David Osorio of CrossFit South Brooklyn and I have been working on drumming up some friendly community-building affiliate competitions! We just wrapped up the first of what we are planning to be an every 4 weeks or so Cali vs. NY affiliate challenge. Our goal for the first challenge was to find a workout that practically everyone could do as prescribed. We chose the diagnostic girl “Jackie” and affectionately called the challenge the “jackie-off!” We did offer a scaled variant: 1K row, thrusters with a 35# bar and jumping pullups. It was a great success!
We both did some blog posts about a month out and drummed up some good ole smack talking. One of my favorites, from one of David’s athletes:
In the style of “Yo mama jokes”
I heard that Norcal’s athletes are so weak….
…that they chipped a tooth eating yogurt.
… that they lost a fight with the mild salsa.
… that they couldn’t even lift their own spirits.
Alas, it looks like Brooklyn was better at talking smack than doing Jackie, but we won’t rub that in here ☺
We had a great time and our folks really got into the competition! And there were some amazing performances!
Dutch is featuring a more global, yet similar monthly affiliate challenge on his blog! This stuff works! It gets people excited to pull together to represent their team.