Learning To Breathe Fire

Greg Amundson’s book Your Wife is NOT Your Sister was featured in the bestselling book, Learning To Breathe Fire by J.C. Hertz. One of the most illuminating books ever on a sports subculture, Learning To Breathe Fire combines vivid sports writing with a thoughtful meditation on what it means to be human. J.C. wrote two chapters on “Original Firebreather” Greg Amundson, and mentions his book on two accounts. In addition, Greg’s book makes the Recommended Reading list.

Greg Amundson book featured in Learning To Breathe Fire

Capitola Book Cafe Lecture

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Greg Amundson spoke before a sold out audience at Capitola Book Cafe in Capitola, CA., about the theme, “A strong person must also learn how to strongly love.” The entire lecture was filmed and will be made available on this website!


“Although a strong body is important, it is the strength of our heart, our emotions, and our capacity to love another person that makes the difference in a relationship. You gotta’ love like your life depends on it.” – Greg Amundson


Capitola Book Cafe Lecture [Part I]

Capitola Book Cafe Lecture [Part II]

Capitola Book Cafe Lecture [Part III]


Capitola Book Cafe

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, author Greg Amundson spoke in front of a group of over fifty people about his book Your Wife is NOT Your Sister. Greg’s lecture focused on how the Warrior Spirit can be applied to the pursuit of love in a relationship. The entire lecture was filmed and will be available soon on this website and on Greg’s CrossFit Affiliate website. Thanks to everyone who attended the special event.

2nd Edition Now Available

Author Greg Amundson’s book Your Wife is NOT Your Sister captured the hearts of readers around the world. Inspired by the success of the first release, Greg wrote an expanded 2nd Edition to the book, complete with a forward from New York Times bestselling author Julien Smith (author of the book The Flinch) and Navy SEAL Commander and SEALFIT founder Mark Divine. Greg’s 2nd Edition is Now Available! 

Feature Article

Greg Amundson was recently featured in the popular Santa Cruz magazine Good Times. Greg’s unique style of blending the mind, body and spiritual component of training has captured the attention of Santa Cruz County. There is a wait list to join his gym, and his second location opens on July 2, 2013.

UFC Culture

Author Greg Amundson, in addition to lecturing on the Warrior Spirit and Leadership for Law Enforcement, is a highly respected CrossFit Coach and CrossFit gym owner. Greg works extensively with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters and professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters to prepare them physically and mentally for their upcoming bouts. In addition to preparing these brave fighters for their fights, Greg also works on the complete development of the mind, body and spirit of the athlete. Greg inspires the fighters to understanding it’s important to win in the cage, but more important to win at home in a loving and intimate relationship with our life partners. In this photograph, Greg stands outside his CrossFit gym CrossFit Amundson in Santa Cruz, California, with professional fighters Gray Maynard and Thomas Dilegouard.

Speaking Tour

In preparation for the release of the 2nd Edition to his book Your Wife is NOT Your Sister, author Greg Amundson is speaking around the country at Law Enforcement agencies and Police Academies. Greg combines a CrossFit workout with a short lecture on the Warrior Spirit to inspire new Police Recruits that a, “Strong person must also learn how to strongly love.” Greg recently spoke before a Recruit Class at the Los Angeles Police Academy. In this photograph, Greg and Eric Quan, the Lieutenant in charge of Police Training at the LAPD Academy, pose before the famous LAPD Academy gates.


A strong person must also learn how to strongly love.” – Greg Amundson


Chapter Reading

In this video, author Greg Amundson reads Lesson 14 from his book Your Wife is NOT Your Sister. Greg speaks frequently around the country at Firefighting and Law Enforcement Leadership Events on topics including the lesson that, “Strong people must also learn how to strongly love.” Sadly, the Public Safety and Military professions suffer from some of the highest divorce rates in the country. Greg hopes the lessons in his book educate these professionals on how to serve both in their relationships and their communities.







Greg Amundson at the Texas A&M Leadership Summit


Your Wife is NOT Your Sister – Lesson 14 [video]