CrossFit Westmount Intramural Open 2020

Welcome to Open Season!

For those of you who do not know what we are referring to, the CrossFit Open consists of 5 workouts spread across 5 weeks that aim to find the fittest people in the world.  Last year, over 429,000 people participated in the Open.

Many of you may ask yourself, “why should I do the Open? There’s no way I’m the fittest person in the world.”  For 99.9% of us, that is true and that’s why we are running the Intramural Open!

In the Intramural Open, you will have the ability to contribute to a team every single workout no matter what your score.  Go above and beyond in your spirit (i.e. team outfits) or performance and you can contribute even more to the team.  Most importantly, it will be the highlight of fun and community in our gym.

So what exactly is the Intramural Open?

The Intramural Open is for ANYONE and it all starts by registering via the link below:

https://games.crossfit.com/register/open

As registrations roll in, we will choose some of you awesome and fun folks to be team captains.  A few weeks before the Open begins, we will place all registered participants in teams.  While coming up with teams is awesome, the real fun begins after the teams are made… recruiting season.  You see each week during the Intramural Open, your team earns a point for every person on the team that completes the workout and submits a score.  Which means… the bigger the team, the bigger the score.

So between the time teams are set and the first workout, your team actively gets other athletes at our gym that haven’t signed up.  You can bribe, beg or do what you have to do to show them your team wants them the most!

Once teams are set and workouts begin, it’s quite simple.  You earn a point for your team by simply doing the workout and submitting your score.  If you place top 3 in your division for a workout, then you earn 3 more points.  If your team brings the most spirit on any given week then your team receives 5 extra points.

So, say you aren’t the best athlete in the gym.  No big deal.  Complete the workout and bring tons of spirit and you might make the biggest point contribution in the gym!

It is totally normal to be a little nervous.  But then again, you may have been a bit nervous the first time you walked through our doors and you know how well that worked out.  So make the leap, trust in us, and get ready for an amazing time!

Let’s do this!  Register here.

The Intramural Open Calendar at a glance:

  • Saturday, October 12th: Workout 1
  • Saturday, October 19th: Workout 2
  • Saturday, October 26th: Workout 3
  • Saturday, November 2nd: Workout 4
  • Saturday, November 9th: Workout 5
  • TBD: Special Social Event 6

***Except for Thanksgiving weekend (October 12th), we will have a 9am group class. Open workouts will start at 10:30 am following the group class.  Please check out the online schedule on Mindbody for the most up to date schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1: Who is the Open for?

A1: People of all ages and ability levels can do it!

Q2: This is my first Open.  What should I expect?

A2:  For those doing the open for the first time, focus on fun. Approach the workout like you would any other group class (aka focus on technique and giving your best effort) and you will do great. People will cheer you on and give you a post workout high five like they do in class. The only difference is you will have someone next to you counting reps.

Q3:  Why should I do the Open?

A3:  Go above and beyond what you thought possible and support your friends in the gym as well – it will be the highlight of fun and community in our gym!

Q4: Do I need to be officially registered to participate?

A4:  Yes.  To participate in the Intramural Open you must be registered at Games.CrossFit.com and select “CrossFit Westmount” as your affiliate.

Q5:  How do I get placed in a heat?

A5:  Heats will be determined on a first come basis.  You need to be present to sign yourself into a heat time.

Q6:  How do I submit my score?

A6:  When you finish your workout, make sure to leave with the copy of your scorecard (small piece of paper).  You can can submit Open scores directly on your Competition Dashboard online.  Be sure to have all of the information necessary to submit a score (aka your scorecard).  The deadline to submit your score will be 8pm on the Monday immediately following the released workout.  Your scores will appear online once they have been validated by Wednesday 8pm.

THE INTRAMURAL OPEN WORKOUTS START ON OCTOBER 12TH & WILL BE THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER.

Register Here:

https://games.crossfit.com/register/open


STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any further questions, reach out to andy@CrossFitWestmount.com