Be early. If you’re not early, you’re late. Give yourself enough time to sign in, change, and warm-up before class starts. Those of you with smaller bladders may also want to reserve some time for a bathroom trip. Most likely that means showing up at least 10 minutes prior to class.
Sign up / check in to class. This applies to regular members and drop-ins. Class availability may be limited during peak hours and we pay for Zen Planner for a reason. Not only can you track your progress, it will ensure we have the proper amount of equipment and space for everyone to get the most of their time.
Check your ego at the door. Somewhere a high school kid is warming up with your PR.
Clean up. Put away your toys. Clean up your sweat, blood, and puke. We wish we didn’t have to say this, but don’t spit on our floor. Ever. 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. 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, hang up your jump ropes.
Chalk stays in the chalk bucket. Don’t take it on a field trip around the gym, don’t use it to write on the floor. While we’re on the subject, don’t write on anything except pen-on-paper. This includes not writing on the walls with dry-erase or the bathroom mirrors with lipstick. We wish these things were self-evident, but apparently, they are not.
Respect our equipment. Drop as a last resort. Put things down gently. Dropping weight should be a necessity, not a convenience. Bumpers are designed for emergency dropping, not dropping every rep of Fran. ALWAYS keep your weight under control. NEVER drop an empty barbell. NEVER drop a kettlebell or dumbbell. Our equipment was expensive, and the more we have to replace it, the more we’re going to have to charge you.
Bring things to our attention. If you notice that equipment is broken, lights are out, there’s no toilet paper, bring it to our attention so we can do something about it.