In CrossFit, there is a span of 5 weeks that starts in February and ends in March. This is a special time for the entire world of CrossFit. It is the season of the CrossFit Open. If this seems all new to you (hard to imagine that), watch the video below:
As mentioned in the video, The CrossFit Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season. Less than the top 1% qualify for the next stage, which is the ensuing Regionals competition - which means for many, the Open competition is what it's all about. The Open is a special time where people rise to the challenge and accomplish amazing feats that were once thought impossible. People often achieve their first pull-up, toes to bar, double under, and yes - even a muscle up! All because they made the decision to throw their hat in the ring and compete. Not against the world, but against themselves. The best part? There is a scaled division, so EVERYONE can participate! Can you prove you are better now than you were last month?
At CrossFit JAX, we took it a little further...
...This year, we are creating 3 teams to compete in an Intramural Open!
Team names, colors, the whole nine yards. Weekly, as each Open workout is announced and every single one of you physically do your very best in your performances, there will be a 'live' leaderboard posted inside the box to reflect the stats and scores from each team member and the team as a whole, so that one can see who is in the lead and who & what team needs to be taken down! It’s going to be so fun to watch you all brag, be humble, trash talk, support, compete, encourage, and more importantly - come together as one community!
The teams compete against one another within the gym, but it’s not exactly what you may think. It’s not just the top performers that score. Yes, points will be awarded for top performers in both the Rx and Scaled divisions, but we will also have a weekly "Spirit of the Week" winner, and even some little challenges along the way to keep you all engaged and entertained (many of which, are hazingly hilarious!). At the end of the 5 weeks, the winning team will get their name on a plaque that will be hung proudly inside the box, along with the person overall crowned “The Spirit of the Open”. This is a person that embodies what it means to embrace the Open, inspires and motivates those around their team, as well as our entire CFJAX community.
Can you say PARTY?!?
We don't need an excuse to eat, drink and be merry ... but, you better believe at the end of the entire Open we will be throwing down and celebrating the previous 5 weeks by enjoying one another's company. Beer, food and music is on the HOUSE!
One catch (there is ALWAYS a catch) - you’ve got to sign up to play. Register here to sign up and be sure to join CrossFit JAX as your affiliate, AND choose CFJAX as your team. This is a two-step process and it's important you do both!
Your team captains will soon be recruiting YOU to be on their team this coming week. THE CHOICE IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU! You decide who's team to be on, but ALL THREE team captains will be actively pursuing you ... let the fun begin!
Stay tuned for a follow-up email to be sent out with who the team captains are, and all the details regarding the Intramural Open!