🌎 The 2023 CrossFit Open 🌏
You may have seen Instagram or Facebook posts and articles.
You may have wondered what all that excitement and camaraderie was about.
It happens every year.
It's the CrossFit OPEN! which this year starts on Feb 16.
The OPEN is the first part of a competition called the CrossFit GAMES which leads eventually to in person finals in August. In 2023 the OPEN is 3 weeks long (the same as last year) meaning there will be only 3 workouts, making it easier to take part, complete the whole thing and create a 🌏 global atmosphere by connecting to other fitness fans around the world 🌎 (especially as travel is still difficult).
In 2022 we had the highest participation ever! 16 CrossFit Kyoto members were able to compare our level of fitness with other CrossFitters around the world. Some of us just joined for the sheer fun of it and took part in one or two of the workouts, sharing our sweat and joy with the all the other fans and enthusiasts.
You can read some impressions of the Open from previous participants here.
The CrossFit OPEN started in 2011 and is the largest participatory sporting event in the world, with more than 290,000 participants in 2022.
Masters, teen, and adaptive divisions welcome a broad group of participants; and continent-based semifinals guarantee that athletes from all areas of the world will be represented at the Games.
Announcement Dates for the OPEN 🏋🏻♀️
A new OPEN Workout will be announced each Friday (Feb 18, 25, and Mar 4).
To sign up for reminders for the OPEN and all the events of the CrossFit GAMES season, click here.
Participants can submit their scores on games.crossfit.com until the following Tuesday at 09:00 each week
(Feb 21, 28, and Mar 7).
The CrossFit GAMES Finals will be held at Madison, Wisconsin Aug 1-6.
Registration, Workouts, Judging & Upload of Results for the Open 🏋🏻♀️
Check out our detailed blog with pictures & explanations about the OPEN registration, workouts and how to upload your results:
How do I Join the CrossFit Open?
OPEN workouts will be announced at 05:00 Japan time so you can look forward to finding out the WOD as soon as you get up 🙂
Judging for members will be available on Saturdays from 13:00.
If you wish to repeat a workout, or cannot take part on Saturdays, judging is possible for ¥4,400 outside of regular class times.
CrossFit OPEN Prep Classes 🏋🏻♀️
If you'd like to really do your best during this year's OPEN competition try our OPEN Prep Classes on Saturdays 13:00-14:30
Learn skills, pacing and strategy while practicing for stamina, endurance, speed and power with a fun group in a friendly, encouraging and challenging atmosphere.
For more information check out the OPEN Prep Class blog
Let's do this together, even if you cannot participate in the workout you can participate in the 👏 cheering 👏 - See you soon!