1. Be On Time
CrossFit incorporates a lot of technical movements, so it’s important that you’re on time to participate in the warm-up movements to ensure your body is ready for the specific Workout of the Day. You’re always welcome to arrive early and do your own preparation or work on a specific rehab program we’ve given you, however this is not mandatory.There is a penalty of 5 burpees for every minute anyone is late!
2. Let Coaches Coach
We love our team environment and community atmosphere where member’s look out for each other. While support is great, giving technical advice and coaching is not. We have experienced trainers who know what they are talking about and it’s their job to inform, instruct and coach technique.
3. Leave Your Ego at the Door
Many people enter the gym with predisposed ideas of what weights they should be lifting or try to match somebody else. Our aim is to ensure you’re perfecting the movement first, and then increase the intensity. We ask all members to respect our judgment – we are not trying to hold you back, we just want you to progress in the most safe and efficient way.
4. Support Other Members
The best sessions are where everyone supports one another. It’s amazing how well people respond when another member is encouraging them when they need it most. We train as individuals but workout as a team.
5. Please Bring a Towel
We recommend that everyone brings their own towel. Your sweat is your responsibility!
6. Don’t be a Slave to the Clock
Don’t become that person who is so obsessed with beating the clock/others that they will sacrifice important and vital components of training such as range of motion, repetitions or other performance metrics for a “better” time.
7. If You Don’t Know, Ask
This is especially important for any new members. If there is something you are unsure about, then please ask, no matter how silly you think the question is. We would much rather you ask, so we can address any issues and not risk any injury.
8. Have Fun
We are not in the Army and we are not called Boot Camp. While we do take our training seriously, we want everyone to have some fun in the process. We enjoy a laugh as much as you, and we encourage a bit of banter, especially during warm-up and cool-down periods.
9. Don’t Put Down, Put Away
Our members view Mid Mountains CrossFit as their own gym, and treat it as such. That means putting any equipment back after use, wiping down their sweat and cleaning their chalk marks.
Everyone gets a niggle at some point, so if you do have an injury we want to know about it, however minor it may seem. That way we can help design a specific rehab program, or refer you to a relevant health professional. It also allows us to adjust your session so that we’re not putting additional strain on your injury.