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The 2013 Games Season is UPON US!
“History of the CrossFit Games” –video

The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games season is a 3-stage test
of fitness, comprised of the Open, Regionals, and the world
championships – the CrossFit Games. The season kicks off with the
Open, the most inclusive competition in the world. The top
athletes and teams in each world-wide region from the Open will
move onto Regionals. The best athletes and teams at Regionals
will compete at the CrossFit Games, the world’s premier test to
find the Fittest on Earth.

In order to identify the fittest, CrossFit invites
everyone in the world to compete in the Open
. Every
Wednesday evening, from March 6 to April 3, an Open workout is
posted. Everyone then has until that Sunday evening to complete
the workout and register their score.

Each week, for 5 weeks, we will ALL be doing the Open WOD,
putting our times up against the world!  CrossFit Flagstaff
is competing and we want as many of you as possible competing for
our team, so please register before the 2nd. register

Remember:  EVERYONE can
compete in the Open and last year MANY of our CrossFitters did.  As a
result, we saw a TON of breakthroughs on what people could lift,
how high they could jump, the fact that they could do full
pushups even though they thought they couldn’t, etc etc, the list
goes on.  Competition pushes away the impossible and shows
you what IS possible.  SIGN UP!  Be part of our

“It’s For Everybody: Matt Ramsey on The Open” –

Three Goals for the Open: CrossFit
Goodland  -“Everyone in the gym is going to do all of
the Open Workouts,” CrossFit Goodland owner Nick Conn says.
“I’m really just hoping to use [the Open] as a learning
experience.”   That is a direct echo of CrossFit

CrossFit Flagstaff Schedule
for the Open:

The workouts will be announced each
Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m.

Every week that workout
will be on Thursday as the WOD. 
We are going to
have a big workout event every Thursday at the
6:30 class and we invite all who can attend to
come and workout together and we’ll run it in a bunch of heats
with judges for everyone.  If you can’t make that 6:30
class, you may come to any class throughout that day, and you’ll
have Sunday to make it up as well. 

If you ABSOLUTELY can’t make
Thursday or Sunday classes and MUST do it another time, you may
arrange a time with a trainer.

Enter The Open, Even If You Can’t Win

from CrossFit Lisbeth

I’m joining the CrossFit Open again. I’ll
probably be in the Open until I die, tossing aside a cane to
throw myself up on the pull-up bar, and overhead squatting my
walker. I’m just that way. Stubborn and aggressively optimistic.

The Open is fun. It’s wild and crazy and so full
of enthusiasm that it makes you wonder for our sanity. “7 minutes
of burpees? Ok!” I did that one last year, after three days of a
horrible stomach virus that left me sleeping on the bathroom
floor. But I wasn’t going to miss the start of the Open. I
dragged myself to the box, and for seven minutes, threw myself
down on the ground and then got back up. Then I turned some
horrendous shade of grey, and spent several minutes in the
CrossFit Santa Cruz parking lot, trying not to throw up. Good

And that’s what’s wrong with us, right? This is
the kind of story we remember. These are the things that make us
happy. Sure it’s fun to see who leads the Open, like it’s fun to
watch the real beasts of your gym do incredible shit, but it’s
the stories of perseverance, drive, and hope in the face of bad
odds that make us smile and be proud to call ourselves
CrossFitters. It’s competing, even when you have no chance of
winning. It’s putting yourself out there. Having heart, in the
face of a world that seems to want to stomp it out of your chest.

CrossFit isn’t just a workout, or a movement. It’s a
warrior cry on a windswept plain when the enemy is all around
you. And that’s kind of cool.

So, I’m joining the Open again this year. A
47-year-old woman with a couple of body parts that have seen
better days. (I’m talking about my knee and my shoulder. AHEM.
Get your mind out of the gutter.) I’m not fast, I’m not agile,
but the squat is my best friend. So, I’m plunking down my $20
today and I’m taking my place in the ranks. Join me. We’re going
to have SO much fun.


  1. Katie Lowe says:

    Just Registered!!

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