We asked Coach Ryan to tell us all about the "The Open" and how Maxmead Fitness makes it unique.
What is "The Open"?
The CrossFit Open is a five-week competition, which will test strength, endurance, and aspects of gymnastics. An estimated 500,000 CrossFit athletes from all over the world will participate. Everyone from professional athletes to everyday moms & dads.
The Open works like this: Every Thursday at 7 pm, a workout is announced. Everyone has four days to complete it, with a judge or on tape. Simple.
We host an event each weekend to perform the workout together.
- Saturday Feb. 24
- Saturday March 3
- Sunday March 11
- Saturday March 17
- Saturday March 24
Why does Maxmead Fitness choose to participate in The Open?
In addition to being a fun way to get together and have fun, The Open allows the Maxmead Fitness clan a chance to test their training within the gym and with people from around the world. Paired with the arrival of warmer weather, this event also springboards our "play season". After The Open, Maxmead Fitness members get outside more: running road races; warming up for golf season; tuning up bikes; and dusting off bats & gloves. The Open marks the beginning of the outside "play season" which we all heartily welcome!
Who can participate?
Anyone! There are official Standard (RX) or scaled versions of each workout. We can adjust the movements for anyone. You get the chance to compete, enjoy the atmosphere, the camaraderie, and if you want, to measure your score against others of your ability.
How could participation in the Open fit into member's 2018 goals?
Competition can help bring out the best in each of us. The encouragement from a room full of people striving for a new level can lead you to new personal records or to surprise yourself in your mental fitness. Pushing your limits will unlock future growth. The Open is a great way to bust through.
How does Maxmead do the Open differently from other CrossFit gyms?
We hold our events on Saturday (and 1 Sunday) morning. We encourage the whole clan to come and make it a family-friendly, inclusive event. We create intramural teams who compete with one another earning points through participation, costumes, and fun! At Maxmead the path to team victory is focused on the effort and fun rather than an individual Open score.