CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Eric Gressett is a Licensed Architect who has lived in down town Long Beach since 2001. Eric has always been passionate about extreme sports, close to making the US Ski team in 1988 and was one of the early adopter of Kite Surfing in Belmont Shore. Eric is truly passionate about CrossFit and has witnessed first-hand that if you are willing to put in the work you will get amazing results. Beyond the workouts Eric’s passion is also about his community, building lasting friendships, and bringing the neighborhood together in a positive way.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Brad is a passionate coach! He has been involved with CrossFit for one year. As his passion for the sport grows, Brad plans to begin competing in local competitions.
In addition to coaching CrossFitters, Brad is chipping away at earning is his Master of Science degree at California State University, Long Beach. He is studying Sport and Exercise Psychology. Sports have always been a large part of Brad's life, as he was a three-sport Varsity athlete in high school, competing in football, swimming and track. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, who recently joined the CrossFit Radius family, and his dog Jax, who is always at the box ready to clean sweaty athletes. They enjoy hiking, going to the dog beach, trying new restaurants, and relaxing while watching movies.
Favorite Lift: Power Clean // Favorite Movement: Max Height Box Jumps
My journey with CrossFit started in the backyard of my brother’s house (July 2011) as a training program to help me prepare for the 2012 SoCal Tough Mudder. At that point I was 235lbs and not in a good state of physical or mental health. I never went to the gym and it definitely showed. I was overweight, sick and depressed. CrossFit changed all that for me. Pull-ups were impossible, running was unbearable and I had no clue what Olympic lifting was; it was a wake up call. Slowly but surely the weight fell off, muscle grew where I never thought it would and I was getting stronger, faster and healthier. Now here I am, 4 years into CrossFit and I am around 195lbs. Not only have I lost weight, I am much stronger, I’ve developed new skills and am enjoying a healthier lifestyle. I have CrossFit and a healthy diet to thank. CrossFit has opened my eyes to a multitude of opportunities, friends and life changing events; it is something that I cherish whole-heartedly. I believe that CrossFit has the potential to bring about the best version of you every single day whether it’s in the box or during everyday life. Apply what you learn in the box and take it elsewhere. Knowledge is power and at the bare minimum I hope to help people learn something every day.
Other sports I’ve played include Basketball since I was 8 (played varsity in high school & still play), Volleyball Since I was 10 (played club and was on traveling teams) and Tennis since I was 16 (2 years in high school and two years at Allan Hancock Community College).
As a new single father I am finding that time is not my own, however, when I do find myself with some “me time,” I enjoy working out.
Fun-fact: I used to be a hip-hop dance instructor. So from time-to-time I like to dust off the dancing shoes. I am also looking into taking up some ukulele lessons soon.