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