It’s OPEN time!

It’s Open time!


The CrossFit Open will be kicking off on February 25th, and while most of us aren’t aiming to qualify for the CrossFit Games, it provides a great opportunity to test our fitness and hang out with our Notch 8 family.  This post will give you a run down on how we will run the Open, and what you can expect.  

The deadline to register and buy your tumbler is Wednesday, February 23rd.

We are selling limited edition 20oz Notch 8 tumblers for $20.  That buys you a spot on a team.  The proceeds from the tumbler sales will be used to provide food for the Friday night afterparties.

Coaches are on tap to be team captains, and the teams will be chosen randomly.-The Open will run on Fridays for 3 weeks – 2/25, 3/04 & 3/11.

CrossFit will announce the WODS on Thursdays.  That will be the class WOD on Fridays that everyone will do.  There will be Rx and scaled divisions for all age groups.

Classes will be run in 2 heats so that everyone has a judge.  We want you to get a real competition feel.

There will be NO CLASSES at 4 & 5:30pm.  Instead, you MUST register for a heat time on Zen Planner.  The heats will go for as long as we need to get everyone in.

If you are unable to get the Open workout done on Friday, you can do it on Saturday or Monday, but are responsible for finding your own judge.

If you are working out on a Friday night, you will need to come in early to warm up on your own so that you are ready to go when your heat starts.  

We will need other members around that are willing to judge heats throughout the night so that everyone has a judge.  

Points will be awarded for costumes, team spirit, and WOD scores.

There will be weekly themes that everyone is encouraged to take part in.  
2/25 – Hillbilly Hoodville
3/04 – your favorite Netflix (or other TV) series
3/11 – Margaritaville

The afterparty on 3/11 will be a Trivia Night that will act as a fundraiser.  The team that wins the Open will get to choose where the money will be donated.

You will be split up into your teams and have an opportunity to score points for your team in a variety of ways that don’t involve fitnessing.


Here’s to being fitter than we were last year!

Click the link to register or sign up on the clipboard at the gym!

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