What? When? Why? How? Participation in the CrossFit Open

The Open is 5 weeks of workouts programmed by CrossFit HQ that EVERYONE around the world will participate in. This is the beginning of the qualifying process for the CrossFit Games, but the coolest part is you don't need to have intentions of competing against the fittest, the fun lies in competing at your own gym against your friends and then "leader boarding" to compare scores to friends from other gyms and your favorite athletes.

The Open will run from Feb. 26-March 30, 2015
15.1: Feb. 26 -March 2
15.2: March 5-9
15.3: March 12-16
15.4: March 19-23
15.5: March 26-30

During these 5 weeks, the workouts will be announced on Thursday evening's live at games.crossfit.com.  Following the announcement, CrossFit King of Prussia will program these workouts on Friday for ALL classes.  Each Friday evening we will host a "social" throw-down and we will have open heats from 4:30-7:30PM where athletes can come together to watch, support your friends and/or do the Open workouts. Since 2011 the Open has been hosted in this manner and it has been an amazing community event at CFKoP. If you cannot make it on Friday, you can re-do it on Saturday or Sunday at 11:00AM or at any coordinated time with a coach.

We have heard several people asking why they should compete in the Open when they do not have a chance of getting to Regionals.  There are a variety of answers to this question but we will only post a few here

1) Many of us competed in something at some point in our lives.  The Open is a chance to relive that excitement.  Just as many of us pay to play in some recreational league, many that enjoy CrossFit pay to play in the Open.
2) During the Open, the sky is the limit in regards to what you can accomplish.  We have seen time and time again someone get their first toes to bar, chest to bar pull-up or something else.  The Open simply elevates your game to achieve things that you may have thought were not possible yet.
3) The intensity at the gym during the Open night is second to none.  Seeing people come out to support others and push others to beat their own time is what this community is all about and the Open epitomizes that.
4) Participating in the Open enables you to compare yourself to others around the world.  Are you the fittest John Smith in the world?  How many people did you beat in your age bracket?  Did you beat anyone in another age bracket?  There is a lot that you can learn about yourself.
5) And most importantly, it is fun.  Regardless of where you think you will finish, you will strive to do your best, you will want to beat someone you know, you will get butterflies in your stomach all over again and when all is said and done, you will grab a cold one, be thankful that it is over and then cheer on your friends to realize their full potential.

Click here to register today and join the fun!
Click here to find out more about the scaled division.
Click here to find out more about the teen division.

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