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The Open: In Like Flynn

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  Because we aren’t kidding about wanting every single available member of our gym to sign up for The Open, we’re gonna spam you from our blog, too. Every week (...ish) we’re gonna feature some folks talking about why they’re #InTheOpen. From coaches to noobs to long-time veterans. Everyone has their reason, and our hope is that their reasons may inspire those of you on the fence to go ahead and hop off on the fun side. This week? The Flynns tell us why they’re #InTheOpen: “I am 100% the type of athlete whom Becky Wickes loves to hate. I looooove doing the things I’m good at, and -- if left to my own devices -- I do what I can to avoid working on the things I’m not so good at. It’s what makes me a really, really great coach. Anyway, I emphasize “left to my own devices” because I discovered this nugget of information about myself early on in my CrossFit career. As such, I have to make a conscious effort to work on the stuff I suck at (or the ones I just don’t like). Because I know it makes me a more well-rounded CrossFit athlete. I force myself to go to the WODs I don’t want to go to (albeit I complain the entire time), and I make Becky do gymnasty-dominant workouts with me because she gives me grief if I slack. Forced accountabilibuddy! The same rules apply to me and The Open. I know there will be movements I am not proficient at, but I also know that by putting myself in situations outside of my comfort zone I’m getting a little bit better with every workout. My pride keeps me from being the best I can be, and by registering for The Open (the scaled version, mind you) I can tell my pride to sit down and see what my body is capable of.” - Sadie Flynn “My first year of doing CrossFit, I didn't register for The Open because I thought "Why would I pay more money to do a workout?" but I still attended the Friday Night Lights workouts to hang out/because Sadie made me. What I found was an incredibly energetic environment -- full of friends cheering each other on and then immediately drinking beer. I was sold after one Friday Night Lights. In subsequent years I have (still somewhat begrudgingly) registered, worked out, hated the workout, but had fun talking about how terrible the workout was and drinking beer with all the friends as I watch the next heat suffer through it.” - Gerry Flynn Register for The Open, y’all. Just click here, give Greg Glassman $20, and let the good times roll.    

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