The first CrossFit gym opened only 10 years ago. That’s an astonishing fact when you consider over 1,600 CrossFit boxes now dot the globe. Greg and Lauren Glassman, of course, were behind the first gym, and Coach still remembers the sound of a key turning in the lock of a box as the sun peeks over the horizon at 4:30 a.m.
Speaking at FilFest 2010 in Miam, Fla., Glassman talks about the journey from those cold mornings of training to being the head of a growing fitness company. Along the way, he explains how the CrossFit 101 program came about, and how Glassman feels a special connection to every affiliate owner and trainer he meets at a 101. These connections have highlighted a new purpose for CrossFit’s founder as the community grows.
Additional reading: Foundations by Greg Glassman, published April 1, 2002.