It’s that time of year again! With the new changes to the CrossFit season format, it’s once again time for the CrossFit Open. If you participated this past March, we will have a few small changes to the format for this fall. If not, read on to find out what’s in store!
(If this is your first open)
The CrossFit Open is the first step to qualify for the CrossFit Games. For 5 weeks, one workout is released every Thursday, with the scores due Monday. Now even though none of us are going to qualify for the Games, the Open gives us an opportunity to create a community event where we can meet people from different classes and push our abilities in a fun and safe environment! Every Friday night, we will host “Friday Night Lights” and run heats of the workout instead of regular classes where athletes will come work out, cheer each other on, and celebrate with food and drinks! It doesn’t matter how “good” you are— there are scaled workouts too!
How to Participate:
STEP 1: SIGN UP
Sign up at the gym! There will be a sign up sheet on the whiteboard.
STEP 2: THE DRAFT
Everyone will be split into equal teams, and captains will be assigned per team.
STEP 3: SCORING FOR YOUR TEAM!
Here is our scoring structure on how you score “points” for your team each week:
1 point for every athlete who completes a given Open workout
2 points for every athlete who competes during Friday Night Lights
1 point for every athlete who finishes among the top 3 women or top 3 men in the gym per workout per division
5 points for the team that wins Team Spirit for the week. NEW THIS YEAR— there will be weekly overall gym themes (list coming soon) that EVERYONE will do! The team with the most people participating for the week will win Team Spirit!
STEP 4: HOW TO WIN
The team with the most accumulated points through the 5 weeks will be awarded:
Team Cookie Cake
(PS Team Joel we haven’t forgotten about you- your prizes are coming!)
Reebok will be sponsoring this year’s Friday Night Lights! Leading up to the open, one male and one female will be randomly selected to win a pair of Reebok shoes! Also, each week, one additional male and female will win a pair! More details coming soon!