That means all that stuff you left on the floor post workout: your water bottles, towel, discarded clothing, chalk dust, sweat angels, and any traces of your DNA. Oh, and the equipment too. We know that sometimes the last thing you want to do is put that equipment away, but we’d much rather spend our time coaching than cleaning up weights.
Do you know that athlete beside you? If not, introduce yourself. Don’t be left to cheer them on with a ‘C’mon, Dude, you got it!’ or ‘That’s it, girl!’ CrossFit can be intimidating enough. Don’t make it worse for a new athlete by just staring at them.
Encourage Your Fellow Athletes.
These WODs are tough and, in addition to a little friendly competition, CrossFit is about camaraderie and community. Encourage your fellow athletes, cheer them on, do a few extra burpees with them, make noise for them. Trust us, you’ll want the same.
Respect The House.
Please help take care of the equipment. Treat it like you bought it (assuming you treat your own property well). Don’t drop the kettlebells and please don’t drop empty barbells to the floor. If you warp the bar, guess what? That’s your special bar from now on.
We’re saying it now and we’ll say it again in class, safety is our number one priority. Be aware of your surroundings and don’t do things you know are unsafe. If you see someone else doing something unsafe, call them out immediately. You may be a more experienced athlete or may just be paying closer attention, but either way do speak up!
Be On Time.
Our warm-ups are dynamic and important. They have as much variety as our WODs. Meaning, if you intend to do the WOD, then do the coach’s warm-up. Try not to disrupt class by running in ten minutes late expecting to be caught up on what we’re doing. Not to mention, your coach may or may not have a push-up penalty for tardies.
Respect Your Coach.
No, you do not need to bow to your sensei. It just means try to listen to the coach, be open-minded, try the corrections given, take the warm-up seriously, and give the WOD 100%. It also means that if you come by for open gym (which we welcome), be sure to stay out of the way of an ongoing WOD or strength segment. And don’t hoard equipment you know the athletes are going to need during the WOD. If you’re just there to foam roll or work mobility, do so off the main WOD floor. Don’t be a distraction to the coach or the athletes in class.
Get Your Fit Together
Never stop learning and improving. We’re here to challenge you to adapt and move forward.