Friday Night What?
“So, are you signed up for Friday Night Lights?” Have you been asked that question lately, or maybe heard it? Maybe you went home to Google it thinking you might be missing a cool comet show next Friday. Or perhaps you have been a part of the event in the past and have been waiting for it since last year. Either way, I want to talk to you about what Friday Night Lights is and how you can be a part of it.
Friday Night Lights is CrossFit Icehouse’s way of using the CrossFit Open workouts as a fun time to get together and workout. The Open is 5 workouts released over five weeks, starting February 22 and ending March 26th. The workouts are announced on a Thursday night, and athletes have until the following Monday night to submit their scores. There is an Rx’d and scaled division (we will also have an “Icehouse division” for Friday Night Lights). Once scores are submitted, athletes can see how they stack up against athletes worldwide, athletes in their gym, and more importantly, against themselves.
Friday Night Lights
Yes, the Open is the first stage of who will eventually make it to the CrossFit Games, but it is much more than that. It is a time to come together as a CrossFit community and have a good time. To make the Open even more exciting, we have Friday Night Lights at CrossFit Icehouse. Friday Night Lights is a big event where we all come together and perform our version of the workout that was released the day before. If you are an Rx athlete, go for it! If you want to go for the scaled version, you sure can! Also, if you need additional scaling, there is the Icehouse division, where we treat the Open workout just like any other workout on our whiteboard and scale to your ability. Not only will we all throw down, but everyone who participates will be put into a team. Teams will be given tasks throughout the week such as “drink your body weight in ounces of water each day.” Completing these tasks along with the workouts help you gain points towards prizes. So, there are more ways to compete than just the workouts. Also, did I mention there is food and drinks on hand for everyone?
It’s About Family and Fun
Friday Night Lights is about having fun with your friends like we do in regular classes throughout the week. It is also a time to meet someone from a class that you don’t normally attend. If you are worried about working out in front of a large group of people, that is a normal feeling. Just remember, those people are your Icehouse family and are there to cheer you on. If you are still unsure about signing up, grab one of the coaches or someone who has done it before and talk it out. Remember, you are more capable than you can imagine, so keep an open mind to trying Friday Night Lights this year.
So, let me ask you, are you signed up for Friday Night Lights? If not, register here.