We are a community
We support, cheer, assist, push and motivate one another. We DON’T gossip about other members or coaches! Check your baggage at the door. Leave your ego, drama, and rumors at home. PR’s will be celebrated like childbirth! We are respectful but not politically correct. We curse, fart, yell, grunt, scream, sweat, bleed, etc. You will too.
Keep the gym awesome.
Introduce yourself. We are more than a gym, we are a community. Hopefully your coach will take the initiative and announce a drop-in or a new member when you turn up for class. That’s the first step. But you should view it as your duty as a member of your box to make sure that the new athlete feels welcome in a new environment—especially if it’s their first taste of CrossFit. Furthermore, the new member will probably give a positive review of your box to their friends, which will bring in new business for your coach and help the community grow.
Your mom doesn’t work here. Put your equipment away. If you sweat, bleed, or puke on it sanitize it! Seems obvious enough, right? I assume you all clean up your own dishes when you’re done eating at home—you wouldn’t wait for someone else to do it for you. There’s nothing more infuriating for a box owner and coach to see plates left out or a stray band tied round a pull-up bar after class. Space and time is often a premium for a CrossFit class, and no one wants to waste it by cleaning up someone else’s shit. So do everyone a big favor and take pride in your box by putting your gear away. It’s really not that hard. If you want to take it a step further, help your fellow athletes clean up too. Many hands make light work.
If you’ve sweated on the equipment, bled on the equipment or cried on the equipment, wipe it down.
Aside from being on obvious point of hygiene, it really isn’t a pleasant sensation to grab a wall ball that’s wetter than a new born baby, or sit your ass down on an abmat that might as well have been placed against the bare skin of the person before you. Grab a paper towel and disinfectant, and take the 30 seconds to wipe down your equipment. Also don’t forget to clean your barbell with the metal brush when done. Please do it—for everyone’s sake.
Don’t drop the barbell when you’re stripping the plates.
When you are cleaning up, save your coach from a brain aneurism and strip down your barbell This means you should lift the barbell and slide the plates off of it, then places it back on the floor—don’t just let it crash to the ground. This is how they get damaged, and as your coach will tell you, they’re not cheap to replace. If you use too much chalk we have the right to make fun of you. You’re allowed to cry before, during, and after the workout just don’t act like a baby.
Don’t drop the barbell with less than 20kg plates.
To extend the lifetime of our barbells and plates you are not allowed to drop the barbell with less than 20kg attached. This also means during a WOD that you should put the barbell down in a controlled manner when you have less than 20kg plates attached.
Don’t be late.
Remember, the box isn’t a globo gym—you can’t turn up whenever you please. Classes run in a box, and people pay good money to attend them and get their hours’ worth of fitness and instruction. There are few other things more annoying than watching a member turn up and think they can just jump into class as if nothing has happened.
Nobody likes a “No-Show”.
When you don’t show up when you are still registered, it is annoying for the other box attendees, it is annoying for the coaches, it is annoying for everyone. Don’t do this and unregister your booking in time.
Unfortunately we have to adopt the following procedure if you don’t show up without letting us know.
1st No-Show – members will be notified by email about their absence and will not receive refund of this lesson
2nd No-Show – members will be notified again by email, will not receive refund of this lesson and will be reminded that this behavior is not acceptable @ CrossFit 2712
3rd No-Show – members will be notified for the last time by email, will not receive refund of this lesson, will be reminded that this behavior is not acceptable at all @ CrossFit 2712 and will be notified off the ‘next-time’ consequence
4th No-Show – members will be notified bij email that they are not be allowed in de box for 1 week. All current registrations
for that week will be removed
5th No-Show – members will have a personal chat with head-coach on further consequences
No-shows will stay active for half a year.
Pay attention when the coach is giving instruction.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been doing CrossFit for 1 month or 5 years, it’s disrespectful to have your own private conversation or do your own thing when the coach is trying to give instruction to the class. You may know how to perform each movement off the top of your head, but not everyone does, so just be patient and quiet and let everyone get the full benefits of the coaches’ knowledge. Besides, you might learn something new about the lift that you would have otherwise missed!
Please don’t cheat unless you are a certified CrossFit 2712 coach. We do encourage you to cheer others on! We have a great coaching staff, if someone needs help please grab one of us.
Bringing your children to the box
Mind and clean up after your children. If not we will give them an espresso, a spoon of sugar, and a free puppy. For everyone’s safety and sanity kids are not to be on the workout floor. We have our lounge room for kids.
Be Responsible For Your Own Fitness.
Scaling back a workout when necessary is intelligent, not weak. You cannot get fitter by staring at a bar that is too heavy. If you have an injury let us know. Do not cheat. Do every rep, with solid technique; no matter the time it takes. No one cares what your score was. Everyone cares if you cheated. If you lose count during a WOD, you start at 1.
If you ask to borrow an athlete’s gear—give it back when you’re done.
Have you ever had someone ask if they can borrow your roll of tape, only to find that they keep passing it off to every single person who suddenly needs to wrap themselves up like a mummy? And you’ve always had a suspicion that someone else might have conveniently ‘lost’ those wrist straps you lent them a few weeks ago. Don’t be a jerk, if you borrow some gear, give it back when YOU are done with it—not the entire class.
Don’t steal other people’s equipment.
When you’re setting up for a chipper (or any WOD that requires numerous pieces of equipment), you try to set up your area with the gear in such a way to make everything easily accessible as you switch from movement to movement. And this can even extend to the pull-up bar—especially if you need to attach a band. So when some fool takes your wall ball or steals your bar in the middle of a WOD, you have every right to feel upset. It’s a CrossFit faux paux that should NEVER, EVER happen.
Respect an athlete’s space.
This is crucial for safety purposes, as well as the focus of the athlete. If someone is preparing for a major lift, don’t walk behind them, in front of them, or anywhere close to them. If they need to bail, the last thing a coach wants to see happen is the bar strike an athlete standing too close, or worse yet have an athlete fall back on to someone else’s equipment. For the same reason keep your children away from the main floor area!
Brag to your family and friends.
You’re getting in the best shape of your life. You’re having fun. You’re doing things you never thought possible. Be proud of this. Shout your awesomeness from the mountain tops.
Revision : juni 2019