If this story rings true, it shows massive immaturity on the part of Mr & Mrs. Glassman. A structured break up of ownership, with the option to buy out the other and first right of refusal. If they had it in place, and Mr. Glassman turned down the Mrs.’ offer, then she is free and clear to do what she wants, which looks like cashing out and moving on. Should be interesting to see how this pans out.
I am so excited, I hope they all shut down! I know some guys, who have affiliated that are such idiots. It’s like Christmas came early.
From the article, “Anthos doesn’t care about professional trainers …” “Professional Trainers?” What a joke! You won’t find any of these at a Crossfit.
“CrossFit facilities will be run like your neighborhood McDonald’s or Gold’s Gym.”
This will just reduce it to the core of what it really is – the fast food of fitness chains. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with a facility where you can “Get your animal on!” I am a huge proponent of “How” you do something vs “What” you do. As such, “How” they do it at Crossfit verges on criminal negligence.
Hmmm… I wonder if my perspective was direct enough? 😉
I could write an extensive answer to that but my basic issue is with the cavalier attitude towards injury. I believe the primary rule in any training program is Do No Harm.
I also dislike the cult-like behavior. It goes back to some work Gray Cook and I did with the military and some significant criticism and personal attacks that ensued as a result. It’s a long story that goes back about 5 years.