CrossFit Box Culture
What makes CrossFit different from everything else is, we are a community, or better yet a family. We have a culture we live by at Summit Strength, and we ask you do the same.
1. Introduce yourself to everyone you don’t know.
It was everyone’s first day once. Make new people feel welcome and get to know those you haven’t met before. On partner WOD days, partner with someone you’ve not worked with before or met. It’s the perfect way to help build a strong community.
2. Arrive on time.
We all have places to go, people to see and jobs to do. If you arrive to class a few minutes late, expect to have to catch up on your own. If you arrive too late, 15 minutes or longer, you will need to wait until the next class. Warm-ups are a very important part of what we do since your body needs to be prepped in order to handle the intense workout. This helps keep you safe and shows respect to those around you.
3. After your class, exit the workout floor.
Once one class ends, another immediately begins. While we encourage you to hang out with your fellow CrossFitters after class, please do so in our dedicated community areas so the next class can start right away.
4. Please respect those that are in the middle of their workouts.
Cheer for them and encourage them! If you arrive early, be careful not to disrupt anyone’s routine when crossing the gym floor. Focus allows our athletes to push harder and encourages them to return the favor when you’re sweating it out!
5. Wait until everyone has finished before you put your equipment away.
We start our warm-ups together and end our workouts together. Leave your equipment where it is so you don’t disrupt other people who have yet to finish. Once you’re done, cheer on the people around you instead.
6. Don’t cheat your reps or your movements.
Put in an honest workout every time you’re here. Performing sloppy or incomplete movements will only set you back and put you at risk for injury. Even if you have to modify the movements, you are getting in a great workout, gaining strength and improving. No one cares if you were first or last, they care you put in the work and gave it your all.
7. Wear workout shoes.
When you enter the building, place your street shoes in one of our dedicated cubbies and change into the shoes you’ll be working out in. Fresh kicks help keep our space clear of snow, salt, water and mud from the streets so you’re not getting a face full of dirt during push-ups.
8. Place your bags and clothes in a cubby.
Store your items to keep the gym area free from tripping hazards. Cubbies are unsupervised so please use them at your own risk. Summit Strength cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items.
9. Clean up after yourself.
We’ll go through a lot together. We’ll share pain and suffering, grueling workouts, personal records and athletic achievements. We might even shed a few group tears. We do not, however, want to share blood, sweat and other bodily fluids. If you sweat a lot, mop up the floor. If you use a lot of chalk on a bar, wipe it down. If your hands tear and you bleed on something, wipe it up. You will appreciate starting with clean equipment and so will the person who uses the equipment after you.
10. Our number one goal is everyone’s safety while at the gym.
Kids are welcome – it’s so great for them to see you working hard towards your goals – we even have a dedicated playroom! We can’t, however, have kids wandering around the building or playing on any of the equipment. Kids MUST stay off of the black workout mats at all times. Your kids are precious, and we DO NOT want them to get hurt.