CrossFit is coming to Disney with the Disney Fit Challenge!
|March 6, 2014||Posted by Sarah under CrossFit, Lifestyle|
I am SO excited about the new announcement from Disney Sports today! It’s like my worlds are colliding!
This September Disney Sports is partnering with I AM CrossFit to put on the very first Disney Fit Challenge! This will be a three-day event taking place September 26-28 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex where athletes will compete in various fitness challenges…basically, an awesome CrossFit competition!
Anyone will be able to register for this competition and divisions will be based on age and skill level. The first two days of competition will be open to all athletes who will test their abilities in various abilities such as, box jumps, kettle bell swings, squats and more. More advanced athletes will compete in muscle-ups and double unders…you know, all the things I just can’t do. The third day will be the final competition for the top athletes.
If you’re not into competition, all spectators are welcome to cheer on the athletes. Sometimes that’s more fun than actually competing! There will also be a Health & Fitness Expo featuring the latest fitness apparel and products.
Registration opens on March 18th for athletes and spectators. Event details and registration information will be available on espnwwos.com approximately one week before registration opens.
As a CrossFitter and a Disney lover, this is GREAT news!! Now the big question is to compete or to not compete…what to do?!?!
Are you excited about the Disney Fit Challenge? Are you thinking about competing?
Here is official press release from Disney Sports:
Jump, Squat and Press! Disney Fit Challenge Lunges into Competitive Fitness at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Inaugural event at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex open to elite, intermediate and recreational participants; Three-day event will test competitors’ speed, strength, endurance, balance and power; Registration opens March 18th
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 6, 2014) — The sport of competitive fitness, which is growing rapidly nationally and internationally, is coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, the site of the inaugural Disney Fit Challenge this September.
Disney Fit Challenge will be a three-day event (Sept 26-28) involving athletes competing in different fitness challenges that test a participant’s speed, strength, skill, endurance, balance and power. Challenges are designed based on age and skill level with more experienced athletes competing in movements such as muscle-ups and double-unders while recreational participants compete in movements that may include box jumps, kettle bell swings, push-ups, squats and broad jumps. Competitors with the highest scores in their division and age group from the first two days advance to the final day of competition.
A Health & Fitness Expo will feature the latest fitness merchandise, products and apparel during the competition.
“Competitive fitness is one of the fastest growing sports domestically and internationally with hundreds of thousands of competitors with more and more getting involved every day,’’ said Mike Millay, Director of Sports Development for Disney Sports. “We have uniquely designed the Disney Fit Challenge so that there are a variety of skill levels and age groups which will allow every competitor to test their true fitness abilities while also having plenty of fun, and then celebrate their achievements with a family vacation at Walt Disney World Resort.’’
Disney Sports is collaborating with I AM CrossFit, one of the leading competitive fitness organizations in the Southeast, on the staging of Disney Fit Challenge. The event is the first of its kind held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which hosts more than 350 sports events each year, and builds on the complex’s wide variety of athletic events geared towards athletes of all ages and abilities.
Registration opens March 18, with competition slated for indoor and outdoor venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Daily admission for spectators is $16.50 for adults and $11.50 for children and can be purchased at the sports complex box office.