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Athletes Performing

The CrossFit Games Open is Missing YOU

The CrossFit Games Open 2014 is missing something in Muncie…YOU!

Athletes Performing

If you haven’t heard it from us, your coaches, or all of your CrossFit Facebook friends, here is what you will be signing up for:

  • Global competition of athletes of all ages, skill level and sizes over 190,000 signed up at this point
  • $20 fee goes directly to CrossFit Games, not The Arsenal
  • We are a CrossFit Affiliate that sponsors the games, the only one in Muncie
  • You can show your support for your local box by participating
  • There will be 5 workouts, 14.1-14.5 that are released on Thursday night and need to be completed and scores submitted at some point before Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern.
  • All workouts can be done at The Arsenal, and we have 11 judges to help get your score
  • All workouts can be done by any athlete at The Arsenal
  • We have a live online leaderboard just for Open participants on The Arsenal website to cheer for each other

The fact is, YOU are The Arsenal and Muncie CrossFit! This team and group of coaches believes in you and the work you’ve put into training. There are very few excuses for not punching a ticket to compete in the most unique and large community competition ever. If you have any questions or hesitation please call me at 765-215-1704, or visit us at The Arsenal and talk to one of your coaches.

Register for The Open

Please consider signing up and joining us in this global celebration of fitness, family and competition.

Well, This Might be a Little Embarrassing

I’m the head coach at The Arsenal and a former pro and semi-pro athlete, I just ended a high-speed military career and opened with BJ less than a year ago.  You might think, “This guy has it together, or at least he should…”  Admittedly I am still learning the biz and all the fun little surprises that come along with opening my first business, but at least I should have the time and ability to train like a boss!  The CrossFit Open should be just another day of training, right?  Well…..

The Embarrassing Part

I’m nervous and a little scared about the upcoming Open.  I have been dealing with the aftermath of a fairly severe injury to my sacrum a few years ago.  I have re-injured myself twice and each time it is a long road to recovery.  The most recent re-injury was about 2 months ago or a little more and I have been in and out of training for the past 2 years.  So, at this point I’m about as strong as I was in junior high and have the cardiovascular fitness of a typical bus driver.  And now, the Open…

I Choose to do it Anyway…

I decided to do the Open this year, not because I feel obligated as a coach or owner of the box, but because the Open means something.  It is my shot to see where I stack up in the world of the fittest on Earth, and in my own region and community.  I’m doing it because I need motivation to improve in the next year and because I want to be a part of something bigger than myself, even if I don’t win.  I won’t make it to Regionals but I will make it through the Open, not because it’s easy, because I choose to participate no matter how embarrassing it may be or where I end up on the leader-board.  In the end, after the Open has come and gone, I will sit with the rest of you who made the choice to join me and talk about the pains, the struggles and the victories we experienced together.

It’s Your Choice

I choose to do the Open, and I can’t wait to see you there!  Wondering why you should compete?  Read This!

To register, visit: http://games.crossfit.com/

Sign up, Bro!

Why are you signing up for The Open? Why are you not? Let’s talk about this.