This is a guest post from our very own Cookie Monster, Anthony. If you have insight or advice for our fellow members and want to contribute to the blog, let us know!
Last year there was a big brouhaha in Major League Baseball because Yankee All-Star Alex Rodriguez walked across the pitcher’s mound returning to 1st base after a foul ball. Apparently this is a huge etiquette “no no” and the opposing pitcher was almost comical in his outrage. Like James Dean discovered on his very first day of school at Dawson High School in Rebel Without a Cause (anyone?), there are unwritten rules everywhere.
CrossFit Santa Rosa is no different.
Prior to a recent WOD, I was unaware that kettlebells are not to be dropped. With the benefit of hindsight that seems obvious now, but, until a “gentle” reminder from Jo, it simply had not occurred to me. Afterwards, I suggested that Jo post to the blog about proper equipment care; i.e., the do’s and don’ts. If folks had a clearer understanding of the rules this could avoid future “gentle” reminders. In that spirit, here are some rules to consider…
- If you’re not early, you’re late. Give yourself enough time to change and warm-up before class starts. Those of you with smaller bladders may also want to reserve some time for a bathroom trip. There is a five burpee per minute penalty past class start time.
- Introduce yourself. Initial classes may seem intimidating. Let’s make newbies and visitors feel welcome.
- Your mom doesn’t work here. Clean up after yourself. Be respectful of box and the resources that are provided. Put back any and all equipment used in warm-ups and/or workouts when the class has ended.
- DNA. Clean up blood, sweat, skin, and spit. Nobody wants your DNA on them.
- Do you like being smacked around? Neither does the equipment. EMPTY barbells and kettlebells were not designed to be dropped.
- Don’t cherry-pick. Picking and choosing workouts based on what you want to do will almost guarantee plateauing results. CrossFit is about being well-rounded, not just showing up on days that you can post a good score.
- Lay off the perfume or cologne. You’re here to get fit, not laid. Don’t worry about how good you look and smell. Worry about how well you perform.
- NO COOKIES.
What are other unwritten rules at CFSR? Please post to Comments.