During Open Gym on the final Thursday evening in March, the gym lacked the same "buzz" that had developed over the previous five weeks. Every year, we say goodbye to The Open in the most bittersweet fashion. The built up nerves and the debit to both your time and energy is perfectly encapsulated in that brief stretch. There's always a small drop-off in attendance the week after The Open as we all catch our collective breath and take the opportunity for an active recovery week. On Monday, we start a new programming cycle and look ahead to new gainz!
However, as I know you're all eager to find out which team is going to be crowned Power Grid Cup champions, let's take one more opportunity to look back on some of our favorite memories from Friday Night Lights and The 2017 Open.
17.5 came in unceremoniously, and few of us were surprised by the couplet of thrusters and double unders. Our final Friday Night Lights coincided with our CrossFit Power Grid's two year anniversary, so party we did! Athletes gave the workout their all, and afterwards enjoyed some nourishing grub from Chipotle, courtesy of Night Warrior Miike and CFPG! Our sponsors supported us in making the final week extra special with games like the Wheelbarrow Race and Chin-Up Hold contest. Thank you to Kill Cliff, Ascent Protein, Get RX'd, BodySpec, Black Medicine, and Vuori!
Our community is built on the feeling of unity, and the fun that we can all have together. However, the greater theme that originally united us was the pursuit of health and fitness. The Open is one of the most powerful ways to assess where you are at with your training and to push yourself to new limits. We are so grateful to our athletes for providing us with the opportunity to see you Strive Valiantly and Dare Greatly.
Let's celebrate some of the outstanding achievements in this year's Power Grid Cup!