The CrossFit Open is over and I wanted to thank everyone for helping with the chaos that happens every year at this time. We had 21 direct participants this year (plus Janel on team Copper City), who all did great. For those that didn’t register it has been fun watching the intensity and struggle and participating on the Friday workouts at our own pace.
We are going to change things up on Fridays going forward. For the next couple Friday nights we are going to open up access to more trainers. The gym is going to be over staffed so that members can work on things that they are struggling with in a one on one environment. If you want help with double unders, heavy squat snatches, butterfly pull ups, kettle bell cleans or any other movements. This will be the time to come in and work with the trainer that you feel relates closest to your needs. If you want to sit down and focus on nutrition, mobility or recovery, this will be the time for that as well. After a few weeks of this new format we are going to ramp the intensity up again.
In order to keep the fun, festive feel that we had during the open year round, we are periodically going to be using Friday nights to participate in online competitions such as Festivus or the Granite Games. For those that want to participate the first one is put on by “The Punishment League” and will begin on April 12th. You do not have to join the Punishment League to participate at the gym level. This is going to be open to everyone as an in house event.
The Punishment League format is 4 workouts a week for 4 weeks. Instead of following this format we are going to use the workouts in a 1 per Friday format for 16 weeks. Using an outside source for programming helps keeps things lively and prevents us from favoring certain movements, athletes or workout styles. Since we are starting with 4 workouts to choose from, they will be randomly selected from those available on the night of execution at the gym. The only work out you will know for sure, is the last one.
In the times between competitions we will return to the private sessions to help get all members greater access to the trainers in a 1 on 1 format.
As we progress forward, come with an open mind. Have fun, drink a beer burn something on the grill and let us know what you love or hate about the whole experience.
I think these two formats are both going to be a blast!