House Rules

BE EARLY
If you’re not early, you’re late.
Give yourself enough time to sign in, change, and warm-up before class starts.  Those of you with smaller bladders may also want to reserve some time for a bathroom trip. Most likely that means showing up at least 10-15 minutes prior to class.

CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR
Just remember that somewhere a high school kid is warming up with your PR.

CLEAN UP
Put away your equipment.
Clean up your sweat and blood. Don’t chew gum, and please don’t spit gum on our floor.  Pick up your used tape, pens, notebooks, scrap papers, chalk, band-aids, water bottles and sweaty clothes. Put away all the equipment you used back where it belongs.  Stack the boxes neatly, put the bars in the holders, stack the plates in order with pipe in the middle, and hang up your jump ropes neatly.

CHALK STAYS IN CHALK BUCKET
Don’t take the chalk out of the bucket
, don’t use it to write on the floor, and do not try to do your best LeBron James impersonation. Chalk stays in the bucket, pretty self explanatory.

RESPECT OUR EQUIPMENT
Keep your equipment under control.
Put things down gently.  Dropping weight should be a necessity, not a convenience.  Bumpers are designed for emergency dropping, not dropping every rep of Fran.  ALWAYS keep your weight under control.  NEVER drop an empty barbell.  NEVER drop a kettlebell or dumbbell.  Our equipment was expensive, and the more we have to replace it.

BRING THINGS TO OUR ATTENTION
If you notice that equipment is broken, lights are out, there’s no toilet paper, bring it to our attention so we can do something about it.

TRY HARD
Effort earns respect.
Work hard. Don’t drag people down with a bad attitude. Be optimistic, have fun and push yourself and those around you to do better.

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.

LEARN HOW TO COUNT
If you lose count, the next number is always 1.  If you know you have trouble keeping count, ask someone to count for you.

COME TO CLASS
For newbies, make sure you’re staying consistent.  For old hands, don’t start thinking that it’s okay to just do your own thing whenever you want to.  There’s a myriad of reasons we have class — for starters, you’re less likely to bias yourself towards the things you’re good at; you’ll get some competition; and no matter how experienced you are, you still need coaching and you can still stand to work on the basics.  If you have extra things you’re working on, there are special times right before or after class to work on them.  The gym is not open except during the times posted on the schedule.

TAKE OWNERSHIP
Be responsible and respectful and take pride in your gym.