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The Open is about having fun, testing your personal fitness level, and having something to compare against for next year.  Sign up!

The Open is about having fun, testing your personal fitness level, and having something to compare against for next year. Sign up!

Registration for the 2014 CrossFit Open Starts TODAY!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

The CrossFit Games are to CrossFit what the SuperBowl is to football. To get there, you must get through Regionals; and even before that, you must get through the Open. The Open is the most inclusive competition in the world.

It consists of a series of workouts, released one at a time, that have to be completed within a given time, usually one week. The results are submitted to CrossFit HQ which tabulates and posts the results of the thousands of athletes competing.

Open registration begins TOMORROW via the CrossFit Games website.  Last year the Open saw 138,000 registrations! AND last year CrossFit Roots had the largest affiliate participation level in the Southwest Region!

So, why should you compete? BECAUSE IT’S FUN! Roots will be doing each weekly WOD as part of our weekly programming anyway AND you could help qualify a Roots team! For each WOD, HQ will take the top-3 men’s and women’s scores from each affiliate and those totals will go towards an overall team total.

Our goal is to score in the top 30 to send a Roots team to Regionals!

And don’t think that you have to be a fire-breather to participate. This is an INCLUSIVE event and there are options for everyone. Typically, they don’t throwout WODs with tons of heavy and/or high skill movements in the early rounds. Two years ago the first WOD was 7 minutes of burpees. See what I mean?

In the coming days we’ll talk more about why you should participate and even let you hear stories of doubtfuls in years past who ended up having a blast. You’d pay more than that to participate in a marathon with no intention of winning, so why not?!

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