GYM RULES & ETIQUETTE
Here are a few gym rules we adhere to at Beaverton Strength and Conditioning that best reflect our gym’s culture and allows us to foster a fun, safe, clean, and respectful training environment for everyone in our community. This list is hardly all-inclusive, but it pretty much comes down to safety, common courtesy, and respect for others and our equipment.
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Welcome New Members to the BSC Family. You were once the new kid on the block. Remember when you didn’t know what an AMRAP stood for or where the Abmats were located? Our community is what sets us apart from any other gym. Please introduce yourself to newer members and help them get acquainted with our community. Who knows they may just become your new bestie!
No One Left Behind. Your WOD isn’t finished until the last member in your class is finished. If you complete your workout before someone else, find someone who hasn’t finished and cheer them on. We guarantee there will be a grueling WOD in your future where you will be the last one standing and you may just welcome that extra push or cheer to get you through it.
Ask First. Additional training prior to or after class must always be cleared with the coach on duty and should not interfere with the ongoing class. The coach always has final say.
Respect Our Coaches. Please pay attention when the Coach is explaining the workout and the movements. We ask that you refrain from loading barbells, grabbing equipment, practicing movements or discussing what you had for lunch when the coach is talking. While you may have heard the instruction for a deadlift one thousand times, it may be the first time for the person standing next to you. Besides you may just learn something new, and it could be what separates you from your next PR!
Don’t Load Up Early. Please do not load or place weight on your barbell until you are told to do so by the coach. Trust us, you will be asked to remove the weight from your barbell.
Stay Unplugged. No Headphones on the gym floor at any time. If you don’t like our music, please make a request. Be aware of your surroundings. We often get desensitized to what actually goes on at the gym, but there are really heavy objects being lifted, dropped, swung and thrown. Watch where you are going and listen to what is going on around you.
Scaling is Not for Sissys. Please do not argue with the coach if they ask you to scale your weight or movement. They are trying to keep you safe and moving effectively and efficiently through the workout. A coach will stop any workout or activity if it is deemed unsafe at any time.
Ghostriding is Never Cool. Please control your barbells or any weight you are moving. Do not drop lightweight barbells from overhead. This is a phenomenon called Ghostriding and while you may feel cool doing it, we guarantee you won’t feel cool when your barbell hits your neighbor. So please don’t do it. Barbells should only be dumped for safety purposes and out of necessity.
Don’t Suffer in Silence. If you are injured, please let us know before the workout. Remember we can scale and modify any movement! But only you know how your body feels. Train Smart!
Don’t be Smelly. Please wear deodorant and don’t forget to wash your knee sleves.
Clean up your DNA. Please clean up your sweat and any other DNA you may have left behind. Wipe down your equipment before putting it away and pick up your used tape, Band-Aids, towels, Kleenex, and sweaty clothes.
EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY:
Speak Up. Please bring things to our attention. If you notice that equipment is broken, lights are out, or there’s no toilet paper in the bathroom, bring it to our attention so we can do something about it.
Clean Up After Yourself. Pick up your tape, markers, water bottles, clothing and gear. Put away all 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. We pride ourselves on having one of the cleanest CF gyms in the area. Please help us keep it that way. Set the example and others will follow.
Keep the Bathrooms Clean. We don’t expect you to be janitors. Just do the simple things like making sure your paper towels and tape end up in the garbage can. If you splash water all over the floor, wipe it up. If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat.
Respect our Equipment and Facility. Please take care of the equipment. Don’t tie knots in the jump ropes, don’t drag the boxes across the floors and don’t’ drop the kettlebells or dumbbells or any weight for that matter.
Don’t Drop Empty Barbells. Please do not drop a barbell without weight or when stripping weight off the barbell. This causes serious damage to our very expensive barbells. Plus every time an empty barbell is dropped a puppy dies.
Chalk Stays in the Bucket. I repeat…Chalk stays in the bucket. I assure you it is not magical fairy dust, so please use it sparingly. And whatever you do, do not use it to mark off your rounds on the floor. If you cannot follow this rule, you will be directed to where the mop and bucket reside to clean up your mess.
Be coachable. Everyone needs a coach! If you need help, ask for it. The coach is there to help make you better.
Check your ego at the door. Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable! Challenge yourself and continue to progress through scaling options until you can execute full range of motion (ROM)! This stuff takes time so be patient, have fun and push yourself and others to become better. And please don’t take yourself so seriously…Its only
CrossFit. Learn to Count. Please do not Cheat. It’s awkward when you do and evident to
everyone around you. Try to complete every rep with good form and full range of motion no matter the time it takes you. Train with Integrity and the Gainz will come! If you lose count, the next number should always be 1.
Train Smart. Warm Up. Cool Down. Take Rest Days. We love Gainz…but make them smart Gainz! Rest, nutrition, and sleep are critical components to achieving results. Training and Volume alone won’t get you to your goal. Why do three WODs in one day when you aren’t very good at one?
Have Standards. Always use full range of motion and train to the standard we teach. Just because you can do Rx weights doesn’t mean you always should. Lighter and lower is always better than heavier and higher.
Be accountable to yourself. Track your goals, your workout times, and PRs. Celebrate your accomplishments! “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!”
In the interest of keeping everyone as safe and focused on their fitness as possible, we ask that you adhere to these policies regarding children. All children need to be able to sit unattended in the lobby. If they require supervision, please have a responsible adult in attendance to supervise them. Our coaches are not responsible for your children. If your child is screaming, please attend to them. Children are not allowed on the equipment at any time (to include rings, bumper plates, and boxes), and must be off the gym floor during classes. Please clean up after your children to include any snacks they may want to enjoy during the class. We pride ourselves on keeping a clean environment for our members. It is also not the coach’s responsibility to clean up smashed grapes or other food items.