7 Reasons You Owe It to Yourself to Sign Up for the CrossFit Open
1. EXPERIENCE THE ADRENALINE RUSH OF COMPETITION
So many of us have never felt what it was like to compete in sports during our youth. Maybe you weren't the "athletic kid" growing up. Sure, you probably had plenty of extracurriculars--band, debate, choir, speech... But the feeling of going head-to-head with your peers on a physical playing field is one that must be experienced firsthand. And what better place to step outside your comfort zone than within the familiar walls of your home CrossFit box?
2. HANGOUT WITH YOUR FELLOW #IAMSTARBOARD ATHLETES
We all know this is so much more than just a gym. We get to know each other. We make friends. We cheer for each other by name. But what about the members on opposite schedules from yours? Get to know the early risers, the night owls, the weekend warriors. The Open is basically one big mixer, chock full of all the people with whom you share at least one very key interest.
3. BREAK THROUGH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL BARRIERS
Can't do double unders? Never touched your toes to a bar before? Get ready to astound yourself. The Open has a way of drawing us out of our self-imposed shells and showing us what we're truly capable of. Plus, there's no cherry picking. Those movements we may subconsciously--or not so subconsciously--avoid won't be denied, and being forced to face them head on can open new doors for our fitness. This is 5 weeks of challenging yourself, proving your mettle, and having a blast!
4. SEE YOUR COACHES WALK THE WALK
Wish you could witness your favorite coaches go head-to-head in the WOD or pit yourself neck-and-neck against them? Maybe you want to return the favor for all the times they've barked encouragement in the midst of a particularly gross workout. Here's your chance!
5. BECAUSE YOU'RE GOOD ENOUGH
The beauty of the Open is that it truly is for everyone--especially now that there’s a Scaled Division. And trust me, the most thrilling moments of the CrossFit Open--the ones that live on vividly in our memories--belong to those who achieve their first pull up, double under, T2B, etc.
6. IT JUST MIGHT INSPIRE YOU--OR YOU MIGHT INSPIRE OTHERS
No matter which end of the fitness spectrum you currently find yourself on, I guarantee that if you show up and pour your all into the week's WOD, people will notice. You may find yourself with your very own cheering section. The Open is further proof that we WANT each other to succeed, and that success is measured on a scale completely unique to each of us.
7. THIS IS A JOURNEY, AND WE'RE ALL ON IT TOGETHER
You work out with each other nearly every day. You've been there through the PRs, the benchmarks, even the setbacks. It's only fitting to be there for each other now, even if you opt to take on the role of official spectator.
Regardless of how long you've been CrossFitting or your (perceived) ability level, hopefully one of the reasons rings true for you. The magic that unfolds within the Starboard walls must be experienced to be believed. Whatever your reasons, we sincerely hope you'll be there with us as we carry on this awesome tradition of celebrating the community spirit which binds us together.
Ready to register or just slightly interested in knowing more? Go to games.crossfit.com