The application of health and fitness is not found in the gym or studio; it’s in the activities of our daily lives.

The quality of our lives is often in direct proportion to our caliber of health. Good health supports a good life but elite health and conditioning creates life opportunity that few are able to enjoy. Coach Greg is a strength and conditioning coach who believes in training (not working out) as a concept and methodology for achieving one’s full physical potential. After serving more than 10 years in the United States Air Force, the coach began to pursue his interest in anatomy, physiology and psychology. Initially running the wellness program at Kirtland Air Force Base, he later began a career in public service as an Emergency Medical Technician. He served as both a trauma and emergency room technician in local hospitals – giving him a more intimate understanding of various levels of injury. Coach Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Training from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and he is a licensed Clinical Counselor.

Unlike your traditional weight training and workouts–at the Gallup School of Strength, Coach Greg teaches functional strength as a skill designed to help us successfully navigate the challenges of our daily lives, while simultaneously instilling confidence and peace of mind. Maintaining strength throughout our movement is an essential component of our overall physical wellbeing; it enhances the connective tissue, helps to prevent injury and enriches us with a sense of true personal power. Life is not static and neither should you be, however, there must be consistency and integrity in our movement. Coach Greg is an adept Tibetan 5 Rites instructor –a 2,500 year old yogic system that places particular emphasis on a continuous sequence of movement. He is a Wing Chun martial artist, a life coach, author and Certified StrongFirst instructor, personally certified by Pavel Tsatsouline –a former Soviet Special Forces instructor and owner of StrongFirst, the certifying agency for all StrongFirst instructors. Pavel Tsatsouline is credited with the StrongFirst system and bringing the kettlebell training to the United States. The kettlebell is iconic in Russian history, dating back centuries. “Not a single sport develops our muscular strength and bodies as well as kettlebell athletics,” affirmed Hercules, the Russian magazine in 1913.

The Gallup School of Strength is a physician referred training facility dedicated to improving your quality of life. We help you to develop functional strength, flexibility, restore balance and recover lost flexibility. While it is not our primary focus –weight loss is a byproduct of our elite training system –burning a rate of 1200 calories per hour. At the Gallup School of Strength we teach strength as a skill. Our training programs and classes, while fun, emphasize correct form, technique execution and consistency as keys to obtaining your goals. You don’t require an athletic background nor should you worry about your age to begin this training. Although we specialize in strength training for all athletes, our training programs are suitable for nearly everyone. And while we appreciate the benefits of youth, we believe elite health and conditioning can be achieved at any age, especially after the age of 40. At the Gallup School of Strength “you don’t work out you train.”