The 2015 CrossFit Games Open is upon us yet again! It is an exciting time for everyone in the CrossFit Community. CrossFit Rowlett is especially excited because of the community and fun it brings to the gym year after year. The open is for everyone and with the new addition of scaled workouts anyone can do the workouts no matter what level of fitness you are at! You still might be wondering what the CrossFit Open is? Or why should I participate in it?
What is the Open?
The Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition that anyone and everyone can sign up for. The purpose of the Open is to find the fittest man and women in the world. It is the starting point that will lead to Regionals and then on to the CrossFit Games. The Open runs for five weeks from the end of February to the end of March. Every week, on a Thursday, a new workout is announced and participants have until Monday to do the workout and submit their scores. The top 20 in each region after five weeks gets to go to the South Regional Competition in Dallas this year.
Who is the Open for?
The Open is for everyone and anyone! All of the movements you will see are nothing outside of a regular day at CrossFit. If you have been consistent about coming to class there is nothing to worry about when it comes to the Open. The Open is also the best way to track your fitness from year to year among other people in your age group or region. This year with the addition of a scaled workout it is even more accessible to everyone. You can choose which workout is more suited for you and your skills week to week. CrossFit Rowlett encourages and strongly recommends everyone sign up for the Open. It is a good experience and you get to have fun with the workouts and community.
How are we going to set up for the Open?
This year we are going to do the Open Workouts on Saturdays. We will have heat times from 8:30am until about 11:00am depending on the workout. Along with the Saturday workout, we will be having an after party each week. The after party is open to everyone and we encourage you to bring your family and friends. We will be grilling out and watching the games. You may bring food and drinks as well. This is a fun time to hang out and get to know the community here at CrossFit Rowlett. We will be celebrating all the hard work everyone has put in throughout the year.
What are the next steps?
The next step is to go to games.crossfit.com and then click register for the Open. Here you can create a profile or you can use your old account if you have done the open before. The cost to sign up is $20.00. It will ask you for your affiliate information, there you will put CrossFit Rowlett and under team put CrossFit Rowlett as well. You can edit your information any way you like. Make sure you are under CrossFit Rowlett, and you are all set!