Why would I sign up for the CrossFit Open?

There are three main reasons that we at Kôr Fitness and Performance encourage our athletes to sign up for the CrossFit Open. Those reasons are community, a chance to do something hard and it is our annual fitness check-in. 

The CrossFit Community

Community is our first and biggest driver for all athletes to sign up for the Open. Why community? Let’s look at the definition of community first, a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals. The community at our gym is the gold standard, of course, but we are also part of something bigger, a bigger community around the world, over 13,000 CrossFit Affiliates with hundreds of thousands of athletes. We all get to celebrate this beautiful thing we get a chance to do everyday called fitness. 

The CrossFit Open is a Chance to Do Something Hard

How did you feel when you walked into the gym for the first time? Probably a little nervous, maybe a bit scared and probably anxious. When we do the Open, we do not know the workout until 24 hours ahead of time. The unknown levels the playing field, doesn’t matter if you just started yesterday or are in our 1,000 class club, all of us are nervous. But, we get the chance to try something that is hard and unknown.

We may get faced with a movement that we have struggled with and have not been able to accomplish prior, but with all that built of emotion we were able to knock out more than 20 reps of pull-ups. Yes, this is a true story, my mom last year was unable to do a single kipping pull-up, but she showed up, looked at that bar and accomplished something astonishing. This is one case of dozens that happened last year. Challenging yourself with something hard is accepting that you want more for yourself and be better than you were the day before.

Annual Fitness Check-In

It is our Annual Fitness Check-In. At Kôr Fitness and Performance, we believe that fitness is not just about the destination, it’s about the journey. The CrossFit Open is the perfect opportunity to celebrate how far you’ve come, embrace the challenges that lie ahead, and revel in the joy of progress. It is a chance for you to honor the dedication, perseverance and unwavering commitment to becoming the best version of yourself.