Progressive San Francisco CrossFit Gym Bans Judging

In your typical CrossFit gym, trainers ensure their clients move through their bodies’ full ranges of motion. CrossFit Social Justice is not your typical CrossFit gym. Here, the trainers abstain from all comments on exercise technique, even during benchmark workouts and competitions. Instead, they encourage the trainees by chanting mantras such as, “You are the masterpiece of your own life,” and, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

Jonathan is a barista at Philz Coffee, but he identifies primarily as an “educator” at CrossFit Social Justice. He glowed as he described the atmosphere at CrossFit Social Justice; “The unexplainable alleviates unique boundaries,” he said.

When asked for clarification, Jon added, “The soul exists as ephemeral acceptance.” Google searches revealed that Jon’s statements were sourced from the Deepak Chopra random quote generator.

Owner Lupelo Archibald-Jackson implemented the no-judging policy last month. Her reasoning was clear: “My parallel may not be your parallel. We must respect and honor each other’s differences.” Shortly thereafter she was observed commenting “HOW THE $#%% COULD YOU SAY THAT, NAZI PIG? DON’T TALK TO ME AGAIN” on a link her aunt shared on Facebook.

We called CrossFit Games Head Judge Adrian Bozman to gauge his thoughts on this gym’s pioneering decision. He responded, “I don’t know, man. I hope they’re not trying to do the Open.”