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The Unwritten Rules at Chalk Fitness

Short shorts, no shirt? Whatever you like. Screaming, grunts, groans? Hey, whatever gets you through the workout. We want your experience at CHALK to be the best hour of the day. However, there are a few points of etiquette and unwritten rules to ensure everyone is safe, supported and respected.

The Unwritten Rules at Chalk Fitness

Give it your all.

Effort is more important than any other attribute. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed if you can’t perform as well or lift as much as other members. It doesn’t matter so long as you push yourself each and every workout.

Support each other.

If you see someone new or someone you don't recognise, be friendly and introduce yourself. If you finish your workout before others, cheer them on. Remember when you were the new kid on the block? A friendly introduction and a fist bump goes a long way.

Listen to your coach.

We are here to provide a safe and motivating environment designed for your success. When coaches are addressing the class, we expect 100% focus and attention from the class so everyone gets an amazing experience without distraction.

Leave your ego at the door.

You're never too advanced for the fundamentals. You’re going to be first in workouts – and last. The coaches are going to take weight off your bar some days, and encourage you go heavier in others. That's because we are there to help you improve now and long into the future – trust us, we have your best interest in mind.

Be patient.

Accidents and injuries usually come as a result of impatience. Don’t be greedy. Slow down. Enjoy the process. Ask lots of questions, and never hesitate to ask for help.

Do not cheat.

Scale workouts to whatever is necessary, but don’t purposely come up short. CrossFit is about measuring you against yourself, and cutting off reps to finish faster skews the data you have to measure progress. . Do every rep, with solid technique, no matter the time it takes. You only cheat yourself of the opportunity to become a better athlete and person.

Treat equipment with respect.

Go heavy and hard, but don’t abuse it. Only drop barbells from overhead when it's absolutely necessary. Never drop an empty barbell. Always return equipment to it's original place.

No drama, no gossip.

The thing we value the most about Chalk is our community. It is full of amazing people who work hard, care about each other, and support each other in the quest to become better. We see gossip as a direct affront to what we are all trying to achieve at Chalk.

Don't pack up early.

At Chalk, no one puts away their 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. You can cheer on others, grab a foam roller, or just sit and enjoy the downtime, but don’t touch your equipment. We start together, we pack up together.

Go the distance.

Every athlete pushes them self 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 or feeling defeated, we can help. The human body is capable of more than you can comprehend; challenge it accordingly.

These rules best reflect our gym’s culture and allows us to foster a fun, safe, clean, and respectful training environment for everyone in our community to enjoy. Please be mindful of these when you train at our facility.


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