Gym decorum, or gym guidelines. We love hosting all of our members! We are also really glad when our members feel welcome and comfortable in our gym. Here are a few guidelines that help the experience in the gym feel smooth, welcoming, and comfortable.
What are you tracking in?
It starts with the minute you walk in the door, be aware of what you are tracking in, whether it is the snowy salt tracks from the sidewalk or your ego. Both will be messy and possibly slightly distracting to your coach or classmates. Completely wipe your feet or change your shoes and check your ego at the door.
Arrive on time, or even early!
Be punctual! On-time is great, a little early is even better if you have to do any clothes change or gear preparation, bathroom breaks, phone checks, or need to conduct gym business with a coach or other member. When class begins, be prepared to follow to flow of the class with your coach and/or other members. Your coaches are here and prepared for you to be in the gym 15 minutes ahead of your session, use that time to your advantage.
Who’s the coach?
Keep your coaching to yourself. Unless you are the coach listed as the coach for the session, keep any unsolicited advice to yourself. Usually, the coach is working directly with a member on a specific thing, extra input can be overwhelming, conflicting, or confusing. We love having a helping community! If someone has a question or solicits your advice, please feel free to share your experience with them.
Let the coach, coach
If the coach is talking to a group, you are not. It is so fun to catch up with people in class and there are great times to do it; before and after, and even in transitions during the workout. However, if the coach is talking, make it easy for them to be heard as well as absorb the guidance they are giving.
Be mindful of space and equipment
Be mindful of space and equipment. Check if someone is using something on the floor before you grab it (this happens a lot on the pull-up rig with boxes), and give enough space around your equipment and others. We plan sessions and classes so there is enough room that you are not having to work out shoulder to shoulder with anyone. Don’t drop equipment, especially a bare bar (unless necessary or bars with 15#+ bumper plates loaded on them), wipe off and return your equipment to its home.
Have Fun, Work Hard
Enjoy the class, your coach, and your classmates. We created this space for you to have fun and get in some good workouts. Following the guidelines above helps you and others you are with maximize their experience.
Ask for Help
If you feel like you aren’t able to practice the guidelines for any reason, please let your coach know and we will help you find a solution. We care about you and what is going on in your life. We want to make it as easy as possible for your to show up each day.