17 Sep The G-Force Source: G-Force Rules of Conduct
Law, codes of conduct, testaments, etiquette and rules are part of what makes the world go round in a state of some level of peace and civility. Without rules and the like, the world would be utter anarchy.
CrossFit boxes around the world have their own set of rules and protocol to prevent chaos, and for the very first time, G-Force is implementing its new rules of conduct. We are very happy with how our gym is running and the conduct of our athletes has always been something we hold in high regard. G-Force has a reputation of being an easy-going, happy and welcoming place and that won’t ever change. These rules, however, make what’s already great even greater.
We now introduce the G-Force Rules of Conduct:
1. Train often, work hard and be on time.
Consistency is the key; the more often you come to classes, the faster you’ll see progress. We cover a lot in class and utilise every minute. Arrive early and be ready to go before class starts. Consistently being late is disrespectful to other athletes and your coach.
2. Check your ego at the door.
It doesn’t matter where you finish; only that you finish with integrity and give it a solid effort. Leave G-Force better than when you walked in. Big egos often lead to bad injuries. Don’t be afraid to scale if needed. Focusing on technique and quality movement will make you a stronger athlete.
3. Introduce yourself and encourage each other.
The community at G-Force is one of the things that separates us from other gyms. Please introduce yourself to newbies (or someone you don’t recognise). A friendly introduction goes a long way. This is a must at G-Force. During the workout, cheer your fellow athletes on. It could be you needing the encouragement as you grind through an epic WOD one day.
4. Be considerate of others.
You are not the only person who trains at G-Force so what you do affects others. If you move position mid-WOD, it’s likely someone else will have to move because of you. Do not touch other people’s equipment mid-WOD. If you or your kids are home sick, you are probably too sick to train at G-Force. No one wants to come here and get sick.
5. Respect fellow lifters and our equipment.
Please do not walk in front of someone who is lifting. Please walk behind them. If someone is going for a big lift, take two seconds to encourage them. Do not drop an empty barbell, dumbbell or kettlebell EVER! Wipe the sweat and chalk off the bars after you use them. We use quality equipment at G-Force and it will live longer if we all look after it.
6. Don’t pack up your equipment until everyone has finished the workout.
At G-Force, no one packs up equipment until everyone has finished the workout. This is a common courtesy that you too will one day benefit from as everyone is last in the workout someday. Cheer on the others, grab a roller, or just stand around the last person and support them to finish.
7. Clean up after yourself.
We’re your coaches, not your parents and G-Force is your home away from home, so keep it clean. All bags, shoes and personal belongings live upstairs; not on the gym floor or front desk. If you got it out, put it back where it belongs. This includes all equipment, personal belongings, drink bottles, chalk, sweat, blood, germs and anything else you left behind. Leave G-Force in better condition than it was found.
8. Log your WOD and take 100% responsibility.
It’s important for progression and a must at G-Force if you want to be taken seriously. If you want access to our tracking systems you must use it. No exceptions.
9. Do not cheat.
Shaving reps is shaving away your improvement. No one cares what your score was. Everyone cares if you cheated!
10. Put in 100% effort.
Every athlete pushes themselves differently. You can scream, cuss, cry, go to your happy place, bleed or even rest. Just don’t quit. Talk to the coaches, communicate with us when you’re on the verge of feeling defeated. We can help. The human body is capable of more than you can comprehend. Challenge it accordingly.
These rules of conduct are the G-Force way. Please respect them, uphold them and we’ll all be better for it.