Run–Don’t Walk–To Bridge Athletics

With His Amazing Enthusiasm, CrossFit Coach, Gregory Lawley is Ready To Be Your Trainer at Bridge Athletics

Gregory Lawley and His Proud Parents // Photo Courtesy of Greg Lawley
Gregory Lawley and His Proud Parents // Photo Courtesy of Greg Lawley

Working out is often fairly intimidating. Exercising at a new gym is even more terrifying. But Gregory Lawley, a head coach at Bridge Athletics is hoping that his CrossFit gym can remove the connotation of pressure and anxiety that is often associated with intense workout training. Their goal is to work with you and find the best method of

Bridge Athletics Could Be Your New Training Center // Photo Courtesy of Greg Lawley
Bridge Athletics Could Be Your New Training Center // Photo Courtesy of Greg Lawley

training for your personal exercise objectives. Greg Lawley provided a mission statement that he feels best represents Bridge Athletics.

Bridge Athletics provides structure to guide you along the pathway from who you are to who you want to be.

We combine CrossFit methodology with amazing wellness practices and a thriving social network to build strong bodies, clear minds, and elevated spirits.

You will be connected with companions on the journey — a unified family of skilled coaches and enthusiastic members that form our greatest strength — our supportive community.”

Greg Lawley certainly brings his personality into every aspect of his life. His enthusiasm is absolutely contagious, making him the perfect trainer.

But CrossFit was not always on Greg’s radar. Although he was always an avid soccer player and athlete, Greg initially chose a different life and career path. After graduating from Montclair State University, Greg went to law school, eventually practicing law in Miami. But after some time, he missed the competition associated with intense athletics.

The Montclair Dispatch spoke to Gregory about what led him to become so deeply invested in CrossFit

Stamp illustrating Coach Greg Lawley, Who's Always Wanting to Have Fun
Stamp illustrating Coach Gregory Lawley, Who’s Always Wanting to Have Fun // Graphics Courtesy of Greg Lawley

training and eventually led him to Bridge Athletics.

“I thrive on connecting with my fellow human beings; seeing their eyes widen as they take their bodies on a journey that is forever delivering new potential into their lives and the lives of those they touch. Fitness is my catalyst and I am grateful for every day and every opportunity that is presented to me. Come smile with me while you build muscles… both mental and physical.”

Greg urges people to come and try training at Bridge Athletics (located at 130 Valley Road) simply because he loves to make people happy and excited about getting fit. He hopes he can bring his infectiously high energy and spirit to Montclair, with the goal of getting his clients to lead healthy lives.

If you are interested in trying out a class at Bridge Athletics, you can access the schedule here.


The author of the article is a Montclair native class of 2017, currently a student at McGill University, studying history and communications within the Faculty of Arts.

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