This also means, that while the Open is a first step for some, 360 individuals and 270 teams, most of us will enjoy watching the competition unfold after these five weeks. But your involvement isn’t about the main competition. It is a highlight of the strength within the CrossFit community.
You may even register for the Open and not look at the leaderboard once. And that is completely fine. But what you will probably do is surprise yourself with individual accomplishment; or help your fellow CrossFitter achieve something new. Whether you inspire friends, or you’re one to achieve a first- pull-up, muscle-up, overhead squat, etc. THAT is what the Open is about.
This just means that you will be tested with a little added pizazz of the open and not just a group class WOD. You’re doing the weekly class workout with the entire world of CrossFitters- what other sport gives you that opportunity? It’s like we all get to scrimmage with the Michael Jordan’s, Venus Williams’ of our sport.
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If you’re like any of the millions athletes who have tried and stuck with CrossFit training, you are a testament to the universal fitness philosophy changing the spectrum of wellness throughout the world. The sport is based around constantly varied, functional movements, high intensity, and a keen focus on nutrition. It has helped cure problematic health issues for many, and provided a home community for countless others. We celebrate every little victory, spend even more time with our gym friends during these five-weeks, and text our workout partners workout reactions every Thursday night.
So for many, the Open is about anything other than the leaderboard, and truly a celebration of everything that CrossFit has done for us.
We invite you to join in with the 12 Labours community and the world by registering for the 2018 CrossFit Games Open.
Head over to Games.CrossFit.com and register under your respective 12 Labours location. We'll be releasing Saturday Open locations soon.