A core value of CrossFit has always been to forge a broad, general, and inclusive fitness. To ensure we are remaining true to all aspects of that important value, we must continue to take inventory of our progress, own our shortfalls, and evolve through action.
CrossFit and its methodology are intended for anyone who wishes to improve their health and fitness. The power of CrossFit’s community and methodology presents a unique opportunity to help bridge gaps in access to health care and wellness.
Developing the Future Through Fitness
The mission of the CrossFit Scholarship is to spark meaningful health-care changes in underrepresented and underserved communities by providing foundational health and fitness education through free access to the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course.
Increasing Accessibility Throughout the Community
The love, support, and tangible health-care solutions found throughout our global CrossFit community should be available to everyone. We believe providing more access to CrossFit’s life-changing health and fitness methodology is one way we can help. CrossFit can help promote change by providing broader and more inclusive access to our coaching credential. In the future, and in collaboration with other members of the CrossFit community, we will broaden the program to include mentorship opportunities and pathways to becoming an entrepreneurial business owner.
Following the program’s launch, we will look for ways to adapt and expand it to better serve the underrepresented or underserved, continually keeping an eye toward engaging other stakeholders in the community who are undertaking parallel efforts to support diversity and inclusion for those facing the greatest health-care challenges.
Beginning Next Month in Atlanta
The CrossFit Scholarship Program will launch in Atlanta, Georgia, July 11-12, 2020, at CrossFit Downtown Atlanta with a free Level 1 Course for kids and young adults.
CrossFit HQ Flowmaster Chuck Carswell (CF-L4) says, “I look forward to working with CrossFit Downtown Atlanta, other local affiliates, and nonprofits like the Atlanta Leadership Club. The Leadership Club’s mission is to teach participants how to apply for jobs, be successful in interviews, and engage in team building activities. This shared objective to positively impact youth in Atlanta represents a synergistic match with the CrossFit Scholarship and supports the aims of this course.”
Interested in being involved or want more information? Please reach out to us here.