The first workout of the 2020 Games Season will be announced on Thursday, October 10. 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 the largest fitness competition on Earth and an exciting showcase of the CrossFit community. Athletes like you, from all around the world, show up and push themselves to new limits, experience the intensity and camaraderie of competition, and see how they 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 on October 10. Every Thursday night an Open workout will be 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 5:15am 6:15am, 9:30am, and 4:00pm. After the 4:00pm class we’ll run heats of the workout every 20-30 minutes, which we (and many local CrossFit gyms) refer to as “Friday Night Lights.” Help us make it fun and festive by showing up early and staying late to cheer on your fellow athletes!
Note: If you are a newer athlete and you prefer to have a coach-led warm up and instruction, please attend one of the 4 designated class times. During “Friday Night Lights,” from 5-7pm, athletes will be expected to warm up and get ready for the workout independently… although coaches and experienced members will be available to answer questions and provide guidance!
Even if you don’t officially 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 versions, 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. If you scale at least 1 workout you’ll be ranked against other scaled athletes worldwide. Those who complete all 5 workouts Rx will be ranked against other Rx athletes.
The Open includes age groups for ages 14-15, 16-17, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+. Although not all age groups get modified versions of the WOD, the groupings allow for athletes to be ranked against others in a more meaningful way.
ICA’s “Headliner” Heat
Each week of the Open we’ll select a handful of athletes to go head-to-head in a heat just for them (similar to the Open announcements). Everyone else gets to spectate and make as much noise as possible to push our headliner athletes to their best! Our headliner heats will be age-based this year, with a week for each of the following:
- Under 35
If you are interested in participating in a headliner heat, please let us know. You don’t have to be a stud athlete to participate… we want to highlight new athletes, experienced athletes, scaled athletes, and Rx athletes! If you have someone in the gym you love to compete against in Daily WODs, here’s your chance to take your friendly competition up a notch.
I’m in. How Do I Register?
Register HERE. Remember to choose CrossFit Phoenixville as your affiliate!
If you’re on the fence, sign up! It’s only $20, it will help you push yourself to new limits, and it’s awesome to be connected to the worldwide CrossFit community.