CrossFit Gym Management: Programming Around the Open

Programming for your gym around the Open is really tricky. You don’t know what’s coming out every Thursday night, so it’s hard to know exactly what you should program. That's five weeks you can't plan in advance, but have to confront a week at a time.


One way I approach this is to actually end my year’s programming cycles at the start of the Open. That way, I’m not locked into anything I may have to undo as the Open WODs come out. But it also means each week of the Open I still have to get the programming done quickly and in response each WOD announcement.

Mike, a graduate of Occidental College, spent three years playing for the SCIAC Champion Tigers, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in 2005. In the summer of 2005, Mike spent six months playing professionally in Europe for the Gefle Red Devils of Sweden. Mike also served as the defensive coordinator for the organization’s prep team, as well as the head strength and conditioning coach. Upon his return home, Mike went back to Occidental College to complete his master’s degree and earn his...Read more