Every year there is a competition to determine the Fittest On Earth. This competition is called The CrossFit Games. In order to get to the Games there are multiple levels of competition. The first one is The CrossFit Open.
The Open is a worldwide competition where individuals compete in workouts that are posted weekly over the course of 5 weeks. You can video your workout and submit it online to CrossFit for judging and validation or you can perform the workout an a CrossFit affiliate and they will judge the workout and validate your score. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come and see CrossFit as a sport.
CrossFit Palo Alto will be hosting The Open on 5 consecutive Saturdays, starting 2/28, from 11:30 am for those that want to compete or spectate. Here is what is required to compete at CFPA.
1) Register with The CrossFit Games site and select CrossFit Palo Alto as your affiliate. (cost $20)
2) Prepare yourself for some challenging and fun workouts with others from the gym.
3) Be prepared to Count Reps/Judge for someone else and to stay until the last workout has been completed.
4) That’s it! ***Bonus*** After the first Open WOD, we will be grabbing all the gear in the gym and moving to CFPA 4.0!
(If you are a visitor, you are welcome to compete for a $10 drop in fee. You must be registered with The CrossFit Games site prior to arrival and you must contact Tim@crossfitpaloalto.com by Friday at 5pm prior to The Open date.)
Dates of The Open are: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 and 3/28
Everyone should do The Open. This year has a SCALED option to make the workouts that much more accessible. I won’t say that you’ll regret not doing it. But I will say that you will be STOKED that you did.