Our goals at Torque are to educate and inspire.
Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring.
Every year, CrossFit HQ runs a five-week event called “The CrossFit Open“. We are taking the idea and making it our own. We’re not interested in finding out how fast you can exercise against 400,000 other people worldwide.
We ARE interested in helping you push to new levels in fitness, level up your life, and get 1000 ‘toe’-fives from the Torque family.
Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.
The Intramural Open is our new tradition at Torque (and thousands of other gyms worldwide are doing the same!)
We’ll divide you up into four teams, each with two Team Captain and a funny name.
You can earn points for your team by participating (most points), winning an event and showing the most spirit during events. We will have other ways to earn points throughout the five weeks. After five weeks of intense, novel workouts, we’ll reveal the Mystery Event Six.
Registration will happen between now and February 17. On Draft Night (17th), you’ll be invited to watch your name be pulled from a hat and randomly assigned to a Team. Once those names are sorted, the Co-Captains are free to recruit anyone they want for their team!
IF they try to recruit you before then, there might be a [burpee] penalty…
Yep, we chose the FUN bunch to Captain, not our traditional top scorers. We want you to sign up this year; are you really going to say no to them 🙂 ? I don’t think so.
We’ll be using a whiteboard at the gym to visually show the Team rosters and where the Team’s rank. For Official Registration, please choose one of the following:
You can also sign up for the Open at the CrossFit Games Site to check your rank worldwide. (Note, sign up on official Games website does not equate to a Torque registration – they are separate).
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at Torque each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout.
+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at Torque in their division for each workout gets an extra point for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.
+5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: see below.
In 2019, The Open will have five workouts; we have a BONUS event planned, which may take place at any time during the five weeks or up until a week after the last.
As usual, the workout is released Thursday night, so any CrossFit Group time on Fridays during the Open is when you can complete the workout. You can just show up at any group time at Friday to do it, and we usually run another test time on Saturday’s. Your membership gets you into the class (they’re just like regular workouts, but more challenging and fun.) The sixth event will be announced in the coming weeks.
For most of our members, the Open is an annual measuring stick to test their improvements in fitness. For some, this will be the first one ever – how exciting!
Our programming will make a slight shift for the next six weeks to get you READY for the six-week event!
We’ll have specialty programs available for those who want to improve one or two specific skills, too: Coach Lea’s Olympic lifting hybrid course, and another one we’ll announce by next week. In the meantime, if you’re dying to get your first toes-to-bars, or link your pull-ups, tell your coach! We’ll get you some 1:1 time and homework!
We’ll have some random draws each week for prizes, including gear, supplements, and training packages. The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released soon!
Our focus is on FUN. We want 100% participation (Adults, Teens, Kids, ForeverFit, Personal Training, Online & Virtual!) because it will make you fitter, and it will get you high-fives (air high-fives) and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and stuff.
Let’s start this party!
-Amanda & Torque Staff!
Thanks to Catalyst gym, our friends in the Two Brain Business mentorship.