Updated: Feb 18
The Open is back beginning Feb the 24th! While the Open is indeed the first qualifying process for the CrossFit Games - it's primarily designed as an event for the CrossFit community as a whole and a great way to test your fitness and be part of our own CrossFit Claremont community.
It is 3 workouts over 3 weeks. As each year, we will be holding a 'Friday Night Lights' where we get together to do the workouts together as a community, encourage each other and talk about how terrible that was and have some food, drinks and chat after. Friday Night Lights is 5.30pm. If you are planning on doing the workout on Friday night, please sign the heat form at the front desk.
The workouts will also be done as our WOD on Mondays, so if you are unable to make it on Friday you will still have the option to complete the workout.
The best part of the CrossFit Claremont Open experience is the Draft leading into the Open and being a part of the faction teams. Everyone from the Gym who has registered will be selected in the draft and assigned to a faction that will be captained by a coach. Each week everyone's scores from the faction get added together and there will be a winner along with a winner overall. Your faction captain is there to help you with any uncertainty or questions you have.
With scoring, your total reps or time is added together, rather than placings. This puts an emphasis on participation being the most important thing for your faction, not so much how well you score. The Faction Captains are: Liz: Purple Faction Wacey: Blue Faction
Jason: Green Faction Nate: Red Faction
On Tuesday before the Open, you will be drafted into a faction! So make sure you are signed up before then.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask the coaches. You can find information about the Open and register here: https://open.crossfit.com/ When you register choose your Affiliate as 'CrossFit Claremont'. CrossFit ave created a resource called "The Open Starter Kit" which helps answer a few questions.