The Open is HERE! – well, in three days! And we can’t wait!

In just a few short days we’ll learn the first workout of the 2017 CrossFit Open. Every Monday, for the next five weeks, we’ll post a weekly guide to the Friday Night Lights festivities. Be sure to read through the information to be in the know about our many different weekly sponsors, to meet the warm-up coach, put in your dinner order, and prepare for the fun.

Did you know there are over 120 Roots athletes signed up for The Open? Sign-up Here.

Sponsors and Prizes
We kick things off for the Open series with Ladies Week (don’t worry, gentlemen, we have a sweet dudes week planned as well). Lucy Women’s Activewear will be on-site with a trunk show, coupons, and great raffle prizes. Be sure to enter the raffle when you come to do the workout on Friday night!

Warm-up Coach, Week 1 – Ali Minton

Each week the warm-up area is stocked with a Roots coach who is affectionately called – The Warm-up Coach! As you all know we will be running WODs in heats through the night which means you’ll be responsible for warming yourself up but have no fear, a Warmup Coach will be near!

In addition to the coaches that are present and floating around to help you with the Open, each week there is a designated Warmup Coach (WC) in the warmup area.  The WC will change each week we’ll introduce them here, in the weekly guide. 

The WC is there to answer any questions you have regarding how to warmup (a specific warmup will be written on the whiteboard), discuss movement standards, chat about “to scale or not to scale”, how to approach the workout, give you a pep talk, and all that good stuff.  They will also gather you and the rest of your heat minutes before it is time for your heat.



Food Sign-up

Order your Yellowbelly dinner HERE! and BYOB!

Step by Step Guide
1. Watch the LIVE Announcement on Thursday night at 6pm to learn the workout. Go here to watch or come by the shop, we’ll have it on!
2. Sign-up on MBO for a heat time for Friday night. Heat times will be posted by 8pm in MBO on Thursday evenings. If you can’t make Friday night, be sure to sign-up for a regular group class.
3. Show up on Friday. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before your heat begins so you have plenty of time to change clothes, check-in with the WC, and get ready.
4. Do the workout!
5. Eat YellowBelly, BYOB, smile, you did it!

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