The CrossFit Open
The CrossFit Open is less than a week away and many of our members have questions about what The Open means for Maxmead Fitness. We are here to answer those questions for you.
What is the CrossFit Open? The Open is an annual 5-week competition that takes place in February and March. CrossFit affiliates around the world participate in The Open. EVERYONE is invited and encouraged to participate, regardless of fitness level or experience. Every workout has an RX and scaled option. Know that even if the scaled version seems too difficult, we can scale it even further for you.
Again, I cannot stress this enough: The Open is for EVERYONE, regardless of your fitness level!
Why do we do The Open?
On a large scale, we do The Open to grow and enhance our community at Maxmead Fitness. We want to have fun, test ourselves against our gym friends, give you the chance to test yourself against yourself from previous years. On a small scale, we do The Open to test our fitness as a community against hundreds of thousands of athletes from around the world. With that said, we HIGHLY encourage each of you to sign up to be a part of this fun-filled community event.
How will Maxmead Fitness host The Open events?
Beginning February 25th, we will host Open events every Saturday morning for five weeks. The Saturday morning WOD will be the workout scheduled for The Open that week. The 9am class will be extended by one hour, and take place from 9am to 11am.
Everyone who is interested in participating will be divided into 3 Intramural Teams (i.e. Team Ryan, Team Elizabeth, & Team Brad) — yes, you will be choosing better team names! Details on Team scoring to follow. And there will be a post-Open community party on Saturday, March 25th! It pays to be a winner!
Ok this sounds like fun! So how do I join in?
Registration is simple. Sign up on the main board in the gym. Intramural Teams will be announced next Wednesday. We will be using SugarWOD to track our results. Each Friday, there will be a Google Doc to sign up for specific Saturday heat times.
If you would like to compare your results to friends or within the great CrossFit community, go to the CrossFit games site to register.
The Open is one of the best events held annually by gyms all around the globe. It is a fantastic way for you to have fun with your gym community, cheer on everyone, and surround yourself with fitness!
We hope to see you all there!
Brad, Elizabeth, & Ryan