June 9, 2020

Defined > CrossFit

Posted on Instagram on Monday, June 8th. Link to post here.

CrossFit does NOT Define us. Our actions do.

With events like WorkingOut in support of the LGBTQ+ community, our annual Row Raiser in support of Special Olympics, CrossFit Caliente, which celebrates our Latinx communities, and most recently, the Big Floyd Hero WOD that commemorates the life of George Floyd, our gym leadership and coaches have taken the steps to celebrate our diverse community.

We acknowledge that our gym is one of inclusivity that celebrates and encourages growth in one’s self-identity and strength.

The recent comments made by CrossFit’s CEO, Greg Glassman, are in no way indicative of the community that Defined has built within the past 10 years. As a community, we denounce leadership that promotes racism in any way, shape, or form.

Two years in the making of Defined’s rebranding efforts, we are committed to developing our voice, method of programming, and approach to health and wellness.

This is who we are.

To be clear: We will NOT renew our affiliation with CrossFit moving forward.
Together, we are Defined.

The best coaches and teammates
in Chicago. Hands down. This place has changed
my life.

F. Almeda, joined in 2016

Good morning Coach, I just did a workout at a CrossFit gym here in DC and I want to tell you how much I appreciate the team at Defined. You guys "spoil us" with not only amazing equipment but also amazing coaches who know how to bring the best out of us.

Eurenice Houndjahoue, 2019

I could go on...If you're on the fence about spending a significant chunk of change every month, think of it as one of the best investments in yourself you can make - physically, mentally, and socially. It doesn't matter if you've had trouble going to the gym regularly in the past or you've been a competitive athlete, this place is for you. Seriously. Do it.

Valerie K., 2019

From day one, everyone has gone out of their way to learn my name and relate. It really is an awesome community. I imagine CFD is CrossFit the way CrossFit was always meant to be - gritty (no mirrors - sorry, no selfies), casual, warm, and effective.

Dan T., 2019



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