- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- NASM – Personal Trainer Certification
- Holistic Massage Therapist
- First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
Billie Buss has spent his life studying and competing in martial arts and martial sports as well as health and fitness. His path began on the mats as a young child, and he went on to be trained by Olympic wrestlers and coaches from elementary through high school, and to compete successfully in both Folk Style and Freestyle wrestling at the state and national levels.
As a teenager, Billie fell in love with traditional martial arts training and earned three different black belts in traditional martial arts systems. During this time, he competed in many tournaments, winning one world championship in point sparring, three back to back world championships in continuous sparring, two back to back world championships in submission grappling, as well as national championships in sparring and submission grappling, all in the black belt level divisions. Through martial arts, Billie has implemented programs in the Madison community that include working with at risk youth, self-defense, bully prevention, and women’s empowerment.
The passions that Billie felt for traditional martial arts and fitness shaped his decision on education and lead him to study traditional Chinese medicine here in the United States as well as in China and also lead to becoming certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2006. He continues to maintain his personal trainer certification for working with members in group fitness classes as well as personal training.
I found CrossFit in 2013 when a co-worker recommended I check it out. They said “I think these are your kind of people” and looking back, they couldn’t have been more right! I have come to love all aspects of CrossFit from the exercise science of constantly varied, high intensity modalities to the amazing community of people that it attracts. I’m thankful to be involved as both a coach and member!
Billie believes each of these specialized fields have helped shape his knowledge base and have lead him on the path using human movement to develop individual’s best personal potential in a safe, positive, and empowering way.
“Athletics, martial arts, and fitness training have brought so much light and positivity to my life and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share that with the people around me!”