Greg Crook
Greg Crook

405lb Squat @47yrs old

310 Bench Press

485lbs Deadlift

7:17 mile, and an all time best Fran time of 2:34


CrossFit L1


CrossFit Football

CrossFit Strongman Certified


Owner - Coach

Greg Crook

From a high school weightlifting enthusiast to a decade-long powerlifter, my journey has been fueled by passion and determination. It all began in 10th grade when I discovered my love for lifting weights through a newfound weightlifting class. Fast forward to Aug 2001, a pivotal moment when I attended a local Bench Press competition as a spectator. Little did I know that just three months later, in November, I would be competing in my first Bench Press competition and securing a second place finish. That marked the start of my competitive powerlifting career in Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift events for over a decade. Throughout my journey, I've achieved memorable milestones, including clinching victory in the 181lb division at the prestigious APF Senior Nationals in Las Vegas back in 2006. Additionally, I etched my name in the All Time Top 50 Equipped Squats for the 198lb weight class with a 821lb squat. Setting various North Carolina state records in Bench Press, Deadlift, and Total further solidified my position locally as a legitimate competitor. Beyond the thrill of competition, I found a passion for learning and experimenting with innovative training techniques. My training partners became willing participants in my quest for knowledge, and little did I know that I was unknowingly coaching them, nurturing their potential to improve. Today, I've embraced CrossFit as my path, and my dedication to empowering others remains unwavering. If you're ready to join me on this journey, I will go above and beyond to support you in achieving your goals. Together, we'll unlock your true potential and make your dreams a reality.

During my life's journey, I faced a relentless struggle with weight from my very childhood. Battling the challenges of being overweight has been an ongoing fight, one that I continue to face each day with unwavering determination. A defining moment came in my twenties when I found myself relying on blood pressure medication. It was then that I made a life-altering decision—to embrace change and reclaim control of my health. A journey began as I shed 60lbs, a feat that I proudly maintained for a significant stretch of time. Like all of us, I faced my share of ups and downs, but I never lost sight of my unwavering commitment to transform myself. Today, I lead from the front, exemplifying the lifestyle that my wife and I share with our clients. Through this path, I have not only conquered my personal battles but also discovered the profound joy of empowering others on their own journeys.

My greatest passion lies in guiding and empowering individuals who have taken the brave step towards positive change in their lives. When they reach out for help and are eager to put in the effort, I'm there to provide the guidance they need to thrive. Witnessing the moment they discover the greatness within themselves is what gets me out of bed in the morning and makes coaching immensely rewarding.