Amidst the blowback from former CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman’s recent comments, many people have been looking to CrossFit Games winner Tia-Clair Toomey to see her thoughts on the matter. Not only did she express that she still wants to compete, but she also has decided to start a fitness group of her own.
There is no other way to describe Toomey, outside of calling her the best female CrossFit athlete to date. She has been crowned the Fittest Woman on Earth more times than anyone else. This has led her to being an icon in the sport, that many up and coming athletes are looking towards.
Well it would appear that Tia-Clair Toomey will be using this influence for positive things. In the wake of serious controversy in the CrossFit community, she has decided to start her own private group on Facebook called TFITNESS. As she explained in a post to her Instagram, this is a page where users can sign up for workouts and live training sessions, find recipes, and get advice and tips from experts and guest coaches, all for free.
“With so much uncertainty in the world right now, I’m making my best effort to focus on what I CAN control. When I first started Crossfit, one of the things that really drew me in was the community. The people, the culture – I was hooked. So Shane and I have decided to launch our own supportive community right here ONLINE!
We created a FREE private Facebook group that will offer free workouts, recipes, tips, guest experts, support, motivation, education, live videos, giveaways, challenges, friendships & so much more! The page is where WE will be dedicated to creating an inclusive community with and for all of YOU! (Link in bio & story) 😘
We’re both really excited to get to know you guys and do this with you all! My dream would be to see my “supporters” become my FRIENDS! Building relationships and crushing goals together! Who’s in?!”
This group will be sure to provide a good outlet for those who are uncertain about things, in the wake of what has unfolded in CrossFit. As for Tia-Clair Toomey, she uploaded a video to her YouTube explaining her thoughts on the matter. To summarize, after much deliberation, she decided that while she does not condone the behavior and remarks of Greg Glassman, she does not feel it represents the sport as a whole and still wants to compete.
“Personally all I want to do is compete. I want to put on a show for the people out there all over the world and I want to shed some positivity all over the world especially after going through this COVID-19.”
There are some big changes taking place in the sport, with Eric Roza set to become the new owner and CEO of CrossFit. It would seem that Tia-Clair Toomey has found a new avenue to express her love for fitness, but that does not mean she is abandoning CrossFit entirely.