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Community Support: An Interview With Fast Company Magazine by Greg Glassman - CrossFit Journal

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October 02, 2011

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At the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman sat down with Fast Company Magazine to talk about CrossFit.

In this segment, Coach discusses the success of group classes and the community aspect of CrossFit. He says the camaraderie of the group class was the major aspect that made the difference in the quality of CrossFit training.

Glassman quotes Special Forces Capt. Michael Perry, who defined the formula for CrossFit camaraderie as “agony coupled with laughter.”

The group dynamic was something unlike that of any other gym, he says.

“Performance goes up immediately,” Coach says. “We all give more of ourselves in the presence of others—always, always.”

Says Glassman: “You get only back what you give.”

6min 3sec

Additional reading: What Is CrossFit? by Greg Glassman, published March 1, 2004.

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4 Comments on “Community Support: An Interview With Fast Company Magazine ”


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Coach says it perfectly .... "Best part about being a trainer .... " Thats why I enjoy working with people everyday using CrossFit as tool bring out the most from everyone. Very rewarding.


Frank DiMeo wrote …

No one says it like Coach G!


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suffering together and laughing thru it...crossfit bonding at its best :)


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