help you get into the best shape of your life—physically, mentally, and spiritually. Amundson is a former SWAT officer, DEA Special Agent, U.S. Army Captain, and founding CrossFit athlete and coach who earned the nickname the “original firebreather” for his epic performances in CrossFit workouts. Now Amundson shares the secrets to forge your own Firebreather Fitness—a fitness of body, mind, and spirit. Firebreather Fitness: Work Your Body, Mind, and Spirit into the Best Shape of Your Life is now available in bookstores, CrossFit gyms, and online. Learn more at

Amundson’s Firebreather Fitness program will help you align your physical, mental, and spiritual training so you can gain strength, unlock potential, and live a high-performance, super-healthy life.

Firebreather Fitness includes:

  • Integrated 21-day training programs that include innovative workouts, key mental drills, and warrior yoga to get you into top condition
  • Performance standards that keep your workouts challenging—and let you compete with athletes on your level
  • More than 40 exercises with clear technique photographs and advice
  • Scaling options to make workouts easier or harder, depending on your level of fitness

It takes more than a hard body to excel at work, in the gym, and in life. Firebreather Fitness folds in the cutting-edge mental toughness training and time-tested spiritual practices that guide Amundson and the athletes he coaches. Amundson’s smart and effective guides to goal-setting, pain tolerance, honing purpose and focus, and exerting control over your mental state offer invaluable tools to help meet any challenge.

Packed with practical advice, vetted training methods, and Amundson’s guided workout programs, Firebreather Fitness is a must-have resource for athletes, coaches, law enforcement and military professionals, and anyone interested in pursuing a high-performance life.

Firebreather Fitness: Work Your Body, Mind, and Spirit into the Best Shape Of Your Life
Greg Amundson with T.J. Murphy | Foreword by Mark Divine, author of The Way of the SEAL and Unbeatable Mind
Paperback with full-color interior and photographs throughout. | 7 1/2″ x 9 1/8″, 260 pp., $29.99, 9781937715663

Greg Amundson is one of the founding athletes and coaches of CrossFit. Amundson has spent over fourteen years in Military and Law Enforcement service, including details as a Special Weapons and Tactics Team Operator (SWAT) and Sniper in Santa Cruz County, a Captain in the US Army, a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and an Agent on the Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST) Team. A former owner of the very first CrossFit gym, Greg has traveled around the world teaching CrossFit movement, theory, and application. He owns the gym CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz and Krav Maga Santa Cruz.

TJ Murphy is a veteran journalist, endurance athlete, CrossFitter, and former editorial director of Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, and Competitor magazines. He is author of Inside the Box and co-author of Unbreakable Runner. He is a five-time Ironman® finisher and a 2:38 marathoner.

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