- Top CrossFit executive Nicole Carroll is returning to the company three weeks after she resigned, she announced on Instagram on Monday.
- Carroll, who was the company's Director of Training, announced her resignation on June 7, one day after owner and then-CEO Greg Glassman posted an insensitive tweet about George Floyd. Glassman has since deleted his Twitter account.
- Glassman has since stepped down as CEO and said he's selling the company to Eric Roza, an affiliate gym owner in Colorado.
- In the post announcing her return, Carroll said she was "greatly encouraged" by her recent conversations with Roza and that "there is hope and healing in the air for the community."
- Business Insider published an investigation June 21 in which former employees claimed the culture of the workplace demeaned women, operated off retribution, and was ruled by a fear of getting on Glassman's bad side.
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Top CrossFit executive Nicole Carroll is returning to the company, she announced on Instagram on Monday.
Her announcement comes three weeks after resigning amid backlash to founder and then-CEO Greg Glassman's controversial tweet about George Floyd.
Carroll, who was CrossFit's Director of Training, is one of the company's longest-tenured employees , per Morning Chalk Up, an independent publication that exclusively covers CrossFit. Her June 7 resignation came one day after Glassman tweeted, "It's FLOYD-19" in response to a tweet about racism being a public health issue.
Glassman has since stepped down as CEO and announced he was selling the company to Eric Roza , owner of the affiliate gym CrossFit Sanitas in Boulder, Colorado. On June 20, Business Insider published an investigation in which former employees claimed the culture of the workplace demeaned women, operated off retribution, and was ruled by a fear of getting on Glassman's bad side.
'Hope and healing in the air for the community'
In her Instagram post announcing her return to CrossFit, Carroll said she was "greatly encouraged" by recent conversations with incoming new owner Roza over the past couple of weeks.
"There is hope and healing in the air for the community," Carroll wrote. "There is an authentic commitment to creating a healthy & inclusive company culture, mending relationships, innovating forward, and restoring a sense of pride in the CrossFit name."
Neither Carroll nor Roza immediately responded to Business Insider's requests for comment regarding the nature of their conversations.
When she resigned on June 7, Carroll had sent an email to staff in which she made an apparent reference to Glassman's controversial tweet.
"Unfortunately, a line has been drawn to where each of us will be held accountable for words that do not represent who we have been..." she wrote, per Morning Chalk Up . "... The pain and lived reality of the black community has been mocked, and the sincere hurt, confusion, anxiety & hopelessness that I know many of you feel over current events has been disregarded."
"It's hard to argue that any one person has been more present, or instrumental in the growth and development of the company," former CrossFit staffer Tommy Marquez wrote for Morning Chalk Up at the time of Carroll's resignation earlier this month.
A Change.org petition asking Carroll to return to CrossFit under its new ownership had racked up 2,723 signatures.
A spokesperson for CrossFit did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment regarding Carroll's resignation and subsequent return to the company.
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