Also Known As… FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!
The CrossFit Open at CrossFit Clarksville SHOULD be a time to check yourself against… well, yourself. It SHOULD be a time of renewal and rejuvenation of the camaraderie, support, and encouragement that we SHOULD be giving and receiving every time we step foot into the gym. It SHOULD be fun. It SHOULD strengthen the CFC family ties that bind and it SHOULD leave us stronger on the other end.
*Notice this proposed definition of the CrossFit Open at CrossFit Clarksville has absolutely nothing to do with winning.
We are a community of outstanding, unique, intelligent, diverse, hard-working, fun-loving, loyal, above, below, AND yes, plain ole average athletes. Our chances at a bid for the 2017 CrossFit Regionals are slim. Anyone with a somewhat realistic view of what it takes to make it to Regionals these days should not be aghast at this proclamation.
Some may find it odd or even off color for me, as an affiliate owner, to make such a statement about my own gym. I don’t really care about them. I care about you. I care about the CFC community. I care about the moms, dads, Soldiers, realtors, doctors, bankers, teachers, students, blue-collar, white-collar, no-collar members of this gym. I care about the people who have seen who we are, what we do, what we stand for, and have made a choice to call CrossFit Clarksville home. Don’t get me wrong; we have some incredible athletes at CFC. I could name several off the top of my head that, if they weren’t otherwise engaged protecting this nation, furthering their educations, or working hard to make a living for their families might just have enough time to meal prep appropriately and train the multiple times per day it would take to make it.
I guess that is my point… Why would any single individual in this amazing community feel badly about not making it out of The Open when they do so much more day in and day out? I have always said that CrossFit is for everyone and CFC is a gym of regular people training hard every day in an effort to live life more fully and look better naked. Yes, I still say that to prospective members all the time… Not much has changed in almost 5 years huh! ;-) I am incredibly proud of the community that regularly assembles in our “box” and I wouldn’t want to have it any other way.
That said, I hope every last one of you will join in the community fun and participate in the 2017 CFC Friday Night Lights! I don’t care if you pay the $20 to be an official participant of the Open and see your name on our gym leaderboard on the CF Games website (which let’s admit is pretty darn cool). My hope is that you will be a part of the extra-curricular fun of our wildly popular Friday Night Lights! We’ve got some awesome ideas for CFC for 2017 – STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS
Sign Ups will begin on 13-January via WODIFY and SPOTS ARE LIMITED SO DON’T DELAY!
In case you forgot here is the official definition of The CrossFit Open at CrossFit Clarksville:
The CrossFit Open at CrossFit Clarksville SHALL be a time to check yourself against yourself. It SHALL be a time of renewal and rejuvenation of the camaraderie, support, and encouragement that we SHALL be giving and receiving every time we step foot into the gym. It SHALL be fun. It SHALL strengthen the CFC family ties that bind and it SHALL leave us stronger on the other end.
Looking forward to it!
EXCELLENCE IS OBVIOUS, BE EXCELLENT.