Registration is Now Open for the Disney Fit Challenge!
|March 18, 2014||Posted by Running at Disney under CrossFit, Disney Parks|
This is a a three-day competitive fitness event featuring age and skill divisions hosted at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (WWOS) at Walt Disney World® Resort, September 26-28, 2014. These CrossFit style workouts (WODs) will test your speed, strength, skill, endurance, balance and power. Athletes will compete in 4 qualifying WODs on either Friday or Saturday and the leaders in each division will go on to compete in the finals on Sunday. All athletes must be able to complete these following standard movements:
- Air Squats
- Weighted Squats
- Wall Ball Shots
- Plyometric Movements
- Dumbbell Presses
- One mile run
- Lift Conventional objects
- Pushing or Pulling objects
You can register in one of the following divisions depending on your skill level.
The Recreation Division is for athletes desiring a chance to test their fitness level against fellow competitors by seeing who can complete a variety of physical tasks the fastest. There will be general calisthenics, as well as strength tests of lifting and carrying heavy objects. This division will also test cardio-respiratory endurance through wind sprints or rowing or a combination of the two. Recreation Division requires no experience in Olympic lifts or advanced gymnastic movements, as they will not be part of any event.
The Scaled Division is for athletes that have experience performing high-intensity workouts that include Olympic lifts, Bodyweight movements and cardio-respiratory modalities. In addition to the standard movements listed above, athletes may have to perform:
- Olympic lifts (light to medium load)
- Power lifts (light to medium load)
- Knees-to-bars (females)
- Toes-to-bar (males)
- Pull-ups (males)
The Rx Division is for athletes that can perform most benchmark workouts as prescribed in their box or gym. Athletes should be strong, excel in most gymnastic movements and have an ability to sustain a high tempo and pace while working through movements. In addition to the movements required for the scaled division, athletes may have to perform:
- Olympic lifts (med to heavy load)
- Power lifts (med to heavy load)
- Muscle-ups (males)
- Handstand push-ups
- Rope climbs
The Elite Division is for athletes that possess an elite combination of strength, speed and endurance. Athletes can expect Olympic and Power lifts, complex gymnastic movements such as handstand walks and muscle-ups, weighted pistols, and double-unders. In addition to the movements required for the Rx division, athletes may have to perform:
- Olympic lifts (heavy load)
- Power lifts (heavy load)
The Team Division will be comprised of three athletes of the same gender competing together. Teams will be able to partition movements and reps in most events. This will allow each team to strategize and take in to account each team members strength and weakness. Teams will have the same movements as the Rx division.
All divisions will then be divided up by age group. For those athletes that are 40+ as of the competition date, there will be a Masters Division and Masters Team Division with standard movements similar to the Rx Division.
Registration for the event is $175 for individuals and $525 per team. You can use this link to register and select your division.
As many of you know, I have fallen in love with CrossFit in the past few years so this is right up my alley. I have my finger on the trigger to register for the Scaled Division since I just don’t have a few of the basic moves for Rx down yet. I rather ensure that I can complete each WOD then struggle through a couple of moves. The weights will probably be light for me, but hey…maybe that will help me get to the finals on Sunday…YIKES! Oh and the best part is that this is taking place during the opening weekend of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival…the perfect treat for a day of WODs 🙂
Are you going to compete in the Disney Fit Challenge?