The CrossFit Open is a worldwide online CrossFit competition and we’ve done it every year as a gym since its inception in 2011. As we have in the past, we are performing the online competition as an intergym challenge. This fantastic idea came from Catalyst Fitness’ Intramural Open.
Also on Monday 2/5 we also start our Nutrition Challenge to help us gain ground in better health, better understanding of how our bodies work, better body composition for movement, and better energy! If you are serious about your performance you also need to be serious about fueling. Don’t regret not eating well when your workout results are on the line!
At Foundation CrossFit we want to help you get to another level with your physicality. Competition can help inspire you to go harder than you’ve ever gone before. The pressure to perform pushes you to take training more seriously; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring!
Can we bring that worldwide thrill home to FCF? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so. I’ve created three teams with leadership groups. The leadership and I will have a private draft and you’ll be put onto a team. These Teams will go through the Open which will ultimately lead us to our intergym throwdown VERSUS X.
Which team will claim the Golden Hammer?
Registration for the Open can be done NOW until 5pm on Monday 2/27 at games.crossfit.com, Choose ‘Foundation CrossFit’ as your Affiliate!
Also take the 2018 Online CrossFit Judges Course. If you register for the Open, take and pass the Judges course, complete all 5 workouts, you’ll receive $20 off of your April membership!
Coaches and the rest of the registered FCF fam will be drafted onto an Intramural team. Once drafted onto a team you’ll be entered onto the public Team Rosters which will be shared outside the office.
If you’re reading this and you haven’t registered for the CGO you might be courted by one of our Team Captains to join their team – probably more than one. Sign up and you’ll be put on a team according to order of signup.
Points will be awarded by FCF HQ after every event and totals will be shared every Tuesday morning. The biggest points you can earn your team happen with
Registration for the 2018 CrossFit Games Open: Sign up and choose Foundation CrossFit as your affiliate!
Completing the Judges Course: Take and pass the 2018 Online Judges Course and email the PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must send the PDF as an attachment. If you send a screenshot, it doesn’t count. If you forward us a link, it doesn’t count. Get me that PDF and we’ll give you those points!
Athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout: Thursday evenings the workout and standards are released, Monday evening scores are due. The Open will have five workouts over five weeks, with the fifth week including in VERSUS X, where your team points entering the event may sway the standings and winners. Think about it this way: the Open is a sport season and VERSUS are the playoffs (and championship). Our competition schedule is as follows:
As per usual, we will program the workout that Friday for all CrossFit classes so you can be tested (or practice/run-through/see it) if you cannot make the weekend event. Just remember that there are point differences depending on when you do the workout. Being there for the event will put you in the best atmosphere to perform well.
This year we DO have schedule times for make-ups: Sundays at 11am during CompEx and Mondays at 1pm. That means you’ll have a chance everyday to get your points in. Try to bring your own certified judge- this is why it’s so important to come in on Friday or Saturday when the sheer attendance will allow you to have a judge, certified or not.
We’ll have some random drawings each week for prizes, including gear, socks, water bottles, clothing, training packages, and more! The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released later!
Use the hashtags #FCFio2018 and #HYFRsquad on your social media! If we see and repost it you’ll be earning your team some extra points!
In summary, our focus during the Open is on FUN. We want participation because it increase your fitness, keep you accountable to all of your gym mates, and earn you high-fives! It’s also great being able to see your results from years past, and to see where you’ve improved over time and knowledge.
Register online at the CrossFit Games site and get this party started!