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Our response to Crossfit CEO Greg Glassman’s recent comments

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Our response to Crossfit CEO Greg Glassman’s recent comments

We were one of the first 500 CrossFit Gyms to affiliate in 2008. During that time, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the evolution of CrossFit as well as our own personal and business growth.

Our mission here is to assist, walk alongside, and empower the individuals we interact with on a fulfilling journey toward long lasting success in their fitness and health goals, as well as their personal lives.

With that all being said, I’m going to do my best to articulate my feelings here on Greg Glassman’s recent comments.

The George Floyd situation is horrible and I expect the people responsible will be brought to justice. 

A lack of being vocal is not a lack of response on our end – the response for me is in our actions looking through the lens of our core values.

I feel as though the best way I can help is by taking what influence I have over this business, and continuing to improve our community.

“We strive to create a strong and wholesome community where we nurture a culture of open mindedness and creative expression with a respectful attitude.”

When it comes to the CEO of CrossFit and his actions online. I disagree with the things he said and the way he said them. 

I do believe however, that the actions of this one person do not represent CrossFit as a whole.

We as a community are much bigger than his statement. 

I also believe that people should be given a chance to change, to have the chance to consider what was said, how it was wrong, and to grow from it – hopefully for the better.

There is no one who is above mistakes. Much of my personal growth has occurred through times that I’ve been wrong. I’ve grown from these times  I’ve been challenged by those around me. In these situations I have been forced to reflect on my thoughts, have hard discussions, and to grow as a person.

I would like to give Greg a chance to consider what he said. Why it was wrong, and what he can do to learn and grow from it. We are also glad that he has taken the first step toward this in issuing a public apology

I would like to gather all of the facts and see how this situation unfolds before we make a decision on what we will be doing as a business, as well as having more discussions on how to address the broader topic moving forward. 

I hope this leads to stronger leadership moving forward within CrossFit.

If anyone has questions, comments, or concerns, I would be happy to sit down and talk with you – please email me at or call at 574.360.0966 and we can schedule some time to have a discussion. 


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