Hello Empower member’s, the time is now to register for the first 2019 Crossfit Open. We’re only a few weeks away from the official open start date of February 21st. As you know, no other Vancouver CrossFit hosts an Open the way we do at Empower and this year the Open will be run by yours truly, Sprite.
The February Open will be slightly different from years past due to the fact that in 2019 we have TWO Open competitions. In Empower tradition, each Saturday, for the duration of the five week competition, we will set up the barbeque and potluck table at the gym so you can join us for a weekend workout and breakfast.
We suggest that members have 12 months or more of Crossfit experience and be injury-free before officially competing, however, everyone is welcome to come participate in the workouts and the party in a recreational capacity every Saturday morning.
For competitors there are Teens, Master’s, Scaled and Rx’d divisions so any level can participate. Whether you’re competing or just coming out to support our members and enjoy a fun workout and potluck you will have a blast! This is your chance to be part of the worldwide CrossFit community and the largest sporting competition in history with over 400,000 participants from 162 countries competing in last year’s 2018 CrossFit Open!
CrossFit HQ will announce the workouts every Thursday night along with movement standards. Saturday’s time slots will be arranged differently each week dependent on the WOD announced and we will run through the WOD in heats much like the 12-Days of X-Mas event.
VOLUNTEERS & JUDGES! This is a call for anyone who is interested in taking the Judges course for the 2019 competition season, we always need lots of judges! Competitors please complete the course so you are familiar with the movement standards and rules and can help each other out.
We also need volunteers for the barbeque grill master, potluck table and a creative Open team to help make each week exciting without overhead cost. If you have ideas or are interested in joining Sprite’s 2019 CrossFit Open spirit committee, please contact me at [email protected] .
Register for the first 2019 CrossFit Open today!