Author: Dusty Hyland

Dusty is the co-owner and head gymnastics coach of DogTown CrossFit in Culver City, California. By the age of seven, he had started an active athletic regimen that has continued throughout his life. At thirteen, Dusty gave up a host of other sports to focus on Artistic Gymnastics. He was a very successful gymnast, and after his father’s job promotion and relocation to Northern California, he began to train at Stanford University under two-time world champion Tong Fei. By sixteen, Dusty competed at the Junior Olympic National Championships and trained with the U.S. Olympic Team. In college, he competed in NCAA Division I men’s gymnastics and scored a NCAA record perfect 10 on the still rings. After one more year of competition, he retired due to injury. He then traveled the world starring in a Cirque du Soleil-type live show before settling in Los Angeles and doing some stunt work in films. Dusty trains anyone and everyone, from your everyday joe to elite CrossFitters, athletes, and teams. In the last year he has worked with Val Voboril, Lindsey Valenzuela, Ruth Anderson Horrell, Kenneth Leverich, Tommy Hackenbruck and the UTE CrossFit Team. His focus remains safety, health, and longevity in fitness. Dusty continues to travel and present the CrossFit Gymnastics> Trainer Course and co-wrote Breaking Parallel with CrossFit Gymnastics Subject Matter Expert Jeff Tucker.

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