The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. This year, it kicks off on March 11th.
The Open is an opportunity to assess your fitness capabilities in a fun, slightly different environment than you are used to. For three weeks, you will get to do workouts alongside your peers. It is not a reason to be scared, put pressure on yourselves or have an anxiety attack. Nor should a workout score affect your self-esteem. These are just workouts.
This year will be the 11th iteration of the CrossFit Games Open, so we actually know quite a bit about what to expect and how to best prepare you.
At Helix, we do the CrossFit Open a little bit differently. This is the Helix Intramural Open.
Every year during the Open, many Helix’ers PR their lifts and get movements like chest-to-bar pull-ups or toes-to-bar for the first time. This year, we expect even more fun and PRs. And this year, there are more ways to participate than in any year in history — there are Rx, Scaled, Foundations, Bodyweight, Masters, Teens, and adaptive. Basically, everyone at every level will be able to participate with loads of different modification options available.
THE OPEN IS OPEN TO ALL!
We’re going to have four in-house Helix intramural teams competing, led by four hand-picked Team Captains. And you’re going to be on one of the teams!
The Captains’ job is to get you to register for the Open, and experience the benefit of annual group competition.
These captains are basically recruiting you to have fun because simple participation matters more than actual scores. We want you to sign up this year! Are you really going to say no to one of them? I don’t think so.
Registration for the Helix Intramural Open is FREE — in fact, if you’re a Helix member, you’re going to be on a team. After 9 years as a CrossFit affiliate, participating in the worldwide Open is in our blood now; it draws our gym community closer together and creates many fond memories.
You can also choose to “officially” register for the Open at games.crossfit.com, and choose CrossFit Helix as your Affiliate. The cost is $20 and this is completely optional.
RECRUITMENT (NEW THIS YEAR!)
Everyone will be recruited onto an Intramural team by a Captain. Our membership base will be divided into 4 equal numbers, and each team captain will recruit their teammates until they have reached their teams max allotted members. (For instance, if we have 80 Helix members by March 12th, then each team will consist of 20 athletes).
Team Captain: Sam Penn
Team Name: Full Send
Team Captain: Billie Charf
Team Name: WOD Now Wine Later
Team Captain: Devin Becker
Team Name: WOD Squad
Team Captain: Claire Rozada
Team Name: World’s Okayest CrossFitters
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at Helix on each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. The Open WOD will be the Workout of the Day each Friday (workout dates are March 12th, 19th and 26th). As long as you come to class each Friday for 3-weeks during the Open, you will earn your team 1 point.
+1 Point – For writing us a Google review here: https://bit.ly/2lOLu2I, or if you have already completed this, sending us a “Why I Love Helix” love letter or video.
+1 Point – For submitting a video testimonial about how the gym has changed your life.
+10 Points – Each week, we will announce a team challenge where your team can earn bonus points for winning the weekly challenge.
BONUS 4TH WOD
- You and your team will compete against the other teams in a “Nerf Gun Biathlon” on Saturday, March 27th at 9:30am at Helix (outdoors). We’ll announce more details later, but for now, just know that rowers, Nerf Guns and burpees will be involved.
WORKOUTS: WHEN AND WHERE?
This year, you must come to class on Friday during any of our regular class times to complete the Open workout (this will be that days workout for everyone anyway). The workout will be different each week and will be announced on Thursday night (the night prior). No Friday Night Lights and spectators this year (due to Covid physical distancing protocols), but we are going to recreate that same fun and electric environment within each class time!
The winning team will get a banner added to our Intramural Open Hall of Fame.
Our focus is on FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, and it will get you high-fives and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and stuff.
CUSTOM OPEN APPAREL
- We will have the opportunity for you to order custom CrossFit Helix branded Open-themed shirts on our Online Store!