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CrossFit’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Foundational Principles for DEI at CrossFit

  • We are the leading platform for health, happiness, and performance. Inclusion is at the foundation of our mission. 
  • We are a resilient global community committed to changing lives through CrossFit. Hard work is our unifier.
  • We resolve to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) worldwide, inside and outside our communities. We acknowledge and anticipate that DEI takes different forms around the world. Our commitment is global.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to our members, owners, affiliates, and employees to actively reject all forms of bigotry in our community. This includes on the basis of age, race, gender, physical ability, religion and sexual orientation. There is no tolerance for discrimination in CrossFit.
  • We recognize that our work will be continuous and change is incremental. With humility, we strive toward excellence.

How CrossFit Is Turning Its Values Into Action

  • CrossFit has appointed an experienced Chief People Officer who reports directly to the CEO to guide the company’s efforts.
  • CrossFit is building a diverse leadership team, including multiple women and people of color, and they are all committed to CrossFit’s DEI vision and values. 
  • CrossFit has established an independent board of directors made up of a diverse group of outside business leaders, including members of color and women. 
  • CrossFit has launched a Scholarship Program to expand access by providing no-cost L1 training in underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • CrossFit has invited every person in the community to share their experiences, ideas, and recommendations with the DEI team (

By bringing these discussions into the space, we’re turning the space into a place that can, in turn, impact outside of the four walls of a CrossFit box, because people have an understanding that these issues exist and that they have the ability, in some capacity, to help fix these problems.

Games Athlete Chandler Smith, on how CrossFit can drive conversations on diversity

CrossFit DEI Council

The CrossFit DEI Council members come from all over the CrossFit ecosystem and work with the leadership team to help ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of CrossFit.

Meet The Councilmembers