house-rules Be early. Give yourself enough time to sign in, change, get some extra mobility and talk with friends before class starts.
house-rules Check your ego at the door. No matter how fit you think you are, somewhere out there a high school kid is warming up with a workout that would end your day. Confidence is one thing, but if you continually have bad attitude and disrupt the group, we reserve the right to refund your money and ask you to remove yourself from our community.
house-rules Clean up. Put away your toys. Clean up your sweat, blood, and puke. Please don’t spit on our floor. Don’t chew gum, and really don’t spit gum on our floor. Pick up your used tape, pens, notebooks, scrap papers, chalk, band-aids, water bottles, and sweaty clothes. Pack it in, pack it out, as they say. Put all of the equipment you used back where it belongs. Stack the boxes neatly, put the bars in the racks, stack the plates in order, and hang up your jump ropes.
house-rules Chalk stays in the chalk bucket. Don’t take it on a field trip around the gym, and don’t use it to write on the floor. While we’re on the subject, don’t write on anything except pen-on-paper.
house-rules Respect our equipment. Drop as a last resort. Put things down gently. Dropping weight should be a necessity, not a convenience. Make every effort to not use ten pound bumpers by themselves as they are fragile.  Always keep your weight under control. Never drop an empty barbell. This includes not dropping the barbell when removing bumper plates. Please be gentle when cleaning up your plates post-WOD. Never drop a kettlebell or dumbbell. Our equipment is expensive, and the more we have to replace it, the more we’re going to have to charge you.
house-rules Bring things to our attention. If you notice that equipment is broken, lights are out, there’s no toilet paper, or the toilets are nasty, bring it to our attention so we can do something about it.
house-rules Lost and Found. We will collect water bottles, shirts, and any other miscellaneous items left at the gym in a lost and found box. Every Saturday, these items will find their way to our dumpster. If you lose or forget something please be sure to look in the box before Saturday. You have been warned.
house-rules Extra WODs or training. During class time, class WODs take precedence over all other activity in the gym.All other activities during class times are subordinate and should be handled as follows:

Activity* Action
Group WODs
Defined as two or more individuals engaging in programmed WOD or alternate WOD.
These are permitted during open gym time but require approval from Kirk and coach managing active class during class time.
Individual WODs Permitted as long as not disruptive to class. Please consult the coach of active class.
Individual Lifting or Skill Work Permitted as long as not disruptive to class. Please consult the coach of active class.

*In all cases, individuals or groups must give precedence to class members for equipment and floor space.

house-rules Try hard. Effort earns respect. Work hard. Don’t drag people down with a bad attitude. Be optimistic, have fun, and push yourself and those around you to do better. Wait to put your equipment away if you are the first to finish and instead cheer on your fellow gym mates. There is nothing worse than being halfway through a brutal WOD only to see your neighbor cleaning up their equipment and laughing with their friends.
house-rules Go heavy or go home. The only way to get stronger is to increase the load. Always strive to go a little heavier and a little faster. Never say “I can’t.” When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Push your limits.
house-rules Don’t cheat. No one cares what your score was, but everyone cares if you cheated. Be honest with everyone else, and be honest with yourself. You know what full range of motion is, so there’s no excuse for shoddy reps. If someone calls you out for doing something wrong, listen to them. The person standing around watching you work out has a much better perspective on what you’re doing than you do.
house-rules Learn how to count. If you lose count, the next number is always one. If you know you have trouble keeping count, ask someone to count for you or use poker chips to keep track of your reps/rounds . If you want to get on a leaderboard, you must have someone count for you. If no one saw it, it didn’t happen.
house-rules Come to class. For newbies, make sure you’re staying consistent. For old hands, don’t start thinking that it’s okay to just do your own thing whenever you want to. There’s a myriad of reasons we have class — for starters, you’re less likely to bias yourself towards the things you’re good at, you’ll get some competition, and no matter how experienced you are, you will still need coaching and you can still stand to work on the basics. If you have extra things you’re working on, there are special times right before or after class to work on them. The gym is not open except during the times posted on the schedule.
house-rules Take ownership. Be responsible and respectful and take pride in your gym. Don’t let others get away with things that are bad for themselves or bad for the gym. 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 — if a coach is deadlifting with a rounded back, you can call them out! Safety first!**We borrowed most of these rules from CrossFit Virtuosity with some of our own thrown in.