Greg Glassman is the founder of CrossFit. In 1995 he opened the first CrossFit box in Santa Cruz, CA. In 2001 CrossFit.com was launched. To this day a WOD is posted, there's a discussion forum and journal articles and exercise demo videos available, for free. In 2003 CrossFit began the affiliate program (which is what we are, an affiliate box). By 2005 there were 18 affiliates and in 2016 there are boxes in 142 countries and 7 continents.
I've found many great quotes from Greg Glassman. He's a smart guy who isn't afraid to speak what he thinks. He's quite interesting and I think it'd be helpful for you all to understand a bit more about where CrossFit comes from. Why we do workouts the way we do, why we tell you the intent of the workout to help you best select the proper scaling and weight.
By definition, CrossFit describes its strength and conditioning program as "constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains, with the stated goal of improving fitness, which it defines as "work capacity across broad time and modal domains"