Gym Rules

Okay people, we have some new rules in the gym, and they come with consequences! These are not meant to punish you guys, they are meant to improve our level of training, as well as the atmosphere in the gym. So here they are, and they are subject to change at any time. Burpee penalties will be in effect as of Monday.

1. Don’t be late! In fact, come early, and stay late. Cheer, clap, and scream for the other athletes in the gym. Start moving and warming up so your body is ready to move and we can get classes started on time. If you are late, it is 20 Burpees, payable as soon as you walk in the door! If you are planning on working out with the 5 o’clock class, and arrive at 5:01, just get your burpees done and join the class. You may miss part of your buy in, but hey, you should have been on time.

2. Keep Chalk in the bucket. You do not need to pretend you are Lebron James. And for pete’s sake, do not grab a handful of chalk and smear it on your bar or kettlebell. All you need is a light dusting on your hands. Anything more than that just turns to paste when you sweat, and does you no good at all! 20 Burpees for trying to create a winter wonderland.

3. Do not drop empty barbells, dumbbells, or kettlebells. These objects are not meant to be dropped. This is your gym, your equipment. Please treat it with respect. Feel free to use it hard, but dropping these objects puts the equipment, athletes around you and yourself at risk. Nobody wants a kettlebell bouncing in to them in the middle of their workout. 20 Burpees.

4. Put away your equipment after your workout. We are your coaches, not personal trainers, so don’t expect us to clean up after you. 10 Burpee penalty payable on your next visit if you break this one.

5. Clean up your DNA (sweat, blood, vomit, etc.)! Again, we are your coaches, not your mommy, nobody wants to use equipment after you have smeared your bodily fluids all over it! 30 Burpees.

6. Do not skip the cash out. It is there for a reason, you need it. Don’t think so? Let me know when you qualify for the games. 10 Burpees on your next visit.

7. Introduce yourself to new people. See anyone you don’t recognize? Go introduce yourself. You love it here because we are all a big family, lets keep it that way. 10 Burpees if you don’t.

8. Be honest. Do not short your reps. Really? Who are you cheating anyways if you don’t do every rep correctly or if you do less than the proper number? YOURSELF, that’s who. Besides, do you really think anyone cares how fast you are? 50 Burpees for this one, integrity is everything.

9. Check “it” at the door. It may be ego, baggage, attitude, or anything else that will drag down the positive energy in the gym. The gym is our sanctuary from all of that stuff. Let it be yours as well. Penalty for this one is one day off to get your head straight

10. NEVER, EVER make another member feel uncomfortable. This is a family, we treat each other with respect and dignity. If you are detracting from the atmosphere that we have created, your gym membership is in serious jeopardy. Do not take this lightly, we don’t.

11. Just show up. Getting here is the hard part. As soon as you walk in the door, we will take care of you. The penalty for just showing up is that you will get a great workout, pretty bad right?

12. Work hard everyday. You get out what you put in, yes it is cliche, but it is true. The harder you work, the better you will feel. It may suck before and during the workout, but you will feel so much better after. Do this consistently and you will find yourself achieving things you thought impossible just a short time ago!

13. Get Involved! CrossFit ParaBellum is a community, not just a gym. We get together for socials, parties, sports, and any other excuse we can think of. To skip out on these activities is to loose out on one of the biggest benefits you can gain from being a member here. Do this and you will find that you have another whole family that is just waiting to bring you into the fold.

These rules should make our gym a better place. Let’s hold each other and ourselves accountable. If you owe burpees, just get them done, moan and complain all you want, as long as you do your burpees at the same time, and don’t blame anyone else for your situation.

I truly love all you guys, I want the best for everyone that walks through our doors. Thank you for allowing Renee and I the opportunity to help you affect change in your lives. If there is ever anything that you need, do not hesitate to ask.