Published on Oct 23, 2012
Over the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out a 3 part video titled "Don't Be That Guy". Here is part one! Consider this a friendly and hopefully funny reminder from the coaches as to what is frowned upon here at CFC. Don't be fooled by the title- this applies to both males and females. Please watch the video and then see below for further detail and explanation behind each no-no. Enjoy! And do as we say in this video... not as we do. It's meant to help you remember NOT to do these things.
Always set your bar down.
There's nothing that hurts the ears of a coach more than a bare barbell being dropped on the ground. OUCH. (No barbells were hurt in the making of this video; luckily we had a spare to use that was already broken.) Why do we hate this? Well one, barbells are expensive! We like nice equipment at CFC and will continue to buy nice things. The more we take care of them, the longer they last- that simple! Second, it can get loud if everyone in the class started to do this. Take note how many reverberations you can hear as Bryce slams it down. It gets old fast.
Be on time for class.
We understand when life/traffic/work gets in the way and prevents you from getting to class on time. Sometimes it's completely out of your control however the unfortunate thing is, class has already started- people are already sweating, movements have already been taught and you've missed out. As coaches, we understand how stressful being late can be but it doesn't need to ruin your attitude or the rest of your time in class. If you know you'll be late, simply prepare for having to do the burpees and have a good attitude about it. No back talking or excuses. After that, let it go and focus on working out. Obviously we'd prefer members to always be on time, working on double unders, pull ups or other suck list items, however everyone's schedules are different and we understand it happens every once in a while.
Listen to your coaches.
Pretty straight forward on this one guys and gals... DON'T talk when the coach is talking. It doesn't matter if it's around the white board, during warm up progressions or right before the WOD starts and standards are being said again. Just don't do it. It's disrespectful to the coaches, other members and disrupts the general flow of the class. It causes confusion, makes things take longer and can cause a coach to lose their damn voice! (And not to mention, their mind...ahem... Val!) Always be attentive and ask questions when you have them but do be respectful when the coach is addressing the class.
Put equipment back where it belongs.
After you are done using any equipment (a barbell, ab mat, band, whiteboard, kettlebell, dumbbell... etc.) make sure to put it away in its' correct spot. It may not always be where you found it either... Everything has a place to be properly put away and if you are confused or unsure where that is, ask a coach! It's amazing how much stuff is not put away correctly. We don't know if it's laziness, forgetfulness or just people not caring but it makes a hell of a lot of work for the coach or Rudy to clean up at the end of the night. It really adds up. So remember, every class you are responsible for making sure what you used is put back. Double check every time before you leave. This is your box and you should take ownership of it.
Clean up chalk and sweat messes.
Just like equipment, whatever else you leave behind after a workout needs to be clean up. Chalk marks and sweat marks are going to happen but are gross if left out! Always check where you worked out to look for a possible mess. Simply grab a mop or sanitary wipe and clean it up. Nobody wants to use a medball, bench or floor spot that's covered in someone else's sweat or chalk marks. Always leave it as you want to find it. As I said above, double check every time before you leave- even the space you were laying on as you stretched out post WOD... sweat angels anyone?
Never steal equipment mid-WOD.
Make sure before you start that you have everything you need. If you find you need something mid-WOD, don't borrow if from your neighbor, get your own! This counts for space on the pull up rig as well. Make sure you don't take someone else's spot if you were too lazy or forgot to check pre-WOD. It happens but don't punish your neighbors because of it. When we have big classes and end up sharing space, some overlap is natural to happen. However make sure you are always aware of those around you and what they are using. Coaches are also there to help mid-WOD with scaling, moving stuff or getting you that ab mat you forgot. (As long as you ask nicely!)
Stay tuned for parts two and three!
(Luke Johnson Productions!)