This year has been challenging for everyone. As if the economic shutdown and COVID-19 wasn’t enough, society has had to deal with police brutality and the ugly face of discrimination and mistreatment of Black Americans. And to add insult to injury, the CrossFit community has felt shockwaves due to inappropriate and insensitive comments from its founder Greg Glassman.
CrossFit I35 is and always has been a community accepting anyone and everyone with open arms. We do not judge anyone based upon sexual orientation, gender, political views, religious affiliation, and especially color. In fact, we have been a place where everyone and anyone can and has thrived.
We also condemn physical violence and verbal threats to other people because of the color of their skin, sexual orientation, or identity and even for the political office they hold.
Our current affiliate contract with CrossFit expires on July 19th, and we will NOT be renewing short of drastic measures from CrossFit HQ and its founder Greg Glassman. The decision to leave CrossFit after 12 years is difficult, but I feel it is the right decision at this time. We aren’t closing our doors, but we will continue under a new name that we will announce soon.
In conclusion, I would like to thank every person who has ever been a member or guest at CrossFit I35 and look forward to whatever the future will hold.
Scott Lofquist CCFT