Registration for the CrossFit Open is officially live!!!!! If you were here last year, you know what we have planned. Everyone signs up for the Open, but we will also do our own “in-house” competition by splitting into teams. We make it a fun competition with each other and it was over-the-top fun last year. We have done the Open every year since it first started, but last year was BY FAR the most fun we’ve had. The Open starts on Feb. 23. Plenty of time to train and be ready!
For our newer members, here is some background. The CrossFit Open is the first step en route to the CrossFit Games this summer in Wisconsin. CrossFit will release a workout each week for 5 weeks and everyone who signs up does the workout and records their score on-line. Everyone is ranked among their respective age group, state, world, etc. That said, you don’t need to be a fire-breather to compete. RX and scaled workouts are released each week, so anyone at this gym can sign up and participate. We want to highlight the fact that THIS IS FOR EVERYONE!!!! YOU, yes YOU can do these workouts and have some fun with us. You can’t hurt your team…..you can only help! So just sign up! It’s only $20 to register. Go to https://games.crossfit.com/ and find our gym and sign up. Keep in mind that you need to join both our affiliate AND team.
Depending on how many people sign up, we will split into 4 or 5 teams. A selection of our coaches will serve as captains. We will assign every athlete to a team and each team will have a wide variety of athletes, from beginners to advanced athletes and everything between. Each team picks a color and will get a CrossFit Open t-shirt. There will be smack talk, friendly competition, and lots of fun!
Each week we will have a huge throw down on Saturday morning, but you will have the entire period between Thursday nights and Mondays at 5 pm to get the workout done. Keep this in mind….there are multiple ways to score. You don’t necessarily need to post a top score to contribute to your team. You will get points for just completing the workouts and recording your score on-line. We will also have “a Spirit of the Open” award, along with other fun categories like best outfit, most team spirit, etc., each week to score points for your team.
Anyone who has participated before will tell you it was worth it. They’ll tell you they had fun and they pushed themselves harder than they ever thought possible. We saw so many great performances the last six years. With the addition of the in-house competition last year, the Open got taken to another level here at 203. We trust it’ll be even better this year!
More information about the Open, and our friendly competition, will be released soon. In the meantime, just sign up!!!! Below are some pics from last year.
WEDNESDAY WARNING! Rope Climb Warning for Wednesday. Bring those high socks!!!!