If you have ever participated in the CrossFit Open you know that this time of year brings excitement, anticipation, and tons of fun for the CrossFit community. The CrossFit Open is such an incredible time of year for boxes all across the globe including ours! Here is what you need to know to get prepped for the 2024 CrossFit Open!
What is The Open?
The Open is a 3 week competition where athletes from all around the world compete to see where they place worldwide. For competitive athletes, it is the first step in qualifying for the CrossFit Games. But for everyone else it’s a time to come together as a community, celebrate our fitness and health, and cheer each other on! Workouts are released each week on Thursday at 1pm and we will complete them as a gym every Friday night during our Friday Night Lights events! To complete the workout you will be partnered with a judge that will count your reps and ensure movement standards.
What is Friday Night Lights?
We will be hosting Friday Night Lights on March 1st, 8th & 15th from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Athletes who would like to participate in The Open will sign-up for a heat time and be assigned a judge. We will debrief the workout, movement standards, and strategy and then get after it! We encourage you to bring your friends and family to come and cheer you on! We will also be completing each open workout during our regularly scheduled classes throughout Friday, so if you can’t make it to Friday Night Lights you can still participate in the workout! We highly encourage you to come and cheer on your fellow athletes. We will also need help with judging, so even if you complete the workout during the day come back and hangout with us that night.
How do I register?
You can register by going to https://games.crossfit.com/. It costs $20 to sign-up to be able to log your score on the world leaderboard each week by Monday night at 6pm. Logging your score will give you a world wide ranking so you can see how you stack up against the rest of the world. It is also fun to keep track of your progress year after year as they often do repeat workouts.
What if I’m not a competitor?
The Open is so much more than a competition. It is a time for our community to come together and celebrate all of our hard work in the gym. It’s a time to build community and make new friends. It’s a time to see just how far you can push yourself. The camaraderie and memories that come from The Open are hard to put into words! Plus, as you complete The Open year after year, you will get to compare your previous scores and see your ranking climb as you improve!
What if I can’t do the workout Rx?
Just like everyday in the gym, there are lots of scaling options available for The Open. There are different divisions that you can choose from including: Rx, Age Divisions for Teens (14-17) or Masters (35+), Adaptive, Scaled, or Foundations (perfect if you just started your CrossFit journey). No matter what division or scaling option you choose, you can be sure that our community will be right beside you cheering you on the whole way!
You can learn more about The Open and Register here.