Ben Brus

CrossFit Coach / Gym Manager

It was July of 2012, and I was two weeks into my Crossfit experience, already completely addicted. The workout was Karen – 150 wall balls for time – and even though it kicked my butt, I loved it. That’s what initially drew me to Crossfit, and has kept me coming for the last four years. It’s the constant challenge, getting pushed to (and sometimes past!) your limits, and continual growth – not just physical, but also mental, emotional, and even spiritual. And the community, including the friendships and accountability, are equally valuable – like family. I even officiated a wedding of two CFG coaches in the summer of 2014 (!). I love the opportunity to give back to the CFG community through coaching, because I feel I’ve been given a whole lot the last four years; and my wife (Mary), and four kids (Isabelle, Braydon, Brooklyn, and Noah) have also been participants in the CFG community. I love that we can share Crossfit together (but don’t always love it when my wife beats me!). See you at 5:00am!

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Michigan State University
  • Master of Arts in Theology – Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Crossfit Level One
  • Certified Trainer, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Certified Motivational Career Coach