What the heck is the CrossFit Open?!

Feb 12, 2019

Winter is coming. So is the Open.

If you’re a LoLo member, you’ve been hearing the coaches talking about it a lot and basically volun-telling you to sign up.

But what the heck is it about, how you can participate and what can you expect your Open experience to be like at LoLo?

The Open is for Everyone.

Step 1: Sign yourself up for The Open here. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried CrossFit before, or if you are 89.
All of the workouts can be modified for even the ultimate beginner.


“The Open” is an annual online CrossFit competition that takes place all over the world. It is five workouts in total.


Performed at your local box (CrossFit gym, in this case LoLo). It is comprised of five workouts over five weeks, and it starts with 19.1 (Open workouts are identified by their year and the order in which they appear).


Starting Feb.21st, the workouts will be released every Thursday during the five weeks of the Open, and you can watch the live announcement of the workout that will be streamed on the CrossFit Games website.
It is the first step for professional CrossFit Athletes to qualify for the CrossFit Games (basically the olympics of CrossFit, where actual olympians also compete) but for 99.9% of competitors, it is a personal recreational challenge.

But Why?!

This is the largest fitness competition on Earth and an exciting showcase of the CrossFit community. Here, athletes like you, from all around the world, show up and push themselves further than they ever thought possible over a five-week period.
Challenges, personal records and fun times await!
We are so excited to collectively work towards something as a new community here at LoLo! Also, we will be having parties and events along the way so stay tuned :).

If you’re feeling nervous…

I get it. This is completely normal, I felt this way during my first open. And my second. I found that I surprised myself with how much I looked forward to the weekly challenge, and I loved the overall vibe in the gym. A Buzz of excitement that everyone was emanating.
You are exactly where and when you need to be and we got you 100%.

  1. I wanted to thank you for helping me learn more about the CrossFit Open. I didn’t know that it was a competition. I’m interested to learn if there would be professionals that could help someone learn how they may need to get ready for this competition.

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