I left you alone for January (you’re welcome) but this is now officially the start of my 2019 Open Campaign…

It's that time of year again - the worldwide 2019 CrossFit Games Open begins IN JUST 18 DAYS on February 21st with the announcement of 19.1 and registration is live!  This is one of the most exciting times of the year at Arena Ready, and this year will be the first Open in our new digs following the last six at AR 1.0/2.0 on Connecticut Street!

Experienced CrossFitters at Arena Ready know what lies ahead (well, sort of ;-p), while newer athletes/members will likely be curious what all the hubbub is about these next several weeks. We will post more detail (and many reminders) about "The Open" in the coming weeks, as well as some flashback moments from several awesome and inspiring performances over the last few years during The Open at AR.

For the time being, particularly for the newcomers, start by clicking here for a simple summary of what The Open is all about.  The level of positive self-discovery one tends to encounter in the encouraging, inclusive, and competitive environment that is The Open is something most athletes never forget (or regret).  

In the last four years OVER HALF of Arena Ready's members registered and participated in The Open - a participation level much higher than just about any gym we are aware of... so this year we are looking forward to the same enthusiasm and participation from our athletes. The Open workouts are inclusive, will have an option for scaled AND masters athletes (AKA older athletes), and will challenge you to tackle your weaknesses and push hard on your strengths.  And few things can beat the unbelievable energy and camaraderie that transpires over the course of The Open workouts hosted at AR.     

"But I'm still pretty new to CrossFit, and I'm so far from being considered a 'high level' CrossFitter... should I participate in The Open?"  Assuming you are healthy (i.e. injury free) and training fairly consistently (at least 3x per week on average), then the answer is likely YES!  We always like to use the example of entering a 5K or 10K running race as an analogy - nearly everyone who enters a 5K or 10K (or even a marathon for that matter) knows they probably won't win, but they participate and compete anyway.  Why?  Because it gives them an opportunity to train for something and get better, to compete with and support friends new and old, and to learn a lot about what you're actually capable of... often times it's more than you think.  

More details to come but if you have immediate questions please speak with a coach at the gym!  When you register please make sure to SELECT ARENA READY AS YOUR AFFILIATE.

So what are you waiting for?  Are you IN THE OPEN?

A look back at Open 16.1 at Arena Ready three years ago

WOD For 02-04-19:

“Seriously, Karen, Cut it Out”

On a Running Clock…

A) At 0:00

For Time:

50 Wall Balls @ 20/14 lbs to 10/9 ft

40 Toes-to-Bar

30 Deadlifts @ 155/110 lbs

20 Hang Power Cleans

10 Shoulder-to-Overhead

B) At 17:00

For Time:

100 Wall Balls @ 20/14 lbs to 10/9 ft