Gym Rules / Principles
These (probably obvious) rules will help everyone get the most out of their experience at AKCF.
- Arrive early and stay late. Please arrive early and thoroughly warm up before class begins. Cheer, clap, and encourage others. Anything less is to cheat yourself of the experience and to rob others of the support of the CrossFit community. If are not present 5 minutes before the WOD starts, you will have to wait for the next WOD.
- Engage your brain when you walk in the door. Be aware and respectful of your surroundings. If there is teaching going on stay quiet so people can hear and learn. If there is a WOD going on, stay out of the way and off the equipment in use until your class begins.
- Accidents and injuries happen and usually come as a result of impatience. Slow down. Ask questions. Ask for help. Check your ego at the door.
- Empty barbells were not designed to be dropped (neither were kettlebells). If you must bail, guide the weight down. We don’t want our toys, flooring, you or someone else broken. Don’t drop barbells that only have 10lb bumpers – they will break. Use a lighter bar with 15lb+ bumpers.
- Follow directions given by coaches/ trainers / staff, and so you can hear instructions, we ask that you do not wear headphones during those times.
- Chalk is useful, even necessary. It is also messy. Use as much as you need, but keep the excess inside the chalk bucket.
- Clean up and put away all equipment after using it. Clean up sweat, blood, chalk, dirt, vomit, handprints, and whatever else you’ve left behind.
- Grunting, screaming, cussing and otherwise making noise are all welcome and encouraged during a workout. There is such a thing as gentle, quiet strength, although most of us haven’t mastered that yet. Also remember that there can be such a thing as too loud, crass, gross or rude – please be respectful.
– Adapted from CFLA
- I promise to do my best. My best will vary from day to day, minute to minute. But in that minute I will do my absolute best.
- If I can run, I run. If I have to walk, I walk. When I am forced to crawl, I crawl. Then I rest and live to fight another day.
- I may struggle, curse, and cry but I will never quit.
- I never cheat. There is no honor in cheating. What joy can there be in a victory I did not earn?
- I will never criticize or beat myself up for what I can’t do today. I will just try again tomorrow.
- I promise to believe in myself, beginning each workout with the thought that “I can do this!”
- I show up to my workouts because I am committed to my health. My commitment to health is an act of self-love.
- I fear no man, but I fear my workout. If I don’t fear my workout, it isn’t hard enough.
- I acknowledge that my diet is the most important part of my program. The cleaner it is, the better I do.
– Adapted from CFLA