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Greg Glassman, cofounder of the global fitness brand CrossFit, announced he would be stepping down as CEO on June 9, after a controversial tweet about George Floyd. He retains full ownership of the company but announced on June 24 that he would be selling it.
More than 30 former Crossfit employees, current and former affiliate gym owners, and athletes told Business Insider that the company culture demeaned women, and was ruled by fear of Glassman.
Anecdotes included one from an employee who was in Glassman’s private box at the Reebok Crossfit Games in 2015 said the CEO mentioned “group of hot lawyer chicks.” He was referring to his legal team, all women except for the chief counsel.
The wifi password for CrossFit’s office in Solana Beach, California, was “wetp—y,” former HQ employees told Business Insider. Some former staffers claimed Glassman deliberately hired women he found attractive.
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In the wake ofa controversial tweet about George Floyd, CrossFit founder Greg Glassman stepped down as CEO of the company, June 9. In the weeks following, insiders who worked at or with the company spoke to Business Insider about what they said were patterns of sexism and misogyny that trickled down from the highest levels of the corporate structure.
At the center had been Glassman himself, according to more than 30 former employees, athletes, and affiliates involved in CrossFit.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
The founder of CrossFit — who just exited the CEO role amid controversy two weeks ago — is now selling the iconic gym brandPRESENTING: A ‘frat party’ workplace and a culture that demeans women — insiders say this is the reality of working for CrossFitA ‘frat party’ workplace, a tweet that led to the CEO’s resignation, and a culture that demeans women: Insiders say this is the reality of working for the cult-following gym CrossFit
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