Gym Rules

CROSSFIT PHENOM GYM RULES

1. HAVE FUN, GET LOUD, ENCOURAGE OTHERS!

Cheer, clap, yell and encourage others as they struggle, scream, shout, curse and push their way through the WOD. Even if we finish first, we don't flee the scene. Even when we're gasping for air, we use that precious breath to cheer on and pump up our fellow Athletes of all levels to the very end, just as they would for us. Also, we joke around a lot and we aren't always politically correct, but there is such a thing as too loud, gross, or rude, so please be respectful.

2. SAY 'HI'!

Introduce yourself to new people and say 'hi' to your new friends. This is not an anonymous globo-gym. We're all here because we share a common passion for life, hard work, health and self-reliance – these are your kind of people. Not saying 'hi, _____' or not knowing the names of your new fellow Athletes may result in burpees. :)

3. BE ON TIME!

Out of consideration for your coaches and fellow Athletes, don't show up late or right at the scheduled training time and take your time settling in; be prepared to actually start training at the scheduled time. We don't want to cut your training short or disrupt the training of your fellow Athletes to catch you up when you're late. If you arrive within 5 minutes of the class having already started, it is at the coach's discretion whether you may join (and do burpees) or not. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, you will probably not be allowed to join the class. You've been warned.

4. REGISTER FOR EACH TRAINING SESSION!  

Register for every training session through our website before showing up. This ensures that we have enough coaches and equipment on-hand to give you the training and attention you've come for. If you arrive without registering, you may not be allowed to join in. You must get permission from the coach to join without registering; it will be the coach's discretion. If you register but can't make it, be sure to cancel your reservation online so that spots open up for your fellow Athletes that want to train at that time slot. Late cancellation/no-show fees apply after two consecutive offenses.

5. LISTEN TO YOUR COACHES!  

During training, if the coach is talking, everyone else must stop talking. This isn't to satisfy the coach's ego; its just to ensure that everyone gets the coaching they came for and to ensure that we are all working efficiently to do more work in less time so you can get back out there enjoying life sooner.We encourage you to cheer-on your fellow Athletes, but please leave the technical advice and coaching to the coaches. We have experienced coaches who's reasons for doing things a certain way may not be obvious to you.

6. CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF!  

Leave no trace. Put all equipment back neatly where it belongs, wipe down bars and equipment, clean up your blood, sweat, tears, chalk, etc. If you make a mess in the bathroom, clean it immediately. Don't leave any personal belongings behind(clothes, shampoo...etc); after 5 days they will be discarded. You can use our fridge during the WOD, but don't leave anything behind; otherwise it will be discarded the following day.

7. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS

You are always responsible for your own health and safety. Maintain awareness of your surroundings; don't stand near someone that is lifting or walk in front of a swinging kettle bell for example. If there is teaching going on, stay quiet. If there is a WOD going on, stay out of the way. Fight the tendency to lose your mind when you're working hard and maintain awareness at all times. When you are done with your WOD, do not collapse in the danger-zone; get in the clear, catch your breath and cheer on from the sidelines. If you don't feel safe doing something, don't do it. If you're not prepared for the potential consequences of exceeding your limits, don't attempt to exceed them.

8. LEAVE YOUR PERSONAL ISSUES AT THE DOOR!

Don't bring your personal, family, relationship or job problems with you. This gym is your sanctuary. This is where we come to get away from it all.

9. LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR!  

Focus on how you perform, not how others perform or how you look. If you're holding back because you're afraid of looking silly or weak, you're missing out. Progress only happens when you're outside of your comfort zone. If you think you're already a bad ass, you don't need to tell us; your range of motion, times, weights and integrity will prove it for you.

10. COME EARLY, STAY LATE!  

Get that work in! If you have some impediments, weaknesses or skills that require a little extra work, feel free to come in early and leave late (except for the last class of the day; coaches need to sleep some time!). Just make sure you ask the coach each time; e.g. 'Coach, do you mind if I work on ________ over here, out of the way before/after class?'


11. DRESS CODE: BE REASONABLE!

We think shoes and clothing are a necessary evil; feel free to minimize them – within reason. If you're not sure, ask.

12. DON'T CHEAT!  

There is nothing more shameful among CrossFitters than a cheater. If you are unable or unwilling to do full-range of motion or the prescribed distance, reps, movements, weights or time, just say so! There is no shame in scaling down a workout if you must, but shout it out, literally. Don't take credit for an Rx score that you didn't earn.

13. WORK HARD!  

We respect hard work, period! No matter how much you need to scale down your workout or how long it takes you, as long as you are pushing hard to redefine your limits, you have earned everyone's respect. Strictly adhere to the Active Tiered-Progression: 1st and foremost, strive for full range of motion, 2nd strive for count of reps or distance, 3rd strive for Rx movements, 4th strive for Rx weights. The last thing we care about is how fast you finish. No one is impressed that you finished fast if you cut corners on your range of motion, reps, distance, movements or weights. We honor the athlete that finishes dead-last because they chose the hard road, fighting for full range of motion, going the full distance, doing all of the reps, harder movements, and heavier loads. If it felt easy, you did it wrong.