BarBend Podcast
This Fitness Community Will Not Be Ignored (with Will Lanier)
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BarBend Podcast
This Fitness Community Will Not Be Ignored (with Will Lanier)
Mar 22, 2021
Will Lanier

Today we're talking to OUT Foundation founder Will Lanier. Formerly known as OUTWOD, the OUT Foundation’s mission is to remove the barriers that block LGBTQ+ individuals' access and participation in fitness, health, and wellness to ensure their success. Will takes us back to the group’s origins as an informal workout community in New York City, and he details how — over nearly ten years — it’s grown into a foundation that serves communities across the United States. We also discuss their goals moving forward, issues they’re mobilizing around, and why they felt the need to create their own leaderboard for the CrossFit Open.