2015 Road to the Open Prep and the 1st Annual PSKC Open Intramural Championship

2015 Road to the Open Prep and the 1st Annual PSKC Open Intramural Championship

2015 will be your best year yet and we are going to do everything we can make that happen. We have a LOT in the works.

First up we are tying together the beginning of the New Year with start of the 2015 CrossFit Open season! The first Open workout will be released on February 26th. If you never competed in the Open, don’t worry all you need to know for now is that it’s awesome and  you’re going to do it, especially when you see what we’re going to do this year!

Starting this week we are beginning the “Road to the Open”. This will be a 8 week long preparation phase to get you guys in the best shape as possible for the 5 week CrossFit open. We will be providing a series of mini-seminars/lectures aimed at providing you with a comprehensive program that will increase your mental, physical, and emotional capacity. Additionally, we will be launching a gym wide nutrition and fitness challenge that will coincide with the CrossFit Open.

Each week we will be hosting a specialty seminar on either a Friday or Saturday where a different coach will equip you the knowledge necessary to make you better, not just for the open but for life.The cost of each in house seminar/workshop is only $10 for members, $15 for non-members (minus the nutrition seminar) and each seminar you attend will achieve points for the 1st annual Open Intramural Competition (more on that later).

So what are we going to cover?

Goal Setting/Mental Toughness Strategies

Diet/Nutrition

Movement Clinics covering weightlifting, gymnastics, rowing, and more.

Here’s what we’ve got on the agenda for the 1st 3 weeks of January:

Saturday, 10JAN at 10am: Mental Toughness Development and Goal Setting Strategies. This is a great chance to learn different techniques and strategies to increase your mental toughness inside and outside the gym. Topics covered will be how to remain calm during high stress environments.  Developing breath control and awareness and how to set effective performance related goals.

Friday, 16JAN at 530pm: We will be hosting our good friend and Nutritionist Jeremy Mullins to talk about proper eating and nutrition. Want to learn about Paleo, Zone, clean eating? What should you eat before/after workouts? What are good fats? Butter in your coffee? Fat fasting? What are bad carbs? Join us Friday, January 16th at 530pm for an information packed seminar. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members.

Saturday, 24JAN at 10AM – Snatch clinic: For beginners to advanced athletes this workshop will be dedicated to improving your Snatch technique. You will receive personal attention and instruction and a chance to throw around some weight.

And this is just the beginning! Each week until the Open we will host a different clinic to prepare you for the 2015 Open. Speaking of the Open…we’re gonna change how we’re doing this year’s open and we know you’ll love it.

Introducing the 1st Annual PSKC Open Intramural Championship! This is great idea we’re taking from our friends at Catalyst Gym

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. You’re competing against yourself from previous years and 1000s of other CrossFitters in the wordl. We’ve done it every year and every year it keeps getting better, but this is year is different. 

We want EVERYONE to compete in the Open. Regardless of what you think of yourself as an “athlete” and especially if you’re just getting started, we want you to participate. Competition helps provide a little extra pressure to perform and pushes you to train harder. Face it we all need to something to train for, but we get it…some folks don’t like the anxiety of individual competition. Plus who really cares how you stack up against 1000s of anonymous CrossFitters in the world.

But what if you were on a team with people in your own gym, competing against your fellow gym mates? It’s so much better being on a team right?

In 2015, we’re going to have at least 4 intramural teams competing in an house competition for the CrossFit Open. And you’re going to be on one of them.

DRAFT

Every coaches and members will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team, each team will be captained by a different coach. We will do a random draw to select the teams and ensure even distribution of the competitive athletes across all teams.

Team Captains will rotate draws, and then notify the athletes of their team. The ‘Draft Party’ will take place the week before the Open begins.

POINTS

+1 Point – Every member of a team that attends a “Road to the Open” seminar.

+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout.

+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 for each workout gets an extra point for their team.

+3 Points – “First time”: You’ll get 3 points for “firsts” such as first Toe2Bar, Pullup, Muscle Up…etc

+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.

WORKOUTS

Athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout. We haven’t yet set our schedule for competition.

PRIZES

We’ll have some random draws each week for prizes. The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released soon!

This year our focus on the Open is on COMMUNITY and FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, and you’ll get to experience an amazing competition on an amazing team. You’ll push for yourself but you’ll push harder for your teammates. 

2015 is YOUR year and we’re doing everything possible to make it awesome.

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