There is increasing chatter around the gym on the upcoming CrossFit Open. For those who have been around a bit…you know the drill….5 weeks, 5 workouts, massive fun, hard work, pushing yourself, PRs abound, Corena cheerleading, Thursday night refreshing of the games site, etc, etc. Some changes coming we don’t quite know the effect of yet, the biggest being the addition of a scaled division for this season.
For those new to this gig this year, lets back up…. The CrossFit Open is a worldwide event. Thousands upon thousands of CrossFit athletes just like you register to log their workout results for 5 weeks, one workout per week. CrossFit release that weeks workout on Thursday night and you have until Monday evening to complete the workout while being judged and to log your score into their site. Top performers (and the minority of Open competitors) continue onto the CrossFit regionals and ultimately the CrossFit Games.
CrossFit Charlottetown will be doing the workouts of the Open for the duration, starting the last week of February.
Should you register for the Open? Ummmm, hell ya! There is a small fee attached that is payable to CrossFit HQ (not us) in around $15 for the 5 weeks.
Why should I register? Well, the easy answer is you will doing the workouts anyway, so why the hell not? 🙂 The better answer is that I have been through a few years of the Open myself as an athlete and as a coach. Magic happens during the Open…there is an undeniable energy and excitement in the gym (queue Corenas dancing) that is competition but in the safety and security of your own home gym. You will be judged and held to high standards but you will be also be cheered as you reach new PR’s and do things you thought were undoable and out of reach.
Suffice to say, lots of fun is to be had and we will be amping the gym up for a fantastic Open season. Watch for a little info/ Q&A session coming soon.
Lots more information to come and registration will open in about a week.
Questions? Ask a coach or veteran at the gym.
There is no pressure here but I truly believe this is an experience that you will all enjoy and get a great benchmark for your fitness against a large pool of your peers.
Did I mention fun and energy??
Post your favorite Open memory veterans….I am flush with memories here as I write this…..