What is the WZAOC?
Have you seen one of our posts that include the acronym WZAOC and secretly wondered what it meant? Let us fill you in on exactly what the WZAOC is and why you’d be crazy not to get involved!
It stands for The Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier. The WZAOC is an online fitness challenge that takes place over October and November with options to compete as an individual or on a team of three.
We kick off the individual side of the challenge releasing an undisclosed number of workouts over
October 3rd and 4th. Similar to the CrossFit Open, we keep the workouts secret until the release in order for it to be a true test! Workouts must be completed prior to Monday, October 8th at 8p EST, when scores are due. This pattern continues for the next two weeks (3-weeks in total) with workout releases on Wednesday/Thursday and scores submission on Monday at 8p EST.
The Team Challenge kicks off November 2nd. Teams consist of three men or three women with several different divisions to qualify for. Over November 2nd and 3rd, 10 workouts will be released and must be completed by November 12th, when scores are due at 8p EST.
Not sure you’ll be able to do the workouts? Let us calm that fear right up front! The WZAOC workouts are all-inclusive and designed for EVERY fitness level. You can expect to see weights and gymnastics movements differ per division, but everyone will be doing the same type of workout. This is the beauty of fitness, it is infinitely scalable based on your current level of fitness.
Each week scores will be posted to the leaderboard on our website, where you and your friends can see each other’s scores. This provides the perfect opportunity to evaluate your fitness and see where you stack up against your friends.
Let’s face it. One of the best parts of going to the gym every day is seeing your friends to talk about the WOD and how everyone did. “Wow. That was tough! How’d you do? How many reps did you get?”
Many gyms are programming the workouts anyway, why not see where you stack up against the rest?! Everyone will be doing the same workout, trying to beat the clock, and push just a little bit harder to see where they sit on the leaderboard. After 3 weeks of the WZAOC Indy Challenge, the top athletes in each division will earn their invitation to Miami.
Qualifying isn’t the only way to grab a spot on the competition floor in Miami. For athletes in the Teenage 16-18, Masters 45-49, Masters 50-54, 55+, Intermediate and Scaled divisions are eligible to register for Open Registration. Open Registration is a race to beat other competitors to register for one of the coveted spots in the Scaled division. (Please note that Adaptive athlete who do not qualify as Rx are eligible for Open Registration in their respective scaled division, seated or standing).
Think of the WZAOC as your local test of fitness with some of your best friends. Sign up now (deadline is October 8th for individuals and November 12th for teams), and join the thousands of athletes from across the globe that come together to celebrate fitness, community, and life!