Well, maybe that is true there are aholes in every line of fitness (and every line of about anything in life). Maybe that is why I follow my philosophy and don't work out with anybody. I run alone and lift weights alone. One of the reasons why I find exercise relaxing. It allows me to get away from people for a few minutes and just relax, relieve some stress, and stay healthy. However, from my experience Crossfit seems to have a fairly high concentration of aholes. Maybe I find Crossfit annoying because the friends (and people I don't consider friends) I know who do it are extremely vocal about it. They seem to think that it is the only way to get fit and if you are doing anything else you are wasting your time. I've never been to a Crossfit forum and don't plan to visit. Again, my sample size is fairly small. I have 5 friends I know do it. Out of those 5, 4 have become quite narcissistic since they started doing Crossfit. Not a scientific study by any means but that is my experience with Crossfit. A key point though is that exercise works. Whether you want to do Crossfit, yoga, run, lift weights, etc. the key is to do something. I do too. Even when I do Crossfit, I'm doing it alone. No CF association at all (hell, I'd never pay $150 a month for a gym!). I agree though; there are plenty of people giving it a bad name.