WME-IMG Signs CrossFit

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The fitness brand has an estimated 4 million-plus adherents worldwide.

Elite fitness brand CrossFit has signed with WME-IMG, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The mega-agency will identify and negotiate opportunities for the company to promote itself through content, licensing, sponsorship and live events, which IMG also has the capacity to manage.

Since its founding by Greg Glassman in 2000, CrossFit has an estimated 4 million-plus adherents globally, with more than 116,000 trainers certified for at least Level 1. According to the company, it is the largest gym organization in the world, with more than 13,000 affiliates. The 2016 edition of its annual CrossFit Games Open attracted almost 330,000 athletes from more than 175 countries, enough to make it the world’s largest participatory sporting event.