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YMCA Statement on CrossFit, Inc.

The Y is committed to equity, inclusion and opportunity for all

By YMCA of Greater Charlotte

June 12, 2020

The Y is committed to equity, inclusion and opportunity for all. Racial inequity in our community and our country, especially for African Americans, is real, and CrossFit, Inc. CEO Greg Glassman’s recent comments are offensive and counter to the values of the Y. Despite Glassman’s retirement, we are removing the name CrossFit and will temporarily rename our four programs “Community Fitness.” Current programming and certified instructors will remain the same. The CrossFit movement at its best represents empowerment and community, and we will continue to provide programming experiences and quality coaching in an environment that welcomes, strengthens and serves all.