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 minutes prior to class.


CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR.

Somewhere a high school kid is warming up with your PR.


RESPECT THE COMMUNITY.

Please introduce yourself to all newcomers, always friendly.


CLEAN UP. PUT AWAY YOUR TOYS.

Clean up after yourself.  We wish we didn’t have to say this, but don’t spit on our floor.  Ever.  Pick up your used tape, pens, notebooks, scrap papers, chalk, band-aids, water bottles and sweaty clothes.  Pack it in, pack it out, as they say.  Put away all the equipment you used back where it belongs.  Stack the boxes neatly, put the bars in the racks, stack the plates in order, hang up your jump ropes.


CHALK STAYS IN THE CHALK BUCKET.

Don’t take it on a field trip around the gym, don’t use it to write on the floor.  While we’re on the subject, don’t write on anything except pen-on-paper, chalk-on-chalkboard.  This includes not writing on the big whiteboard or the bathroom mirror with lipstick.  We wish these things were self-evident, but apparently they are not.


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 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, the more we’re going to have to charge you.


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. 100% 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.


ALWAYS TO THE END.

You can scream, cuss, cry, bleed, puke or even pass out… just don’t quit. The human body is capable of more than you can possibly comprehend; challenge it accordingly.


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. If you want to get on a leaderboard, you MUST have someone count for you.  If no one saw it, it didn’t happen.  If you have trouble remembering what you had for breakfast, let alone your reps/rounds – use the little chalkboards – that’s what they’re there for.


TAKE OWNERSHIP.

Be responsible and respectful and take pride in your gym.  Don’t let others get away with things that are bad for them or bad for the gym.  Remind people to take their clothes with them and pick up their water bottles.  If you see someone doing something that you’re pretty sure will hurt them, tell them to cut it out.  We don’t care who it is.