As you all know, the community is core to this place. And we made it our mission to create a space where the pressures and the chaos of the outside world melted away when you entered the doors. In fact, that’s why we named it the “Cove”— a true shelter and calm from the storm. Protecting this community and giving each of you a safe haven is what drives us every day.
But we do our best to hold true to this mission despite our every urge to vocalize our opinions and shout from the rooftops about so many issues that concern us, especially of abhorrent historical and systemic racism. But this place is not ours. It’s yours. It is YOUR sanctuary and YOUR safe place. Our only hope is that every single athlete feels the support and love every time you come. No matter what the fury and chaos the world brings, we are your cove.
But when any part of our community suffers, we suffer together. During a time of division, our togetherness matters. And like it always has, the safe space of the Cove matters. Our mission remains to protect that precious space and make sure each of you knows that we are here for you. We will do our best to continue to shield the outside world from seeping in, especially when it comes from something that exists in our very own name.
The Cove, while unique and so special, is also part of the CrossFit affiliate network. What does that mean? Quite simply, the name “CrossFit” represents a training methodology that we think is effective — a mere description of what we do in our gym. We have group classes that are focused around “constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity”. That is CrossFit to us. CrossFit defines what we do…not who we are.
However, the name CrossFit now represents a brand and a belief system that we cannot control nor do we always agree with (see the following article on CF founder
). We often disagree with decisions and statements made by CFHQ and have always made decisions with this community’s best interest in mind. And we will never waver from that. If this is what CrossFit has become, we will no longer choose to be part of it. We will be ending our affiliation with CrossFit and standing with you all as “The Cove”.
Our job is to ensure each of you feels respected, valued, and safe. If you need support or find yourself overwhelmed, we are here for you. This is a community that takes care of one another and we know this will be true more than ever.
Thank you for being here for us. We are here for you.