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The 2024 Percheron Fitness Intramural Open

Percheron Goals: Educate and Inspire

Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane.

Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring.

Every year, CrossFit HQ runs an event called “The CrossFit Open“. This year, we'll be taking the idea and making it our own - transforming it into a celebration of fitness, personal growth, and the vibrant spirit of the Percheron community. It's not about racing against 400,000 others who are also participating globally; it's about elevating your fitness, leveling up your life, and basking in the warmth of countless high fives and fist bumps from your Percheron family.

Can we bring that worldwide thrill of competing home to Percheron? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.

Introducing: the 2024 Percheron Fitness Intramural Open.

This is how it works...

We’ll divide everyone up into three or four teams, each with a Team Captain and a funny name. You can get totally creative with it, but here are some examples: "Cherry Pickers", "Hakuna Masquata", or "Mom Jeans & Power Cleans". You can earn points for your team by participating, winning an event, and showing the most spirit during events/workouts. 

After 3 weeks of intense, novel workouts, we’ll reveal SEF: Secret Event Four. There is no limit to what SEF might be - it could be an obstacle course race, some sort of indoor trampoline park mania, a massive scavenger hunt, or a costumed kickball tournament... this will be revealed when the time is right.

The Draft.

On Draft Day, no one sits on the sidelines, every member gets picked (unlike elementary school) in a uniquely Percheron way.. Captains, chosen for their zest for fun rather than just their athletic prowess, strive to make every participant a part of the most enjoyable event at Percheron, with an option for total non-member participation this year.

Points + Workouts.

Points are the currency of "the PF Open", earned through attendance, top performances, team spirit, and that mysterious final event. The more spirited the team on social media, the more points they earn. For 2024, we'll cue up 3 different workouts, each challenging and thrilling, but inclusive enough for anyone to participate.

Each workout will happen on Saturday morning, and makeups can be scheduled for the following Monday afternoon. SEF (Secret Event Four) will happen anytime after the final Monday makeup window closes.

Preparing for the Challenge

The Percheron Open is not just a competition; it's a measure of progress.

Our programming, while it will not be drastically different than normal, may take a brief detour leading up to the PF Open to prepare you for the demands of this four-week adventure.

We can whip up specialty programs for those who want to improve one or two specific skills. In the meantime, if you’re dying to get your first toes-to-bars, or link your pull-ups, tell your coach and book some 1:1 time!

Victories and Celebrations

We'll have some random draws for prizes each week, but the team standing on top of the podium at the end of it all earns a spot on our gym's banner, forever immortalized for their triumph.

Our focus is on FUN. We want you to participate because it will make you fitter, and you’ll be happy and love life more, and glow and stuff. 

Be on the lookout for the next post, which will be your "guide" to participation in the 2024 PF Open.

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