Founder & CEO, CrossFit
Greg Glassman is the founder and CEO of CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, moms, dads, grandmothers and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. The challenging program combines weightlifting, gymnastics, and calisthenics into a daily Workout of the Day, known in CrossFit parlance as a “WOD.”
Glassman was an elite level gymnast and athlete all his life. In 1995, he began training officers at the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department. As Glassman says, “Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.” In 2001 Glassman started crossfit.com and began affiliating gyms under the CrossFit name. Today there are over 13,000 independently-owned CrossFit affiliates in over 140 countries, and the annual CrossFit Games, which attracted over 330,000 participants in 2016, are televised on ESPN 1, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3. Most noteworthy, Greg stands at the forefront of the fight against chronic disease around the world.