Our House, Our Rules
New to Crossfit Upper Limit?
There are a few rules to keep in mind to help you get started…
Learn them. Love them. Obey them.
DON’T BE LATE.
Plan to be early to class in order to sign-in, look over the WOD, and warm-up prior to starting. A good rule of them is 10 minutes prior to go time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you can’t make it, cancel out in WODIFY.
TAKE CARE OF OUR EQUIPMENT.
Dropping weight should be done as a last resort for safety, not to show off or to make your life easier. If you’re in control of the weight (and you should be), then you shouldn’t have to drop it very often. There are zero excuses for dropping or slinging a dumbbell, kettlebell, water can, or slosh-pipe.
LEAVE YOUR EGO AT HOME.
You know the CrossFit mantra, “Our warm-up is your workout”? It works both ways. Someone, somewhere is warming up with your PR.
CLEAN UP YOUR STUFF.
We know – we can’t believe we have to say this either. But here it is.
We have equipment racks. Use them. If you sweat, bleed, or puke, it’s your responsibility to clean it up. We want everyone to enjoy their experience and take ownership, responsibility, and pride in our box.
WE CAN’T FIX IF WE DON’T KNOW.
Bring things to our attention that don’t work or need fixed. It’s that easy.
WORK HARD. PLAY HARD.
We put a lot of effort into our programming. Don’t half-ass a WOD when you know you can perform better – especially to boost time or reps for the best score. Compete against yourself. Remove “I can’t” from your vocabulary. You can, and you will. Also, leave your ego at the door. Have fun. Push yourself past the comfort zone. We cheer on our comrades and celebrate all achievements.
We’re all adults. We can all count. If you need it, get a counter. No one cares what your time was or how many reps you got – we do care that you are here and pushing yourself. However, everyone cares if you cheated… even if it’s just one rep.
LET THE COACHES COACH.
They’re certified, trained and professional. Don’t give unsolicited advice. If you want to coach, get certified.
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.
Tell your coach immediately if you’re feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous. We can help.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS.
Record your WOD and/or lift results into WODIFY as soon as possible. Tracking results is the only way to know you’re getting better and stronger. You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
Showing up is half the battle. You can’t be upset by the results you don’t get from the work you don’t do.
The overall theme of our community is to have fun and learn something new each time you step foot in the box! If you are struggling with any of our “House Rules” please let one of your coaches know, we would be happy to help clarify.
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