Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Community. That’s what we are. We are a community made up of many members both in our gyms and worldwide. Community has been the heart of the “CrossFit” movement from its inception. But our community extends far beyond the walls of a gym. To see the community we built through blood, sweat and tears over the past 5.5 years be tormented by the words and actions of one man weighs heavily on us. It cannot stand and we demand change.
Right now, the systems set up in this country do not value black lives equally. I do not stand for that in my own facility or anywhere else in the country or world.
To be clear: Black Lives Matter to us.
You are right – when COVID-19 affected us directly, we made it our business to get involved in social and political issues. We asked you to take a stand. You were there to support us. But, this, this is not political. This is about addressing the inequalities within our system. Through many discussions with our members over the last few days, our community is asking us to take a stand against racial injustice. We hear you. We stand with you.
What Greg Glassman said was despicable. The lackluster response from CrossFit HQ to date has been disappointing and disheartening. So many of us have dedicated our lives to the “CrossFit” movement and so many, including myself, are reflecting and processing…and struggling with the path forward. But we cannot support the current leadership of CrossFit. If CrossFit HQ does not make a leadership change, then our community will de-affiliate it’s relationship with CrossFit. It is hard to write this…as I love CrossFit but I know standing up to racism and injustice is the right call.
At the end of the day, we do all of this for you – our community. It is not the brand or name above the door that matters. You are what matters. Thank you for your understanding and patience with us during this situation. For those who would like to continue a dialogue in person, we will have a town hall meeting Saturday at the gym at 12pm.
Core Blast – 6:00PM JOIN HERE
8 Strict Press (↑)
22 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16) (Fx: 16/12)
22 Box Jump Overs (24/20)
At Home Workout
10 Each Leg Single Leg Romanian Deadlift
15 Dumbbell/Kettlebell Hang Split Snatch Right
15 Dumbbell/Kettlebell Hang Split Snatch Left
400m Run (Run 1:00 out/1:00 Back)