CrossFit Games Changes - what does this mean?

For our athletes and readers who are up-to-date with the global CrossFit community, this may be old news to you. But for those of you who are not caught up with CrossFit news: about 2 weeks ago, CrossFit's founder, Greg Glassman announced that they are changing things up around CrossFit HQ: "the plan is to restructure the company, de-emphasize the Games…change the very structure of the Games to something that’s more sustainable and fundamentally globalize the Games"

Why is this important? According to Greg Glassman, there have been maybe 300 – 500 affiliates who’ve sent an athlete to the CrossFit Games but 1,500 or more affliates who’ve shaved 100 pounds off a member. The miracle at the box is the health.” This vision is what he wants the CrossFit Games to reflect.

We love CrossFit, that's why we opened a CrossFit gym. If you've been to our gym, you'll know that we never glamourize over-training, praise pushing beyond your actual physical limitations (to the point where your form is compromised because you just do not have the strength for the lift) and have always encouraged everyone in our space to "NOT BE AN IDIOT." Why is this so important to us? Why is our mission statement what it is? Because, to us, we are all in this for the long haul. We want to live long, healthy lives, we want sustainability - which is echoed by Greg Glassman himself.

There is so much great that CrossFit can do for health of the general population, but so much of that goodness gets misconstrued in the way training for the games is portrayed. This is always why we've loved CrossFit and why we so firmly believe in it. 

So how does this affect you? It won't. Come to the gym, work hard, and get healthy!