CrossFit Pembrokeshire have reiterated their inclusive values following the controversial comments of Greg Glassman this week.

Glassman, the CEO of the CrossFit brand that has become such a global phenomenon, replied on Twitter to a public health body saying racism was a public health issue with the words ‘FLOYD-19’. He was referring to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and later and called and affiliate ‘delusional’ and ‘virtuous’ for questioning why CrossFit had been silent on the incident.

The comments sparked outrage, and since hundreds of affiliate gyms have removed Crossfit from their branding.

Adidas AG, which owns Reebok, also issued a statement confirming it was ending its relationship with CrossFit, while a host of high profile athletes have criticised the company.

The CrossFit Pembrokeshire group, based on Fishguard Road in Haverfordwest, has grown in stature in recent times under the ownership of Sam Feneck, and has been praised for its inclusivity and willingness to encourage athletes of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to take part.

Yesterday, the club issues a public statement saying they were ‘extremely upset’ by Glassman’s comment.

“We are so proud to say that everyone is welcome in our diverse community which has no divide or judgment.

“We help, support, and love one another so it is no surprise when we say the actions of Greg Glassman do not sit within our beliefs and certainly does not define who we are.

“We are unsure what the future of the CrossFit brand holds for us at this moment but what we do know is we will stand by the our community and do what is right.”

And this morning, Feneck herself spoke directly to Telegraph Sport: "Even though we are uncertain what the future is for the Brand 'CrossFit', one thing we do know is that we will continue to deliver the CrossFit methodology - functional fitness performed at relative high intensity. We believe in this style of training and our community does too," she said.

"Our brand, core values and beliefs are all created by us and that's why our community will continue through all of this, with or without the name CrossFit.

"We invest a lot of money into the CrossFit brand and along with many other CrossFit gyms around the world we are outraged with what has gone on. We are hoping for an apology and a clear direction from HQ this week."