The first workout of the 2019 Open will be announced on Thursday, February 21. Are you ready?!? (Click HERE to register or read on for more info.)
What is the “Open?”
The Open is an annual, online, worldwide competition for CrossFit athletes. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to push ourselves to new limits, experience the intensity and camaraderie of competition, and see how we stack up against CrossFitters from around the world. It’s also one method by which elite CrossFit athletes can qualify for the CrossFit Games.
When is the “Open?”
The Open is 5 weeks long, starting February 21. Every Thursday night an Open workout is posted to the Games website at 8:00pm. Registered athletes have until that Monday at 8:00pm to complete the workout and post their scores online.
How do I Participate?
If you are a member at ICA, participating in the Open is easy! We run the Open WODs as the Daily WOD every Friday. We’ll have classes at 5:15, 6:15, and 9:30am. In the afternoon we’ll be open from 4:00-7:00pm for “Friday Night Lights,” running heats every 20-30 minutes (depending on the workout). Help us make it fun and festive by showing up early and staying late to cheer on your fellow athletes!
Note: Even if you don’t offically sign up for the Open, you are encouraged to come in and complete the workout each Friday.
What are the Workouts Like?
Every Open WOD has several variations, to encourage participation at all ages and levels. There are Rx’d and Scaled versions of the WOD, plus versions for teens (ages 14-17) and Masters 55+. You can switch back and forth between Rx’d and Scaled each week as needed.
I’m in. How Do I Register?
Register HERE. Remember to choose CrossFit Phoenixville as your affiliate!
Pep Talk: If you’re on the fence, sign up! It’s only $20, and registering will motivate you to bring your A-game each week and feel connected to the worldwide CrossFit community.
Introducing ICA’s “Headliner” Heat
In lieu of an in-house team competition, this year we’re introducing a new twist to the Open: the “Headliner” heat. Each week we’ll select 4-8 athletes to go head-to-head in a heat just for them, around 6:00pm, similar to the Open announcements. Everyone else gets to spectate and cheer for their favorite athlete/team. If you fit in any of the following categories and are interested in participating in a headliner heat, please let us know! You don’t have to be a stud athlete to participate… we need Scaled and Rx, new and experienced, young and old. Thanks in advance for volunteering!
- Family teams (Significant others, parent/child)
- CrossFit Rookies (i.e., this is your first Open)
- Age Group athletes (Ages 14-17 or 35+)
- AM athletes (represent the 5:15/6:15am classes) & PM athletes (represent the evening classes)