Be early. If you’re not early, you’re late.
Give yourself enough time to change and loosen up before class starts. Our warm up is just as important as the workout.
Check your ego at the door.
Somewhere a high school kid is warming up with your PR. Remember there is always someone bigger, faster and stronger than you.
Clean up. Put away your equipment.
Clean up your sweat and blood. Pick up your used tape, pens, notebooks, scrap papers, chalk, band-aids, water bottles and sweaty clothes. Chalk is available for use but will tear and rip your hands. Use sparingly and clean up after yourself! This includes the sidewalk chalk that you use to keep track of your rounds. Put all the equipment you used back where it belongs. Put the bars in the racks, stack the plates in order, hang up your jump ropes, put your sidewalk chalk away. There are wipes all over the gym for you to use, so please wipe down your bars and mats.
Write down your results.
No other gym inputs results like we do! Write it down on the whiteboard so we can keep track of your progress and results.
Introduce yourself to all new comers.
These may be the people that revive your unconscious body later in a WOD. “Hey dude wake up” is impersonal.
Respect our equipment. Drop as a last resort.
Put things down gently. Dropping weight should be a necessity, not a convenience. Bumpers are designed for emergency dropping, not dropping every repetition.
Don’t cheat. No one cares what your score was. Everyone cares if you cheated.
Be honest with everyone else, and be honest with yourself. You know what full range of motion is, so there’s no excuse for shoddy reps. If someone calls you out for doing something wrong, listen to them. The person standing around watching you work out has a much better perspective on what you’re doing than you do. They’re breathing gently and probably experiencing a restful glow and a sub-60 heart rate. You’re halfway through Fran. You’re biased, trust us.
Learn how to count.
If you lose count, the next number is always 1.
We consider ourselves a family and thus are not politically correct. We are here to have fun and engage ourselves with other members of our family. We laugh, cuss, yell, scream, grunt, and look funny doing it all at the same time. You will too.