By Alan Shaw, Rhapsody Head Coach
It’s Open season, sports fans! The CrossFit Open kicks off February 21 and we are rallying here at Rhapsody CrossFit in Charleston.
Pause. What is this CrossFit Open thing everyone is talking about?
The most important thing you need to know is that the CrossFit Games Open is for everyone – anywhere in the world at any stage of their fitness journey.
The official word from CrossFit HQ, “The 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is the largest fitness competition on Earth and an exciting showcase of the entire CrossFit community.”
CrossFit athletes like you and me from across the globe sign up to take on five signature, surprise workouts together released over five weeks.
Once a workout is announced, you tackle it in front of a judge (a fellow member or coach – don’t stress, this is just about keeping us all honest) and post your results online before 8PM EST on the Monday after the workout has been announced.
This event is all about bringing the entire CrossFit community together to do what we do best – establish benchmarks, challenge ourselves, find that edge and raise the bar.
How To Sign Up
Register online at games.crossfit.com – the whole process will take you all of 5 minutes.
REGISTER: Start with creating an account by following the prompts.
RHAPSODY: Select Rhapsody CrossFit as your CrossFit affiliate gym.
SIGN THE WAIVER: This is the standard issue liability release.
PAY TO PLAY: Plug in your credit card for the $20 registration fee.
SPREAD THE WORD: It’s official! You’re doing it! Now let us all know so your Rhapsody squad can cheer you on!
Rally at Rhapsody
Ra-Ra-Rally at Rhapsody! It is tradition for your gym to put on a show for the Open and, as you know, Rhapsody CrossFit in Charleston is a go big or go home kind of box.
Kicking off on February 22, Fridays will be all about the CrossFit Open for 5 weeks!
The announced Open workout will be the Friday WOD for all classes – if you are doing the Open, this will give you the opportunity to come in and do your thing; if you are not doing the Open, you can challenge yourself with the workout just as you would do in any other class.
To celebrate the 2019 CrossFit Open, we will host the Rally at Rhapsody starting on Friday, February 22 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Every Friday evening, we will get together at Rhapsody CrossFit for the big weekly workout. Think of this like a high school pep-rally all about you – there will be excitement, energy, encouragement and maybe even pom-poms.
This is where grassroots meets greatness. This is CrossFit at play. This is the 2019 CrossFit Open and we want you all to give it a go!
Yes, there is an element of competition, but it’s more about us coming together as a community and allowing you to challenge yourself – appreciate how far you have come, celebrate the athlete you are today and get excited about your potential for growth.
If you have any questions about signing up or how it all works at Rhapsody CrossFit, grab any Team Rhapsody member next time you come to class.