Be on time, arrive early and stay late to cheer, clap and encourage others. Anything less is to cheat yourself of the experience and to rob others of the gift of your presence and support as part of the community.
Engage your brain when you walk in the door. Be aware and respectful of your surroundings. If there is teaching going on stay quiet so people can hear and learn. If there is a WOD going on, stay out of the way and off the equipment until your class begins.
Welcome those who are new! Extend your hand in friendship and help instruct those who need help. We want you to make friends and support each other!
Please remove your head phones, it is hard for you to hear safety instructions with them on.
Any “extra credit/ skill work” done on your own must be done during your class time…when your class ends, get out of the way for the next class…it is just respectful and kind!
The WOD…it is what it is (unless you are injured or new).
Accidents and injuries happen and usually come as a result of impatience. Don’t be greedy. Slow down. Ask questions. Ask for help. Check your ego at the door. Practice safe habits.
Grunting, screaming, cussing and otherwise making noise are all welcome and encouraged during a workout. There is such a thing as gentle, quiet strength, although most of us haven’t mastered that yet. Also remember that there can be such a thing as too loud, crass, gross, or rude – please be respectful!
EMPTY barbells were not designed to be dropped (neither were dumbbells or kettlebells). We don’t want our toys, our rubber floor, you or someone else broken unnecessarily.
Chalk is useful, even necessary. It is also messy. Use as much as you need, but keep the excess inside the chalk bucket because all the extra dust makes a huge mess!
Clean up and put away all equipment after each workout. Clean up sweat, spit, blood, chalk, dirt, vomit, hand prints and whatever else you’ve left behind. Don’t forget to put your water bottles in the trash too.
Finally…have fun and work hard…that is what we are here to do! If you cheat, you are only cheating yourself!