[/caption] The Functional Fitness 204 Valentine’s Day Massacre will go down on Feb. 16, and affiliate owners will be contacted today with invitations to register a team. Invites will be sent to all Winnipeg affiliates that are currently operating, plus a few other gyms in the Winnipeg area. Jan. 21 will be the deadline to confirm your spot with Jenn: Jenn@Functional Fitness204.com. For our more distant out-of-town friends, we apologize if we are unable to accommodate you in this competition due to a lack of space. We hope to see you very soon! How should teams be created? Team rosters will be up to the affiliate owners/head trainers from each gym. Teams will comprise two men and two women. Composition should reflect the information below. What level of skill is required to compete? This is a competition for athletes of various levels of ability, but they should be very familiar with all Functional Fitness movements. There will be no scaling. As one example, if athletes are currently learning the snatch or clean with an empty barbell only, we’d suggest they wait until our next competition, but they will not be not required to have a body-weight snatch or a 225-lb. clean and jerk. General proficiency with most common movements will be enough. They do not have to be able to do every single Functional Fitness movement, as they will be relying on their teammates in some cases. Do athletes have to be able to do everything RX’d and lift regional-level weights to compete? No, but teams should have a complete set of skills between all members. For instance, it would be a mistake to create a team on which no members can perform pull-ups – but it is not required for each member to have pull-ups. A team of four muscle-up masters would not be a good combination if none of them can deadlift a reasonable amount of weight. And so on. Teams should reflect all aspects of Functional Fitness’s 10 fitness standards. Can we send a stacked team? Coaches are free to make teams as they wish. Functional Fitness 204 is using this opportunity to develop athletes and community, and we are giving priority to our athletes who did not get into FrostFit. We are balancing our teams to create the best experience for all. Competition will be fierce regardless of team composition. How much will it cost? Cost will be $180 per team (GST included), and it will be up to the team captain/head coach to arrange payment for the team. You will be able to do that through the Functional Fitness 204 website shortly after your team is confirmed. Once you are confirmed, we will not be offering refunds. If an athlete drops out, it will be up to you to replace him or her. You will be required to submit a roster. Movements will be released before the competition, and we will not accept roster changes after movement release unless an injury prevents participation. This will be on the honour system. How can I volunteer for the event? Email jenn@Functional Fitness204.com and let her know what you’d be comfortable doing. The competition will run from about 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and various roles include judging (experience necessary), equipment set-up, scoring, general assistance and so on.
We’re learning about a new sport: biathlon. This one is challenging, but we’re having a lot of fun with the great winter activity in Kenora.