PJ Newton is the Founder of Strategic Athlete and a former Marine Officer who has dedicated himself to helping military and tactical athletes obtain the strength, conditioning, and fitness to survive the battle and live a high-quality functional life well into retirement.

With over 12-years of coaching experience in-person, online, and at seminars worldwide he has the knowledge and passion to help you achieve your goals.

PJ Newton has also served as a Head Coach & the Director of Training for CrossFit Endurance where he trained thousands of coaches and athlete in proper running mechanics, endurance training, and endurance programming for a variety of endurance sports (From rucking to triathlon).

Education & Experience


  • Founder, Strategic Athlete
  • Current Federal LEO & SRT Member
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Captain, USMC (2002-2012)
  • Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor
  • Former Director of Training, CrossFit Endurance
  • Former Head Coach CrossFit Endurance
  • Former Head Coach AthleteCell

Education & Certifications:

  • BS Arizona State University
  • MS A.T. Still University
  • CrossFit Level 1 (x3)
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Nutrition
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility (x2)
  • POSE Level 1
  • CrossFit Running
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Endurance Swim
  • CrossFit Defense Athlete’s Course
  • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • Underground Strength Coach Certification
  • CPR/AED Certification

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