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ByCrossFitAugust 19, 2020
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On Wednesday, Aug. 19, CrossFit CEO Eric Roza sat down with Nicole Carroll for a CrossFit Town Hall. Roza responded to questions submitted by the community.

#CrossFit #CommittedToCrossFit

Questions included:

4:45 What has been most surprising to you about the CrossFit community as you’ve stepped into your role as CEO?

6:22 As an English CrossFit affiliate, it has long felt like there’s the USA and the rest of the world. How do you plan to address this?

10:37 What will be the overarching vision for CrossFit?

16:06 When will the CrossFit Open be, assuming COVID will let it happen?

20:20 Some governments don’t understand the benefits of working out and have ordered the closing of gyms. What has CrossFit done and what can CrossFit do to lobby and educate state and local governments on CrossFit and its health benefits?

0:28:50 Have you given thought to how to help the affiliates recover from COVID-19?

0:36:40 Can you share with me your point of view on diversity, equity, and inclusion within CrossFit?

0:46:22 How does it also tie into underserved communities? (accessibility)

0:53:27 Will the affiliate model change, and what will it mean now to be a CrossFit affiliate?

1:00:00 Are you considering adjusting a country’s affiliate fee based on the country’s economy?

1:04:19 How are you going to promote the opportunities for professional athletes to make a living in our sport?

1:13:03 What is the future of the CrossFit Media department?

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Charles Allen
August 23rd, 2020 at 10:37 pm
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Fantastic town hall! So happy to see CrossFit moving in such a positive direction worldwide. I hope that CF develops a visa sponsorship program (at least in the US) like other institutes and bigger companies, in order to make it easier for coaches to work around the world for 3-6 months at time.

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John Smith
August 23rd, 2020 at 3:28 pm
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13:25 I would describe it as the CrossFit economy.

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Damian Tanenbaum
August 23rd, 2020 at 1:42 pm
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This was a great town hall. Great to see, Eric leading this community like a business with an awesome mission. Let's all work together to further improve "the worlds leading platform for health, happiness and performance" @triplecrowncrossfit @triplecrownathletic is excited.

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Jessica Guedes
August 21st, 2020 at 3:47 pm
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Congratulations Eric

#kettlehell

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Leandro Alves
August 21st, 2020 at 2:17 am
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28:40minutes 👊💪

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Valerie Bakunowicz
August 20th, 2020 at 5:45 pm
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Glad to hear that Crossfit will be more inclusive and I hope that extends to age groups. As a 72 year old female crossfitter, I was disappointed when I heard the comment last year that "masters do not inspire anyone". I am constantly trying to inspire friends in my age group to join crossfit. It is very difficult because crossfit seems very daunting when all that is shown are elite 20 or 30 something athletes competing. I hope in future there will be more coverage of the masters competition and more focus on the "infinitely scaleable" aspect of crossfit.

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Katina Thornton
August 21st, 2020 at 7:28 pm

You have inspired me and I want to hear your story!

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David Williams
August 20th, 2020 at 4:39 pm
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35 minutes. Finally completed one of these. Been a while

All Lives Matter, God bless y’all

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Craig Glendenning
August 20th, 2020 at 3:36 pm
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I share the sentiment of John Clarke's post - I just re-watched "every second counts" and reminded myself what empowered me to lose 100# on a prescription of CrossFit - intensity. CrossFit must keep the tip of the spear sharp while simultaneously widening inclusivity. Balance is hard - but we're CrossFitters, we already know that. 3-2-1-GO, Eric!

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John Clarke
August 20th, 2020 at 3:00 pm
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A tech guy is going to try & make CF a leading tech company? Who would've thought! We're here for Elite Fitness, not for #bigdata. Don't get too fancy with it HQ.

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Jill Pantano
August 20th, 2020 at 12:23 pm
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This was extraordinary!!!

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Steven Newton
August 20th, 2020 at 8:04 am
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I have questions too: How much did it sell for? Is Greg Glassman a persona non grata now? Will Crossfit now exploit consumer data like Datalogix? Didn't Nicole Carroll resign?

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Derek Eason
August 20th, 2020 at 3:32 am
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Let’s Go!!!!


As an Affiliate Owner I am more excited than ever for the future of CrossFit and my business.


Thank you Eric and Nicole!

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Keith Wresinski
August 19th, 2020 at 6:38 pm
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Here you go Eric. Happy birthday!!!


KettleHell


For Time:

100m Farmer Carry (53#)

10 Kettlebell box step over

10 Kettlebell Swings (53#)

100m Farmer Carry (53#)

20 Kettlebell box step over

20 Kettlebell Swings (53#)

100m Farmer Carry (53#)

30 Kettlebell box step over

30 Kettlebell Swings (53#)

100m Farmer Carry (53#)

40 Kettlebell box step over

40 Kettlebell Swings (53#)

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marcus mcclain
August 19th, 2020 at 6:24 pm
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Thanks to Eric and Nicole and HQ for putting this on.

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Robert Allen
August 19th, 2020 at 6:24 pm
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Great stuff. I look forward to helping make CrossFit “Infinitely Scalable”. Check out my emails Eric. (RallenMarketing) Thanks.

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Shawn Kane
August 19th, 2020 at 6:21 pm
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Thank you Eric and glad to have you back Nicole

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Natalia Torres
August 19th, 2020 at 6:18 pm
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Fresh face and attitude with the new CEO, we’re looking forward to everything said in this town hall.


Thanks so much!


Best Regards from CrossFit Xok Balam in the Mexican Caribbean

🦈🐆

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Sherman Merricks
August 19th, 2020 at 5:56 pm
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This was a great webinar. Thanks for the info! Let’s go!!

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Michael Giardina
August 19th, 2020 at 5:25 pm
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Glad to see the focus on Public Health within CrossFit.

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Bern Prince
August 19th, 2020 at 5:16 pm
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Hi, My name is Bern K. Prince. I helped run the Invictus Boston InVitational, the most successful throw down this year and I am wondering why you still have not said Blacklivesmatter publicly. Thank you

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Charlie Pokorny
August 20th, 2020 at 3:05 pm

Yes - thank you for bringing this up.

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Adrian Bozman
August 20th, 2020 at 6:03 pm
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Adrian Bozman
August 20th, 2020 at 6:04 pm

From the article: "Black lives matter, absolutely. Brown lives matter, absolutely," Roza said. "It's core to everything I believe as a person. Racism, sexism are absolutely abhorrent. We're not going to tolerate them within CrossFit."

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Clint Michael
October 31st, 2020 at 9:38 pm

I thought all lives matter.

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Mike Antongiovanni
August 19th, 2020 at 5:13 pm
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Hi From Chico CA

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Chase Ingraham
August 19th, 2020 at 5:02 pm
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Welcome Eric! So excited to see where to lead this Community

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Dawn Tirschel
August 19th, 2020 at 5:01 pm
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Great!

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Randy Conner
August 19th, 2020 at 12:36 pm
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Has a decision been made about possibly having a CrossFit Open for the entire Crossfit community?

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