Thursday 2/29/24 CrossFit Open Starts
What is the Open?
The Open is the first phase in the CrossFit competitive season consisting of three workouts programmed over three weeks. The vast majority of people participating in the Open are doing it for fun, to be part of the global community, to celebrate their affiliate and/or to challenge themselves. The best in the world do it to qualify for the next levels of competition which eventually lead to the CrossFit Games. One workout is released each week with three versions to choose from (“Rx’d” “Scaled” and “Foundations”) so that ANYONE regardless of ability or experience can participate. This is the one time a year everyone in the global CrossFit community comes together to celebrate fitness and throw down as one. It’s not uncommon for over 300k people to participate in the open!!
How does it work?
The first thing you need to do is register at CrossFit.com and make sure to put CrossFit South Brooklyn as your home affiliate. Through the three weeks of competition we’ll program the Open workout in group classes every Saturday as well as a special Friday Night Lights version if you want a little more fanfare around the event. This is a great opportunity to lean into the spirit of competition and “nerd out” on a workout much more than you typically would!
Friday Night Lights
Every Friday we’ll run several heats of the Open workout in 597. This is a more festive approach to the Open where we light up the space, break out the discoball and encourage folks to come watch. It’s a lot of fun! If you want to participate just RSVP for a heat time on Zen Planner (AVAILABLE NOW ON ZP) FNL is free to CFSBK members and ONLY for people who have officially registered for the CrossFit Open.
Note that your heat start time means that’s when we’ll review the standards and start your workout. All warm-ups will be DIY beforehand. We also ask that after or before you perform your workout you help judge someone from another heat. Volunteer judges from folks watching are also extremely appreciated!!
Friday 3/1/24: 24.1 “R.A.D® X CFSBK”
Get ready to unleash your inner R.A.D®-ness and Crossfit South Brooklyn style for our first Open Workout of 2024!
We’re kicking off the Open with a R.A.D® blast and burst of CFSBK pride! Show up in all your R.A.D®-est finery and deck yourself out in CFSBK gear as we come together to conquer 24.1 in epic fashion. Let’s flood the gym with a sea of spirit! It’s not just about the workout; it’s about celebrating our community, our journey, and our commitment to pushing boundaries together.
So lace up your sweetest kicks, pull on a favorite tee, and get ready to sweat, smile, and shine brighter than ever before. 24.1 will be one for the books!
Friday 3/8/24: 24.2 “ALOHA”
Ride the wave of tropical vibes and Aloha spirit for our 24.2 Beach Bash!
Dive into the fun with your boldest neon, brightest florals, and sassiest Magnum PI mustaches! Embrace a sunshine state of mind and hang ten attitude as we transform the gym into a beachside paradise. Whether you’re channeling the retro flair of beachside Jazzercise or riding a wave of tropical chic, let’s bring the heat to this epic workout luau.
So grab your leis, dust off your sunglasses, and get ready to hula 24.2 away, let’s make Open waves and memories with true Aloha magic!
Friday 3/15/24: 24.3 “DAVID”
We’ve gone rogue and didn’t ask for permission or run our final theme by management! Your inspiration for our final Open event is none other than our fearless Gothtastic leader… David Osorio.
24.3, the haunting number that echoes in David’s mind as he faces the 3rd and final Open event. CFSBK will feel like a battleground, and David, adorned in his favorite color black, is a lone warrior against his own emotions. As he tackles the grueling workout, each rep is a step into the abyss of his thoughts. The barbell, an anchor to his despair, rises and falls with a rhythm that matches the beats of his Doom anthem. In the dimly lit gym, shadows dance to the melancholic tunes, and David’s sweat mingles with tears, forming a cathartic release.
Rock your all-black attire, chipped nail polish, tattoos, and pineapple hairstyles as we honor David with the flair of his dreams! Together we’ll turn CFSBK into a playground of darkness for an epic workout.
Sunday 3/24/24 Wim Hof Method Seminar
Put yourself in the expert hands of a certified WHM Instructor to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment.
Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology. The intimate quality allows for ample personal attention, and feedback tailored to your specific situation. Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a WHM workshop offers something for everyone.
The program generally kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, and always includes a breathing session and an (optional) ice bath. At the end there is ample room for reflection, and the Instructor is there to answer questions throughout the workshop.
Instructors have their own specializations, and there is some variation across the individual workshops. A detailed overview of the day is sent out upon registration.
If you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers cold in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.
Who is this workshop for? This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method.