Written by: Robyn Lynch

Date posted: January 31, 2018

In just a few short weeks, the first of five CrossFit Open workouts will be announced.  The Open season runs for 5 weeks, from February 22 through March 26.  Every Thursday night, the workout is announced live from Crossfit.com, as we all watch with anticipation.  If this is your first year, you may be saying to yourself “I’m not an elite athlete. Why should I sign up?”  Short answer: Because all the cool kids are doing it!  But seriously, you don’t have to be a superstar athlete to compete in the Open.  Participating in this worldwide event is your chance to be a part of a CrossFit competition that includes people of all ages and fitness levels, from all around the globe, while doing the workouts exactly where you always do – at Maxability.  If you regularly scale workouts, no excuses, there is a scaled division.

We will do the Open workouts on Saturdays, with make-ups on Sundays during Open Gym.  After last year’s success, we are continuing “Thursday Night Lights” this year.  Immediately following the announcement on Thursday nights, six Maxability athletes will take on the WOD just minutes after finding out what it is.  We encourage everyone to come watch the announcement at 8:00pm and stick around to cheer on our athletes (the guinea pigs.)  There will be no 7:30pm class on Thursdays during Open season.  Thursday evening classes will be at 4:30, 5:30 & 6:45pm. (Foundations also at 6:45pm)  There will be no programmed WOD on Fridays as we will use the day for mobility, skill work, and practice rounds of the Open WOD.  Open gym will be moved up to 9:00-10:30am on Sundays, with a WOD following at 10:30am.  Seems like a lot of schedule changing, huh?  Well, the Open is a pretty big deal at Maxability and that’s exactly why everyone should participate!  Bonus: You’ll know what Tim and Lanny are talking about when they recap the weekend on the “Lynch and Lanny Show.”

The Open motivates you to leave your comfort zone and accomplish things you may have never tried otherwise.  It creates a fun, exciting atmosphere at the gym and a bond within our community, and it’s sure to bring out the be(a)st in you!  If you still have questions about the Open, please ask a coach.  If you’re hesitant about signing up, talk to your fellow CrossFitters who can attest to the awesomeness.  From newbies to veterans to everyone in between…this is our season.  Register today and be sure to select Maxability Sports and CrossFit as your affiliate.

For motivation and a trip down memory lane, watch the video below and click here to check out the pics of our athletes in action during last year’s Open Season.(Courtesy of Sasha – www.instagram.com/squatsandpixels)

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