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Friday Night Lights Week 1: 90’s Hip Hop Theme!

The first week of the 2018 CrossFit Open has arrived! While many of our athletes are competing for their shot at Regionals, the next step before the CrossFit Games, most of us are using the Open for testing, community, and above all, fun!

So this year, every Friday night from 3p-7p will be a fitness party where you can get a judge, complete your workout, and even judge some of your fellow athletes. The fun doesn’t stop there! Each week will have some selection of food or drinks (paid for by CrossFit Sanitas) and a theme so that the teams can get some spirit points.

The highest performing teams at the end of the 5 weeks will get some special prizes and most importantly, bragging rights!

The time you choose is your actual workout time. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for a warm-up!

Sign Up for 18.1 Heats Here


No worries! The class schedule will remain normal for all classes starting at 5:30am and through the 12:30pm WOD. If you need to workout on Friday afternoons/evenings, then you can just choose any of the heat times above to show up and complete a full workout just like you were in a class. No need to sign up for heat times if you’re not participating in the Open.


That’s okay! We have Open gym during all hours so come any time and you can complete the workout. We can not promise we’ll be available to judge you so please make arrangements for judging on your own ahead of time.


Performance in the Open workouts will be a factor toward your team’s score, but there are plenty of other ways to score points:

  • 1 Point – For every athlete that submits a score on
  • 1 Point – For performing your workout at Friday Night Lights
  • 1 Point – For every time you judge somebody (must have completed judge’s course)
  • 1 Point – For every athlete that dresses up to each week’s theme
  • 25 Points, 20 Points, 15 Points, 10 Points, 5 Points – For the team with the best overall score each week (25 for 1st, 5 for 5th)


Each week, your team coach and team captain will be responsible for picking up whatever refreshments you choose for everyone else to share. So for example, Dwight’s team will be providing the refreshments for everyone.

Sanitas will pay for everything up to $75 each week. If you want to spend anymore, that’s up to you! We have about 80 people participating.

Friday Night Light Themes

  • Week 1: Dwight’s Team – 90’s Hip Hop
  • Week 2: Elissa Morello’s Team – Neon Rave
  • Week 3: Antonio’s Team – Country Beach Party
  • Week 4: Elisa Upshaw’s Team – Sports Attire (anything but CrossFit/Exercise)
  • Week 5: Laura’s Team – Pirates vs. Ninjas

The time you choose is your actual workout time. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for a warm-up!

Sign Up for 18.1 Heats Here

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Row for Cals, Burpees, and Double Unders…


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1RM Overhead Squat
1RM Push Press
1RM Clean


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