The Reebok CrossFit Games is such a fun time for the CrossFit Community -- think Christmas for CrossFitters! If you are on the fence about whether or not you should attend the answer is yes! You should go! Here are five of the many reasons why I think you should make the trip:
1. The CrossFit Games will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year!
What started as a small event on a ranch in Aromas, California has evolved into something thousands of spectators flock to see at The StubHub Center found in Carson, California -- you can even find The Games on ESPN, but trust me, being there live to witness the fitness is so much more fun!
2. Fittest Crowd on Earth!
I’ve been to a boat load sporting events throughout my life and trust me, by and large the Reebok CrossFit Games has the fittest spectators ever. Not only are they fit but the style is unique to other sports. Things like booty shorts and a sports bra are totally acceptable attire in our world. It’s only when I step into Trader Joe’s that I realize it’s not “normal” to walk around like that. One word of advice though -- sunscreen!! The days are long and the sun shows no mercy as it shines down at those buns and guns in The StubHub Center. Whether you go home with an awesome tan or an epic burn, well that’s up to you!
3. Get Inspired by the pros!
When witnessing professional athletes at their craft, it’s impossible to deny that they make it look so “easy”. While we know in actuality that what they’re doing is not easy by any means, we do find ourselves motivated by their accomplishments. Just about everyone I know who attends The CrossFit Games goes home with the determination of putting more effort into each training session. The feel good fitness vibes are on over drive to say the least!
4. Dave Castro - you never know what he’s going to do!
One of the CrossFit mantras is to train for the “unknown and unknowable”. That mantra is a part of the event every year as Director of the Games, Dave Castro, drops fitness bombs throughout the weekend by releasing certain events hours or event minutes before the athletes begin. No doubt about it, it creates for a fun and electric environment.
5. JUNK Brands will be there!
Vendor village is what CrossFit dreams are made of -- clothes, weights, wraps, shoes, food, jump ropes, wedding rings, supplements, hats, headbands all specific to the sport. You need it? They’ve got it! This is one of the rare times when you can pick up just about everything you’ve ever needed for your fitness journey -- including the latest and greatest headbands from JUNK.