Gym Rules

In order to maintain a safe, fun, and effective training environment for everyone, we ask that all members, visitors and guests adhere to the following rules and policies:

General Policies:

  • Leave your ego at the door.
  • Respect each other and the equipment.
  • Grunting, screaming, cussing and otherwise making noise are all welcome and encouraged during a workout. There is such a thing as gentle, quiet strength, although most of us haven’t mastered that yet. Also remember that there can be such a thing as too loud, whiny, crass, gross, or rude – please be respectful.
  • Always sign in for class in Mind Body. (If there is no one signed up for classes, do not expect a Trainer to be there. For 5:30 am classes please sign up before 9pm the night before.)
  • Avoid walking where people are exercising.
  • Return all equipment neatly where you found it. This includes all bands.
  • Do not take chalk out of the buckets. Clean up your chalk dust and DNA if it gets on the floors or equipment.
  • Pick up after yourself. Don’t leave towels, water bottles, etc. on the floor.
  • Mobilize daily and don’t ignore your injuries.
  • You must do “Birthday Burpees” on your birthday (one for each year old you are +1 for good luck).

Dropping Weights:

  • You CANNOT drop kettlebells, except if you have to bail (for safety).
  • You CAN drop weights when working on the platform and when working on the blocks.
  • You CAN drop weights when working with max sets.
  • You CAN drop weights any time you get in trouble and have to bail (for safety).
  • All other times you should NOT drop weights (i.e., WODs). Instead, control the weight down and lower it to the floor (thus be sure to choose your weights accordingly). We are lucky enough to be able to drop weights when we have to, so please don’t abuse this privilege.

Why We Restrict Dropping Weights: There are a couple of reasons. First, when it comes to dropping weight, there is a fundamental difference between the world of weightlifting and what we do. Because of this difference, we allow you to drop weights when working with max weights, but not at other times, such as during WODs. No matter how cool it may seem to drop that last rep on Fran (or the first rep for some), we are not concerned with how cool people look. We are concerned with increasing our athletes’ strength and efficiency, which in turn enables them to finish WODs faster and with heavier weights. In short, when training at the box, focus on building strength (which includes the eccentric lowering of weights) and on efficiency with weight…and save the dropping of weights in WODs for competitions. Secondly, we are lucky to be able to drop weights when we have to.  For all of us who call  Majestic Warrior Fitness home, we can’t afford to put our home at risk. So, again, please make every effort to not abuse the privilege of dropping weights.

Open Gym Classes:  When the demand arises, we will provide more Open Gym Classes You may use this time to workout on your own (e.g., catch up on a WOD, work on weaknesses, ). Check our schedule for a current listing of Open Gym times.  Open Gym – signups are required.

Rx,Rx+, and Range of Motion (ROM): Exercises completed “as prescribed” are signified by an “Rx.” To do a workout Rx you must do the exact movements listed, use the prescribed weight for men and women (as appropriate), and use the prescribed range of motion (i.e., all pull-ups with full extension of the arms at the bottom). Range of Motion is always considered when determining Rx. Some workouts can be completed as Rx+. Rx+ has all the requirements of Rx, except the weight used and/or reps/rounds performed are more than prescribed.

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