The Fittest Games set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Expo Center

The area's fittest athletes will compete at The Fittest Games at the Travis County Expo Center. Photo by Mike Bing

The area’s fittest athletes will compete at The Fittest Games at the Travis County Expo Center. Photo by Mike Bing

Need a little inspiration? Make plans to watch supremely fit athletes hoist weights, sling giant ropes, jump, hurl kettlebells, climb and do pullups at the 2015 Fittest Games.

Athletes will compete in four divisions. Photo by Mike Bing.

Athletes will compete in four divisions. Photo by Mike Bing.

The event, hosted by CrossFit Central, will feature nearly 500 athletes in four divisions – pro, amateur, team and masters – vying for cash prizes.

Competition starts at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at the Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane. Single-day spectator tickets are $25 at the door Saturday and $20 Sunday.

A charity Workout of the Day, or WOD, is part of the lineup on Saturday.

The first 100 athletes who raised $150 or more will compete to see how many reps of the “Flatwater, Find Yours” workout they can do in three one-minute rounds. Proceeds will benefit The Flatwater Foundation, which provides mental health services to families and individuals affected by cancer. Prizes including watches and speakers from Nixon, Dynamax balls and more.

There are still openings for the WOD competition – sign up here.

And lest you think CrossFitters don’t have any fun, note that Michelob Ultra is on board as a presenting sponsor. Cheers.

Tickets are available at the door. Photo by Mike Bing.

Tickets are available at the door. Photo by Mike Bing.

Want to practice at home? Here’s the “Flatwater, Find Yours” WOD:

  • Wall ball 20/14
  • Deadlift 135/95
  • Ab mat sit-up with medicine ball 20/14
  • Burpee box jump 24/20
  • Push press 95/65
  • Rest 1 minute

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