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2023 Trainer Conference

Friday, Sept. 22nd thru Saturday, Sept. 23

Colorado Springs, CO


Rocky Mountain Calvary

4285 N. Academy BLVD.

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(itinerary subject to change)

Friday (9/22)

Morning – Travel to Colorado Springs

1:00-4:00 pm – Registration Table Open/ Mix & Mingle/ Merch for sale

4:00-8:00 pm – Conference Begins/ Welcome/ Session #1

Saturday (9/23)

6:00-7:00 am – Battle at TFCOS

7:30-8:30 am – Conference Hall Open / Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30-12:00 pm – Session #2 & 3 / Breakouts/ Conference Complete

12:00-1:00 pm – Lunch on your own

1:00-5:00 pm – Rock Climbing or Hike

5:00-8:00 pm – Regather for evening hangout

Sunday (9/24)

Morning – Travel home or Stay & Vacay!



Having grown up with a background in martial arts and wrestling, Eric began his coaching career in 1989 as a certified personal trainer and group instructor. He spent the next two decades as either a fitness manager/trainer of numerous gyms and health clubs or working in psychiatric hospitals with at-risk youth.

In the summer of 2006, Eric had a life-changing experience after doing his first CrossFit workout. Since then, he has owned two CrossFit gyms, Next Generation CrossFit and Stone Gym. In the thirteen years of being a CrossFit gym owner, Eric has coached over 22,000 hours of classes, hosted dozens of competitions and fundraisers, and competed in numerous CrossFit, weightlifting, and athletic competitions.

When Eric is not working, he enjoys being with family and friends, the great outdoors, a good book or movie, and anywhere quiet with a good cup of coffee.


American Sports and Fitness Association

  • Certified Personal Trainer

American Council of Exercise:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • CrossFit Certificate Courses:
    • Level 1
    • Level 2

CrossFit Specialty Courses

  • Gymnastics (head of worldwide CrossFit Gymnastics program, Jeff Tucker)
  • Advanced Gymnastics (Olympian Dave Durante)
  • Basic Barbell (former Powerlifter, strength coach, and author, Mark Rippetoe)
  • Olympic Weightlifting (Senior International Weightlifting Coach for the United States, Mike Burgener)
  • Kettlebell (Kettlebell sports judge and “founding father” of the modern kettlebell movement, Jeff Martone)
  • Nutrition (Nutritionist, biochemist, and 2X NYT/WSJ best-selling author, Robb Wolf)
  • Movement/Mobility (Physical Therapist, NYT best-selling author, and speaker, Kelly Starrett)
  • Functional Adaptive (Paralympic powerlifter, coach, and speaker, Kevin Ogar)


2009 Competitor, CrossFit Southwest Regional Qualifiers, Ft Worth, TX
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 Competitor, CrossFit Games Open
2012 Competitor, Exile Open Olympic Weightlifting meet, 1st place in weight class
2012 Competitor, “Anarchy in OK” (40-49 division), tied for 3rd place
2012 Competitor, Oklahoma Weightlifting State Championships, 1st place in weight class 2012 Competitor, “Oklahoma CrossFit Challenge” (40-49 division), 2nd place
2013 Competitor, “Fittest in OK” (40-49 division), 1st place
2014 Competitor, “Battle at the Ballpark” Team competition (Masters division), 4th place


2010, Director, South Central CrossFit Sectionals, Tulsa, OK
2011, Director, North Central CrossFit Regionals, Chicago, Il
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Director, Battle over Red Lands CrossFit competition, Tulsa, OK


Andrew is the proud owner of KRAUSEFITºRX where he works as a Clinical Rehab Therapist and Athletic Performance Coach. Andrew is passionate about applying a functional approach to rehab therapy and pushing the limits of evidence-based training, and holistic nutrition. As a therapist, he specializes in helping people find solutions to their nagging problems by determining the root cause of their pain. He loves providing a hybrid of both therapy and coaching in all his services.

As a tenured coach with over 10 years of experience, Andrew specializes in evidence-based training, performance-based nutrition, and weight loss. Andrew would say he enjoys every style of training, but he especially loves advanced hypertrophy training. He has an extensive background in natural bodybuilding, functional fitness, and metabolic conditioning.

When he is not working, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, training, coaching at his local Trinity Fitness,   playing volleyball, and COFFEE!

Education & Experience

  • CEO/Owner of KRAUSEFITºRX ( )
  • Clinical Rehab Therapist & Athlete Performance Coach LMT, CPT, FNS, FDM
  • Fascial Distortion Model Provider
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • Drug-Free Bodybuilder
  • Philosophy of Movement Coach
  • WellCoach/ Health Coach

2023 Trainer Conference on the West Coast in Colorado Springs, CO