First of all, we would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who is a part of CFBN. It is because of all of our members that we even had the opportunity to grow into a bigger place. We are truly lucky to be a part of something so great and hopefully we continue to grow so others can experience the community we have all grown to love.
Now that the Halmark “Thank You” is out of the way let’s get down to the reason for this post. With the move to a bigger location and growing class sizes we all need to be aware of a few things. In order for us as coaches to continue to keep classes running as efficiently as possible while giving everyone the attention you have all grown accustomed to and deserve the following list needs to be noted.
We need to make sure that EVERYONE is signing in to classes online, preferably at least an hour before your class starts. This allows us as coaches to prepare in advance for the class that is coming in. If you are new, in your Free 2-Weeks, or don’t have internet access, CALL US.
2.) BE ON TIME
This does not mean if your class starts at 5 you walk in at five and still have to change. Be ready for the warm-up at the top of the hour. We understand work and life can get in the way, so if you know you are going to be late CALL US.
3.) PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF
You learned this concept when you were five, so please make your mother proud. This really isn’t a huge problem here because most people are willing to help everyone else out, and that’s what makes CFBN so great. However, every once in a while we are stuck cleaning up weights when we should be preparing for the next class. This also means put your stuff back where you found it so we can keep the gym organized and running smoothly.
4.) PAY ATTENTION
When a coach is addressing the class PLEASE pay attention to what is being said. We want everyone to talk and joke around during the warm-up and strength/skill portion as long as things are still getting done. Also, while lifting DO NOT distract the lifter with joking around. When EVERYONE is done we will go over the WOD and answer any questions about it at that time. If you and the people you are working with are done and other groups are still working on the strength or skill, please wait patiently unless told otherwise. The strength/skill portion of the class is where the majority of our coaching should be, it shouldn’t be filled with answering questions while other people are still finishing up.
5.) WEIGHT ROOM ETIQUETTE
This is not a “Globo-Gym.” If you are hot, take your shirt off if you desire (ladies please have a sports bra on), if you need to swear, let it out, just use common sense if younger children are around. The etiquette I am addressing here are things like: don’t talk to someone lifting unless it is to cheer them on or help their technique. DO NOT stand directly in front of or behind someone while they are lifting, unless of course you are a spotter or it is during a WOD and that’s where you are positioned. If you are working with a group on a platform, position yourself to one side or the other. Help your lifting partners add and subtract weight from the bar before and after your turn.
*Once again this post is not meant to attack anyone, it is merely to make sure we can continue to serve all of you better each day. Also, many of you have never lifted so we wouldn’t expect you to know proper etiquette all the time or other things of that nature that is why we are clearly stating it now. We still want to encourage all of you to ask as many question as you need to, but see if you can answer them yourself first or wait until the right time.
Chad, JJ, and Josh.