Crossfit continues to be one of the hottest things going in the world of fitness. New affiliate gyms are popping up all over the world and since Crossfit has made its way onto ESPN it’s exploded. Companies are now sponsoring Crossfit athletes and looking to get into the Crossfit world.
Many people not into the Crossfit scene comment that it’s “weird” and a bit of a “cult”. Those who are into Crossfit often live and breathe it but would disagree the naysayers. If this video with Crossfit founder & CEO Greg Glassman is any indication, it is definitely a different way of thinking.
CrossfitHQ posted a video where Mr. Glassman is asked a few questions at a gathering. The video is a bit herky-jerky and the we hear odd statements from him like, “We don’t need money” and “I haven’t heard a new good idea in a long time. And you can bucket them all.” Greg says the company is debt-free and doesn’t need money. Something you don’t often here a CEO openly say. What company says, “we don’t need money” in the current state of the US ecomony? Apparently, Crossfit Inc.
Although it’s not clear in the video, it appears Glassman is referring to a company wanting to buy into Crossfit Inc. for $20 million dollars. He says, “No one spends $20 million for fun. These are money guys… They’ve got to get rid of me. I stand between them and the affiliates.”
Glassman borders on arrogance at times when uttering things like, “I shoot down ‘good ideas’ for a living.” Perhaps he does and he clearly isn’t shy about sharing it. Sounds like he auditioning for the “Horrible Bosses II” with lines like that.
When asked if he’s afraid of “giving away” all his “secrets” Glassman says, “Kinda but no one’s been able to do shit with it other than us.” The founder is then asked about his exit strategy and he laughs. “There’s no retirement for me. To do fucking what?” He goes on to say, “Tried golf. Stupid fucking game.”
Greg says his agenda is “Health and Wealth” and he wants “Just to make the world a better place.”
Check out the video and let us know what your take is on it.
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