Hey, everyone! I apologize for the lack of communication regarding the Fall/October CrossFit Open! Here’s a quick rundown…
Every Spring since Five Alarm was founded we’ve done a Friday Night Lights (FNL) event that revolved around the CrossFit Open. This year, CrossFit HQ threw us for a loop when they rearranged the yearly CrossFit Games schedule and gave us TWO Opens. We talked to a lot of people, and while we absolutely LOVE our FNL events, we decided to forego a full-on second FNL this year.
Since we’re not running a full FNL, we’re scheduling the Open workouts as our CLASS workouts every Friday (they’re announced every Thursday night). The classes will be full classes – coach led, lesson plans, etc. If you’re not registering for the Open through CFHQ, then no worries – we’ll just keep ticking along as usual, and hit the Open workouts hard on Fridays!
Anyone wishing to sign up for the CrossFit Open via CFHQ is more than free to do so. However, validation of your score still requires you to be judged while doing the workout. Whether you perform the workout in Class or during Open Gym, it will be your responsibility to ensure you have a judge available. Coaches will not be available to judge during classes.
In the meantime, we’re excited to announce that we will be participating in TEAMWORK again for it’s (and our) second year! TEAMWORK is an annual nationwide fitness event in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation. It consists of 24 Hero Workouts that honor fallen members of the Naval Special Warfare community performed over a 24-hour period. For us, this will start 11/8 at 6pm and run for 24 hours through 11/9 at 6pm! More information will be released soon, so stay tuned!
Lastly, although it seems far away, we are 100% planning to run Friday Night Lights again next year! We hope to make it bigger and better than ever, so no judgement if you want to go ahead and block that off on your calendar for 2020! I know I will!
If you have any questions about any of the above, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! See you in the gym!
– Coach Josh