Be on Time.
We cover a lot in class and utilize the full hour. We understand Fort Collins traffic can be a headache for arriving somewhere on time, but please do your best to not be late, or no more than a few minutes late; however, if you are late, then please jump in and ask another athlete what you missed during introductions, etc.
Check Your Ego at the Door.
Pay attention to the coach at all times while they are teaching class. They are professionals who are there to help you improve! Remember: your CrossFit accomplishments, how much you lift, how fast you run, or your athletic capacity, does not indicate what kind of person you are. But being coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient, and honest (including your ROM & counting correctly) IS a direct reflection of your character.
Please introduce yourself to all newcomers (or someone you don’t recognize). Remember when you were the new guy or gal? A friendly introduction goes a long way.
Don’t Break Down Your Equipment Until Everyone Has Finished the Workout
No one breaks down their equipment until everyone has finished the workout. This is a common courtesy that you too will one day benefit from as everyone is last in the workout someday. You can cheer on others, grab a foam roller, or just sit and enjoy the down time, but don’t touch your equipment.
Treat Empty Barbells Like They Were Your Baby
Would you drop your baby from two feet above the ground? We certainly hope not. We use an empty barbell a lot in class for drill and form work. When putting the barbell down, gently place in on the ground with the utmost care and admiration.
Check Your Surroundings and Stick to Your Equipment
If you set up on one pull-up bar, don’t take someone else’s bar just because they’re not there. If your wallball is further away from the rest of your equipment than you would like, well then, run to the wallball, don’t use someone else’s just because it’s closer.
Kindergarten Rules Still Apply
You have to clean-up after yourself. It’s your responsibility to get out and put away your equipment, count your own reps, get your own tissue, and clean off your bars.
Clean Off Your Bars
It’s quite possible that at some point in your CrossFit career you may bleed on a pull-up bar or barbell. Please clean off your bar with one of the disinfectant wipes. Would you like to grab a barbell from the rack and see someone else’s blood on your bar?
Chalk stays in the chalk bucket. Yes, you’ll have to walk all the way to the chalk bucket to dust your hands. While some people believe that chalk is the magic fairy dust of CrossFit performance, the fact of the matter is that a light dusting of your hands is all you need.