Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Open 2017

About half of my students have volunteered to compete in the 2017 CrossFit Open Teens Scaled division this year.  Once again, Snake River CrossFit has graciously opened their arms to my class and allowed my students to participate in their annual "Friday Night Lights" event during the 5 weeks of open workouts.  It has been a tremendous experience to have my students engage in a competitive and supportive environment.  I am certain that they are becoming lifelong converts who will spread the gospel of fitness long after high school.  I recently had a junior in high school go workout with the Marines and she indicated that "she was the only female who could complete many of the physical  requirements."  She said that "she could not have done it without CrossFit." So proud of all of my student's effort, their mental toughness, and their willingness to try new things.  I would say that the most challenging part of the process has been the fact that these students don't have any weights to train with at school.  Even though we train them with PVC pipe on the foundational movements, it is a challenge to put a dumbbell or barbell in their hand for the first time.  They have definitely risen to the occasion.

*Students getting some barbell training with Coach Madi Lewis at Snake River CrossFit prior to the open workouts.  Guess we should have been working with dumbbells : )