Box Rules

Clean up after yourself… clean up equipment, sweat, spit, blood, chalk, dirt, vomit, handprints, and whatever else you’ve left behind. If you’ve sweated on the equipment, bled on the equipment or cried on the equipment, wipe it down. 

Chalk is useful, even necessary. It is also messy. Use as much as you need, but there is no need to chalk up to your elbows. Please keep the excess inside the chalk bucket and when writing on the walls.. rig.. floor boxes… wipe it off after your finish!!!!

Treat Equipment with Respect… use it heavy and hard, but don’t abuse it. There is no need to throw down a 20kg overhead press!!

Put. Your. Crap. Away… Seems obvious enough, right? I assume you all clean up your own dishes when you’re done eating at home—you wouldn’t wait for someone else to do it for you. There’s nothing more infuriating for a box owner and coach to see plates left out or a stray band tied around a pull-up bar after class. This goes for members and coaches!

Respect an athlete’s space…. This is crucial for safety purposes, as well as the focus of the athlete. If someone is preparing for a major lift, don’t walk behind them, in front of them, or anywhere close to them. If they need to bail, the last thing a coach wants to see happen is the bar strike an athlete standing too close, or worse yet have an athlete fall back on to someone else’s equipment.

Take ownership… Be responsible and respectful, and take pride in YOUR box. Don’t let others get away with things that are bad for them or bad for the box. Remind people to take their clothes with them and pick up their water bottles. If you see someone doing something that you’re pretty sure will hurt them, tell them to cut it out. We don’t care who it is! Safety first!

Pay attention when the coach is giving instruction… It doesn’t matter if you’ve been doing CrossFit for 1 month or 5 years, it’s disrespectful to have your own private conversation or do your own thing when the coach is trying to give instruction to the class. Besides, you might learn something new about the lift that you would have otherwise missed!

Check Yourself… (Attitude) Leave your Drama at the Door… emotional issues? Don’t bring that stuff into the gym. Use your hour at the gym to clear your mind and focus on training hard. 

Leave your Ego at the Door… don’t allow your ego to get in the way of training. There is always room for improving and progressing. 

You are the Athlete NOT the Coach… encouragement is expected…coaching other athletes is not accepted. We know that members have good intentions when they start giving coaching cues, but there is a big difference between “C’mon one more rep!” and “You need to… [insert coaching advice].” If you see something that looks unsafe, grab a trainer, that’s what we are here for!

Go Hard or Go Home…A for Effort… effort is more important than any other attribute. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed if you can’t lift as much or perform as well as other members. It doesn’t matter so long as you push the envelope each and every workout.

Never Say, “I CAN’T”. No Excuses, Whining, Pouting… you’re allowed to cry before, during and after the workout just don’t act like a baby.

Don’t have a conversation with someone in the middle of a workout… If your “short” conversation is going to force me to warm up again, then you might want to save it till after the workout.

Do not cheat… Do every rep, with solid technique, no matter the time it takes. You only cheat yourself of the opportunity to become a better athlete and person. There is no honour in cheating, what joy is there in a victory you didn’t earn?

Learn how to count… If you lose count, the next number is always 1. If you know you have trouble keeping count, ask someone to count for you. If you want to get on a leaderboard, you MUST have someone count for you. If no one saw it, it didn’t happen.

Have Fun… yes, you’re going to work harder than you thought possible. Yes, it’ll hurt. So what? Have fun with it. You will surpass your expectation if you keep a positive attitude.

Children… children are more than welcome, we are a place for them and generally they are okay to watch their parents train. However, we also want to keep kids and everyone else in our gym safe. Please make sure your kids stay off gym equipment and away from the weights.

Brag…! Tell your family and friends… tell them how you’re getting in the best shape of your life. You’re having fun. You’re doing things you never thought possible. Be proud!