Brian Gresham


About Brian: I was raised in Virginia and grew up on the water. I hate the cold, but I love the snow. I have a BFA in Drawing and Design and spent another 4 years going back for pre-physical therapy. If you had asked me a year ago where I would see myself today, I would never have expected Michigan.

How you started at CrossFit Tides and what made you transition into coaching: I found out I was getting stationed here so I drove from Virginia overnight to scout out st Joe and after visiting my station, my second stop was finding the closest gym so I had been in touch with Emily about coming in and working out and becoming a member. 

My favorite part of being a coach is… My favorite part about being a coach is seeing people do things for the first time that they have never done before. Whether it be a handstand or climbing a rope, I love watching people get so excited.

Favorite WOD: Murph

Favorite Movement: Pull-up

Go-to Healthy snack: Hardboiled eggs. 

Cheat day favorite: Ice cream sandwich

If I am not at CFT you can find me: Praying for more snow, running a store on Etsy for paracord products, drawing, riding my Harley in the summer, exploring the surrounding area and being outside, camping, snowboarding, taking my dog to new places, skateboarding, Netflix, movies, boating, eating, and cooking


Coaching Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 1&2 Trainer (CF-L2)

  • CrossFit Endurance

  • CrossFit Gymnastics

  • CrossFit Kids

  • CrossFit Mobility


  • Coach – CF

  • Coach- CrossFit Pushin Weight