The Open: It’s that time of year again: the 2017 CrossFit Open is in 3 weeks! What is the Open you ask? The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and the largest community event of the year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes come together to compete in the worldwide, online competition. You don't need to be a competitive athlete to participate: there are scaled divisions just like in class and it's meant to bring the community together and push yourself a little bit harder than you think you can.
Every year, we’re amazed at what our YCF members accomplish during this five-week, five-workout online competition. We’ve seen people PR their lifts, get their first double unders and even muscle ups! It really is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and do things you thought you couldn’t do.
Friday Night Lights: The Open workouts will be programmed every Friday during regular class but we'll also be doing "Friday Night Lights" if you want to come in and do the workout at night. We'll be running the normal 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm classes but feel free to stop in after work, do the workout and then hang around to judge and cheer on your fellow athletes. You can also bring in some snacks to share after a job well done :)
The fun starts February 23 and it’s only $20 to participate. It's always fun to see where you stack up against people in our gym, state, region and even the world so you should definitely register! Make sure you join the Yankee CrossFit affiliate AND team when you register at games.crossfit.com.