Check your Ego at the door. You are only here to compete against yourself! Remember, somewhere there is an athlete warming up with your 1RM!
Be on time, however Don’t Start Early. Take time to mobilize, stretch, converse, but if you start the warm-up early you get to warm up again.
Respect our equipment. Never drop an empty barbell. This includes in the process of undressing your bar. Do not drop a kettlebell. If you can’t set it down, it’s too heavy.
Don’t cheat!! Do every REP!! You will NEVER get better cutting REPS!!
Take ownership. Be responsible and respectful and take pride in your box. This means picking up after yourself and your children!
If you use it, wipe it down. If you bleed, sweat, pee, etc…clean it up.
Introduce yourself to newbies!! We are more than a BOX – we are a family!
If the coach says stop, STOP! We are here to teach you and push you, but also to protect you!
Every class has a coach. You are the athlete. Be the athlete and let the coaches COACH.
The workout isn’t over until the last athlete finishes! You are expected to put your equipment away but not until every athlete has finished the WOD. Stand, sit down, collapse, whatever you need to do, but support every athlete still working!
Dress Code – dress like an adult! We are all here to work out! No one wants to see your butt cheeks or your cleavage.
Be loud!! Grunt, scream, yell – do whatever it takes to get yourself through the workout and then to pull your fellow athletes through.
Be mindful of your language – especially when there are children in the BOX. Even if you would curse around your own children, others might not. In the presence of a child, if the F-bomb is dropped there will be a 10 burpee penalty!
Be patient! Injuries come from impatience. Don’t be greedy. Slow down. Ask questions. Ask for help. Upward progression in strength, speed, and ability WILL COME.