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2022 Vernal Fitness & Nutrition Intramural Open

Vernal Fitness & Nutrition Goals: Educate and Inspire

If you’ve ever watched any type of competition, the air is filled with excitement. If you’ve ever participated in a competition, you’ve felt inspiration. How? The pressure to perform will push you to train harder. Having a dozen of your friends and/or family cheering for you will give you a social boost to help you reach a higher plane. Even watching your teammates GO is inspiring!

Every year, CrossFit Headquarters run an event called “The CrossFit Open”. This year, being given direction from Two Brain Business, we are taking the idea and making it our own. We aren’t interested in finding out how you stack up against 400,000 other people worldwide. We ARE interested in helping you push to new levels in fitness, level up your life, and get 1,000 high fives from the Vernal Fitness & Nutrition family.

Will we be able to bring the thrill of the “Open” home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.

This will be the first annual tradition of the Intramural Open here at Vernal Fitness & Nutrition, as we follow suit of thousands of other gyms worldwide.

This is how it works

We will divide you up into three or four teams, each with a Team Captain and an awesome (or funny) name. Just google ‘CrossFit team names’ and I’m sure the wheels will start turning! You can earn points for your team by participating, winning an event, and showing the most spirit during events. After five weeks of intense, novel workouts, we will reveal the Mystery Event 6. We don’t want to spoil it, but it may or may not involve nerf guns.

How will the Draft happen?

On Draft Day, you’ll be invited to watch your name be pulled from a hat. Unlike elementary school, EVERYONE will get picked! Then, the Captains will work hard to get you to participate in the some of the best times, here at VCF.

Yep, we choose the FUN bunch to Captain, NOT our top athletes. We want 100% participation to start this annual event off right!

REGISTRATION – we draft everyone!

POINTS

+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout each week will earn one point. Maximum of one point per athlete, per workout.

+3 Points – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at Vernal Fitness & Nutrition for each workout gets an extra point for their team.

+5 Points (team) – Spirit: the team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE on social media each week will receive 5 bonus points (remember to #VernalCrossFitOpen2022)

+5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: those details will be available soon.

WORKOUTS

The CrossFit Open will have 3 workouts this year. In 2022, our Intramural Open will have 5 workouts, with a BONUS event planned, which may take place at any time DURING the five weeks or up until a week after the last workout.

We’ll complete the Open workouts during Group Fitness class time on Fridays. Reserve your spot and show up on Friday to participate. Your membership gets you into the event (they’re just like regular workouts, but more challenging and fun). The sixth event will be a freebie for anyone registered on any Intramural team.

PREPARATION

For some of our members, the Open is an annual measuring stick to test their improvements in fitness.

Our programming has already taken a slight shift and will keep this up for the next six weeks to get you READY for the demands of the six-week competition!

We’re working on specialty programs available for those who want to improve one or two specific skills, too. In the meantime, if you’re dying to get your first double under, link your pull ups, or figure out toes-to-bars, tell your coach and book a goal review! We’ll get you some 1:1 time!

PRIZES

We will have some random draws each week for prizes. The top team will be immortalized with their names on a banner, hanging in the gym.

Our focus is on FUN. We want you to participate because it will make you fitter, happier, and just love life more!

Let’s start this party!!!

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