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The 2021 CrossFit Open has Arrived

Sam Pereira da Silva
January 22, 2021

What makes CrossFit so beautiful is that everyone works out an affiliate box for different reasons. 

Perhaps it’s so you can be healthier for yourself and for your family. Maybe you enjoy being part of a community. Or maybe you love competing with your friends. Nothing like a challenge.

But now we can take it up a few notches. It’s called The CrossFit Open, and it’s a global celebration of all the reasons we love doing CrossFit. 

The 2021 CrossFit Open begins March 11th and registration is now LIVE! It’s a wildly popular international sporting event. In 2018, the event attracted a record 415,000 athletes. 

Here’s how it works. The competition runs for three weeks, with a new workout released each Thursday. You must submit your performance by the following Monday, which is needed so you might advance to the next level. 

The Open is for everyone irrespective of age, gender, or ability. Each event will have an RXd, scaled, foundations, and equipment-free variation. There are divisions for teens, masters, and adaptive athletes. Truly, no one is left behind. 

You can tackle these workouts at RedLeaf (depending on COVID regulations in place at the time), from home, at a park, or anywhere with a flat surface. 

Step by Step

All the workouts will have an equipment-free variation if you don’t have access to the required hardware. 

Here’s what you need if you plan to compete with the equipment variation:

It’s now time to sign up. This is what you need to do:

  1. Join our Road To The Open Nutrition Challenge by emailing michelle@redleaf.fit
  2. Register for the Open by heading over to games.crossfit.com and fill out your athlete profile. If you are a RedLeaf athlete, don’t forget to choose RedLeaf Fitness as your affiliate. 
  3. Workout! Once the workouts are released starting March 11th, choose the RXd, scaled, or foundations variation of the workout. Perform the workout at your affiliate or in the comfort of your home. 
  4. Submission! Submit your scores via the same website you registered. Don’t forget to input which iteration of the workout you chose.. 
  5. You can customize your profile and monitor the leaderboard through the CrossFit Games App.


With Zoom Personal Training, we can help! If you’re fired up, talk to your RedLeaf Fitness Coach and let's make a game plan to achieve your goals this Open Season. 

I have enjoyed the Open for seven years and I believe it will bring out the best in everyone who competes. In past years, our athletes have posted some impressive results.

It shows me that no matter how hard a workout gets, I know I always Keep Going! 

Happy training and see you all on the leaderboard!

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Sam Pereira da Silva
Coach Sam has always had a love and passion for sports and wellbeing.
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