2019 CrossFit Open Details

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The Open is here! If you have been doing CrossFit for over a year you are probably already familiar with what the Open is. If you are new to CrossFit, the Open is a 5 week test of fitness that we do every year in the spring. The 5 workouts are done by CrossFit affiliates worldwide. So, they are a great way to see how your fitness is progressing on an annual basis. There are a couple of tracks available to get in the workout:

  • The Saturday Main Event: This is a very fun way to get the most out of yourself during the Open. For 5 straight Saturdays starting on February 23rd we will be doing the workouts with multiple heats and judges. We will start all of these Saturdays at 1030am. As always there will be scaling options for the workouts.

  • Friday Classes: All Friday classes starting on February 22nd will be completing the Open workouts. These will operate like a normal class with a full warm up, breakdown of all movements and then the workout.

  • Sunday Open Gym: If you are unavailable on Friday or Saturday you are welcome to come get in the workout during the normal Sunday Open Gym.

If you want to get officially registered just go to the CrossFit Games website and follow the instructions. You do not need to officially register. But, it can be helpful to have some skin in the game and you will also be able to see your progress year to year.

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions:

What if I can’t make all 5 workouts, can I still participate?

Of course! Just try to get in as many as you can.

I can’t do (blank) movement. Can I still do the Open?

Yes! There are some very challenging workouts. But, just like in class we will always have scaling options and substitutions.

Will there still be a normal Saturday class?

Yes. There will still be a 930am group class on Saturday mornings.

If I am doing the Saturday Main Event. what should I do on Friday?

Take a rest day and get ready to crush it Saturday.

If you have any questions please just ask a coach in class or e-mail marcus@crossfit414.com

Feeding Wisconsin Benefit and Holiday Party


This Saturday is our 6th Annual Holiday Benefit Workout and Party! Here are all of the final details for the event:

Who are we supporting?

The organization we will be supporting this year is Feeding Wisconsin. They have a local pantry at UWM. So, we will be able to keep everything in the area.

What should we donate?

According to the director they can stretch money a bit further to make sure everyone gets healthy meals. There is a suggested donation of $25 for the event. But, of course anything will do and if you would like to bring food donations we will make sure to deliver them.

What else should we bring?

The gym will be providing some drinks and snacks. If you have any special dishes, holiday treats, or brunch cocktails you would like to bring please do.

What is the schedule?

The workouts will start right at 930am. Do not be late! We will go over all of the structure for the day at 930am and it is very tough to stick to the schedule if we have stragglers. There will be three workouts and you can anticipate them wrapping up around 1130am. From there we will party until everyone leaves!

What are the workouts?

There will be three tests. One workout will be revealed on Friday evening at 8pm on SugarWOD. The others will be saved for the day of.

Who can I bring?

Bring any friends and family that you wish. If your guests would like to workout we just ask that they have sufficient CrossFit experience.

If you have any other questions that I did not answer please just shoot an e-mail to marcus@crossfit414.com

End of 2018 Athlete Check In


Halloween is coming quickly, the days are darker and shorter and we are only ten weeks from the New Year! This means it is the perfect time to get some year end goals dialed in. With the Holidays coming up it can be easy to let your fitness and nutrition slide. But, with a dedicated plan and guidance from a coach we can hit the Holidays and the New Year feeling great!

Setting goals is extremely important to our success. So, much so that every member of the gym can book a quarterly check in with a coach. An Athlete Check In will last for 15-20 minutes. At the session we will review your progress inside and outside the gym as it relates to your fitness goals. We will come up with a focus for the end of the year and make a plan for how we can achieve it. Booking a session is simple. Just use the Acuity Scheduling link below and find a time that works for you:

It is most productive if we can sit down and chat about your goals. But, if your schedule will not allow for that please take a few minutes to fill out the form below so that we can better understand how to best help you towards your goals:

Name *

SugarWOD Workout Tracking

A sneak peek at the app! Download it now!

A sneak peek at the app! Download it now!

We are rolling out an exciting new tool to help all of you track your workouts! Starting today all of our workouts will be posted on SugarWOD. This will be our main hub to see the daily workout, read announcements from the gym and interact with other athletes. 

SugarWOD is free to use and simple to join. All you have to do is:

  • Download the SugarWOD app on Android or iOS (Click here or find it in the app store)
  • Join our gym (CrossFit 414)
  • Set up your profile. Add a photo of yourself so people can put a face to a name!
  • Start to record some of your barbell or benchmark PRs. You will also see some workouts from last week if you want to start recording scores. 
  • Set up your notifications. You can get a notification on your phone whenever the workout is posted (8pm the night before)
  • Start giving out some fistbumps!

Workouts will still be visible on the website via the green "WODs" button in the bottom right corner. 

Hit me up with any questions (marcus@crossfit414.com)


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Fantasy Football is fast approaching! If you want in this year please e-mail marcus@crossfit414.com. No entry fee but there will be prizes and pride for the winners. Draft will take place on Tuesday, September 4th at 8pm. There will also be a sign up at the gym.


Build to a heavy single Power Clean

Workout of the Day:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

30 Double Unders

15 Power Cleans (115/75 lbs)

30 Double Unders

15 Toes to Bar