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Here we come, 18.2!

Week two of the Open is upon us! Tomorrow, Thursday, join us at the gym again at 8PM for the Open Announcement Viewing Party! This week, directly after the announcement, Becca and Zane will be going head-to-head on the workout for our entertainment!  Come cheer them on as they show us how its done!


Like last week, we will have 6AM and Noon classes on Friday. In the evening, starting at 4PM, we will have Friday Night Lights! Come do the workout and cheer on other athletes! If you cannot come on Friday or want to redo the workout feel free to come during Open Gym on Sunday from 2-4PM.

If you have any questions feel free to ask a coach!

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Why sign up for the Open? Alexa and Griffin

Now we get to hear Alexa and Griffin’s reasons for signing up for the Open!

Don’t forget to join us at the gym tomorrow, Thursday, at 8PM for the first Open Announcement Viewing Party!

Alexa: “I’m doing the 2018 CrossFit Open for me… to prove to myself that I CAN do it! CrossFit has taught me to push myself past my physical/mental limit.  When I first started 2 years ago, I would stop during a workout or give excuses such as “I can’t do that anymore” or “that’s too hard for me.” During 17.1, Griffin yelled for me to get one more lunge in the last 5 seconds of the workout and I *dramatically* dropped the dumbbell from overhead and said “I can’t.” In the past year of training, something clicked. I decided for myself that I would never have that same attitude again while training or with anything in life. When you start believing in yourself, great things are to follow. So bring on 18.1, I’m ready for it! ”

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Why sign up for the Open? Becca P.

This week we are going to highlight some of our coaches and why they have decided to sign up for the Open!

Here is what our amazing Yoga teacher and awesome athlete Becca has to say:

“4 years ago, Betsy and I did Intro class (taught by Eileen Cantrell) right smack in the middle of the CrossFit Open. Shortly after joining, we were invited to watch some very competitive Regionals candidates from 3 Indy CrossFit gyms go head-to-head on the south side.

I’m not gonna lie, I thought everyone was crazy. There were all these terms like “15.3″ being tossed around. At the time, I didn’t even know what “AMRAP” meant. I didn’t understand who Dave Castro was or how this crazy event worked and was convinced I would never be able to do a pull-up.

The next year (2016), Betsy and I both decided this year we would participate. I even agreed to go head-to-head against Eileen in front of everyone. That first year of the Open had its ups and downs. Sure, there were workouts in which I only completed 10 reps. But that workout Eileen and I did….it was repeated last year (16.4/17.4…the long one that starts with deadlifts that finishes with HSPU). I’m telling you, I’m like 23095823059x better at HSPU now and I”m not confident I could beat my old score and this is why:

The Open pushes you to do crazy shit.

Going against Eileen, having people cheer for me, having everyone watch, having Zane personally coach me right by my side (Jared coached Eileen of course)….my adrenaline was ON FIRE and I far exceeded what I would normally be capable of. (In case you’re wondering, Eileen won).

Last year, I participated in the Open with my infamous torn meniscus that I’m tired of referring to. I scaled all the workouts and had a blast. But let me tell you, I still pushed myself to crazy points I would normally never get to.

That’s why I do the Open. It pushes me to be better. And at the end of the day, that’s all I care about. It’s me vs me.

In Summary:

1. The Open is for everybody just like CrossFit is for everybody.   I guarantee there will be 90 year-olds doing the Open.  You can scale.  I will still be scaling movements that affect my knee, and I’m more proud of myself for that.

2.  The Open is like March Madness meets Christmas for CrossFit.  There’s an air of excitement and fun all around.  Come be a part of it.

3.  The Open supports good reps and correct counting. It’ll show everyone how hard you work when you’re honest #HWPO

4. What do you have to lose?

More questions on the logistics of the Open? Ask a coach!”

Register for the Open at

First workout announcement is on Thursday!
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Friday Night Lights!

Since The Open is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself and cheer on fellow athletes, we have planned an Open season (5 weeks long) starting February 22nd that encourages both of these aspects.

Fridays will look a little different at the gym: We will be running a 6:00am and noon class each week, during this time you can come in and learn some strategies for the workout, practice the movements, and get some extra coaching.  These two classes will run more like an open gym.  We will have some mobility and movement drills that are designed to enhance not fatigue your Open performance. If you are unable to join us for our Friday Night Lights, then you will be able to perform the workout during these classes.

Friday from roughly 4pm-6pm will be a time where we encourage EVERYONE to come in and preform the workout under our Friday Night Lights. We will have judges there to help score workouts. Fellow athletes will be there to cheer you on, and you’ll have the opportunity to return the favor. This is a time as a CrossFit Infiltrate community where we can all support one another and push ourselves out of our comfort zone.

Additionally, we will implement a team aspect to The Open for CFI this year.  All of those who sign up and participate in The Open will be split into two teams and will gain points towards their team total for various aspects including: participating in Friday Night Lights, bringing a non-member to watch, and performing a new movement!

Stay tuned for more news on the team aspect!

Again, register for The Open here: