Just a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to chat with Shape magazine about the CrossFit Open. The article discusses some of the more recent announcements around CrossFit's direction toward health, and quotes CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman's view of the real gift to be found inside the CrossFit box: "The miracle at the box is the health," Glassman said in an interview with Morning Chalk Up, a daily CrossFit newsletter."
In discussing the recent "shift," CFTP Owner and Head Coach, Kayla Tote was quoted:
"CrossFit wasn't started for the CrossFit Games. The CrossFit Games came out of athletes being really good at the sport, and from there arose the sport and competition," explains Kayla Tote, co-owner and head coach at CrossFit for the People (CFTP), in Albany, NY. "But the CrossFit methodology and mindset is that the box is like a community health center. The focus is on lifelong health and how well you move. This shift is CrossFit doing what they said from the beginning."
Now into the fifth and final week of the 2019 #CrossFitOpen, we have seen that the workouts are just a unruly and challenging as years in the past. Check out the full article at Shape.com to read more on this year's "Open vibes."