In No Particular Order
Be on time Show respect for your fellow athletes and Coaches, DO NOT be late. Better yet, be early...on time is late. IF you are late, it is your responsibility to get caught up. Don't expect the class to wait on you. You are still responsible for warming up, skipping the warm up because of tardiness is not an option, it is however a good way to get hurt.
Check your ego at the door Somewhere there is a high school kid warming up with your PR. Don’t worry about looking cool, no one looks cool doing air squats.
Clean up Put away your toys. If you sweat, bleed, cry, or puke clean it up. We wish we didn’t have to say this, but DO NOT spit on our floor, EVER. Pick up your used tape, band aids, pens, notebooks, water bottles, sweaty clothes, etc. Chalk is available for use but it will tear and rip your hands. Use sparingly and clean up after yourself. Put all the equipment you used back where it belongs. Stack the boxes neatly, put the bars in the racks and stack the plates in order. DO NOT start cleaning up until EVERYONE is done.
Respect the 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. NEVER drop a kettle bell. These odd shaped objects can take off like a missile in any direction and will destroy your, or someone else’s, ankle.
Try hard Effort earns respect, so work hard. Don’t drag other people down with your bad attitude. Be optimistic, have fun and push yourself, and those around you, to do better. NEVER SAY “I CAN’T!” Bad attitudes are very contagious. If you think you can or think you can’t, either way you’re probably right. Remember, “It’s a great day to be great!”
Don’t cheat No one cares what your score was, everyone cares if you cheated.
Be honest, you know what full range of motion is, so there is no excuse for shoddy reps. If someone calls you out for doing something wrong, listen to them. The person standing around watching you work out has a much better perspective on what you’re doing than you do. They’re breathing gently and probably experiencing a sub-60 heart rate. You’re halfway through Fran. You’re biased, trust us.
Learn how to count If you lose count, the next rep is always 1. If you know you have trouble keeping count, ask someone to count for you.
Listen Up If you hear a Coach making an announcement or attempting to give instruction to the class as a whole, then pipe down and listen. If you can’t hear, then come closer. Coaches should not have to explain things twice because you were not paying attention the first time.
Family Know who you are working next to. We consider ourselves a family and thus we are not politically correct. We are here to have fun and engage ourselves with other members of our family. We laugh, cuss, fart, yell, scream, grunt, and look funny doing it all at the same time. You will too!