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Fortitude Open In-house Comp


Our goals at Fortitude Fitness revolve around guiding you, educating you, and inspiring you.

Part of the way we choose to inspire you is to bring our community together and show you what the power of community can do. Competition is a great way to accomplish this – the pressure to perform will elevate your effort; dozens of your friends shouting at you will help fuel your adrenaline and reach new heights. We’ve seen this time and time again, and each year as the CrossFit Open rolls around, we get excited to watch it all come to fruition for another year.

Each year, CrossFit HQ hosts The CrossFit Open. This is a worldwide competition meant to find the Fittest On Earth. But for the majority of us Average Joes, it’s an opportunity to come together as a community, complete a few weeks worth of workouts, and celebrate all the things each of us will accomplish. This year, the CrossFit Open starts on March 1st, and for those of you who have been around the sun with us, we are very excited about the Fortitude Fitness Open In-house Comp!



Deciding to register for the CrossFit Open is entirely up to you, but we highly encourage you to. For those of you in the past who have participated with us, this meant registering online with CrossFit HQ. You can register if you want, if measuring yourself against the millions of people worldwide is important to you – by all means.

This year, there will be a $10 registration to participate at the gym. The purpose of this registration fee is to help with various items such as prizes, t-shirts, banners, food and all the other great things we will be providing during these weeks. Again, this event is about our community coming together. We’re not out here trying to make the CrossFit Games. We’re just out here trying to do some really awesome things, with some really awesome people. You have until February 10th to be Draft Eligible! So this is what it will look like for you as a participant:

Registration Fee: $10

Fortitude Open Team T-Shirt: $10



Let’s add some friendly competition within our community, and add some points into the mix that we can all race towards! Here are some scoring details:

Per Individual
Point ValueTask / AchievementFrequency
1Wear your team shirt/colour when you do the Open WODWeekly
1Posting about the in-house comp to social media – LIMITED TO 5 POST PER TEAM (1 per person) PER EVENTLimited to one post per event
1Completing the workout on Friday Night LightsWeekly
2Hitting a new PR in an eventWeekly
3Placed top in RX female or male categoryWeekly
Per Team
Point ValueTask / AchievementFrequency
10WINNING TEAMWeekly (per event)

When the Open is all said and done, we’ll tally up the points and announce our winner! The overall winning team will become the next team in a growing line of past champions to win the Fortitude Fitness Open In-house Comp, accompanied by annual bragging rights!

A lot of fun ready to share around!



Starting on the week of 1 March, every Friday afternoon, CrossFit HQ will release the workout for the week. We will put together a suggested warm-up and strategy of attack, and record that for you so you have some information heading into your workout that week!

The workout events will be the following: 

WORKOUT 24.1: 1 March starting at 4.30pm

WORKOUT 24.2: 8 March starting at 4.30pm

WORKOUT 24.3: 15 March starting at 4.30pm

When workout day rolls around, come on in and join your friends to complete your workout! Be inspired by the power of community and the atmosphere that the Open creates, and challenge yourself to achieve new things!


In the past if you have participated along with us, you know that the Open offers you a very black-or-white approach. You either complete the workout “RX” or “Scaled” and that was it. Because our primary focus is community rather than results, you will see our in-class programming come into play! You can choose to do the workout as it’s written and given to us by HQ, or, approach your workout day like it’s any other day you’re at the gym. Follow our instructions and “whiteboard” brief on what the intention is supposed to be for the workout, and pick loads/movements that work for you. Run your workout exactly like you would on any other given day. Because again, this is about us coming together in a fun environment. We only care that you are doing the best for YOU. And not everyone fits into the mold that CF HQ puts out into the world. We just want to see you challenge yourself, work hard, and most importantly, enjoy yourself. If you’re injured, this applies to you as well! Scale and modify as needed!


I know some of you have been with us for a long time, and the Fortitude In-house Open has been a recent change in the last few years. We are excited for these changes, and that our focus centers on FUN, and community.

The OPEN is also a great way to measure yourself from year to year to see the hard work paying off, even if you don’t feel you’re making progress you can see it by beating your place last year.

We’ll bring everyone together and show you the magic that this time of year has. It will make you fitter, inspired…you’ll collect loads of high-fives, and as a result you’ll be happier, enjoying yourself more, and meeting new friends along the way.

Cheers Fortitude Fams!