Our mission has always been to help people move, eat and live better, together, by creating a welcoming, inclusive and non-judgmental environment for people to better themselves. These values have been embedded into who we are as individuals, as a team and as a community. Thanks to our amazing team of coaches and members, together, we have built a space where people feel accepted, loved, valued and appreciated. No matter your gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or any other qualifying characteristic that some may use to divide us, all people are accepted into our family. And, it is our mission to ensure that all people receive the same opportunities and respect.
When we started 6S four and a half years ago, the CrossFit brand and model seemed to align with these values. They created a unified global community that represented acceptance and unity. However, in light of recent events, it has become clear that CrossFit HQ no longer aligns with our core values of respect, inclusivity, love and equality, and thus, we have decided to end our affiliation with CrossFit, Inc. As leaders in our community, it is our time to act and to stand for what is right. We will stand behind our community and continue to advocate for love, respect and opportunity for all people. We will not support, condone or be affiliated with anyone or any brand who does not share the same anti-racism, inclusivity and equality views as us and our community. In this regard, our actions will not stop with de-affiliation. We are working to come up with a plan for how we can best support the Black Lives Matter movement long-term. We will be releasing more information regarding these actions in the coming weeks.
So, what does this mean for our members and community? Other than a new name and new sign, we will continue to work towards building an amazing member experience and striving towards helping our community reach their health and fitness goals. Our servicing offerings will remain the same, our coaches will remain the same, our programming will remain the same - this is simply a step in the right direction to continue our mission of creating a safe and accepting community free of discrimination and ignorance. We are and always will be here for our members and our community. In the end, CrossFit is not at the core of who we are - respect, inclusivity, love and equality is - and nothing will ever stop us from living out these core values.
To us, fitness is so much more than just your Workout of the Day. Fitness is a platform which unites people, through shared experiences, and provides people with an opportunity to lead healthier and happier lives. Our goal with fitness is not only to unite people, but to transform people’s lives from the inside out. We want people to leave our space with the tools, skills and confidence to achieve whatever they want in life. In the end, we promise to continue delivering a service that allows all people to experience these benefits of fitness at 6S.
We want to end by thanking our entire community - for their support over the last four and a half years, but also for their strength, courage and compassion over the last few months, weeks and days. We are so proud to have a family that will stand up for what they believe in and who will fight for what is right. We want you all to know that we would not be here without you and that we stand beside you now, and always.
Please be patient with us as we work to navigate this situation as best as we can. We will be working hard this week to finalize our new name, but we will let you know as soon as we do! We will also continue to provide COVID-related updates and keep everyone up-to-date with our reopening.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our de-affiliation, Adam and Julia will be hosting a town hall zoom meeting on Thursday June 11th at 12pm >>HERE<< .This will be an opportunity to ask questions and have an open discussion regarding the de-affiliation. If you would rather remain anonymous, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to set up a 1-on-1 call with you to chat privately.
We love you all so much & can’t wait to see you again in person soon! xo
CrossFit 6S team helping you achieve your fitness goals.