Be on time.
CrossFit contains technical movements that require your mind to be focused and your body to be primed. Therefore, it’s critical that you arrive on time so you can listen to the coaches brief, learn how to perform the movements safely, determine an appropriate weight, consider modifications that may be necessary for your skill level or injury history, and then participate in the warm up. Where possible, we strongly recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early so you can complete prehab exercises.
Let the coaches coach.
Our members look out for one another, and that contributes to the team environment and community atmosphere we know and love. While support is great, giving technical advice and coaching to your fellow members is not. We have some of the best coaches in the business, all of whom have a comprehensive knowledge of unique CrossFit Blijdorp programming and how it can safely be applied to our members. If a member offers you technical advice or coaching, please politely decline and then speak with your coach directly.
Leave your ego at the door.
Often, people enter the gym with predisposed ideas of what weights they should lift or, in an effort to keep up with somebody else, they’ll attempt weights that exceed their ability. Safety and quality of movement are of critical importance. As a result, you will only be permitted to increase weight and intensity once you have demonstrated proficiency in a movement. Please respect your coaches and their judgment. We are not trying to hold you back – we just want you to progress in the most safe and efficient way.
Support your fellow members.
The best sessions occur when everyone supports one another. It’s amazing to see how well people respond when other members offer encouragement when they need it most. While we train as individuals, we work out as a team. Only pack away your gear when EVERYONE has finished the workout.
Follow the program.
We are a coaching facility; thus, everyone is expected to follow the daily CrossFit Blijdorp programming. Great care and collaboration across various disciplines goes into writing a program that, when followed, will have you in the best shape of your life. If you have a more specialised training goal (e.g. Olympic lifting or gymnastics), speak with one of your coaches so they can help guide you in the right direction.
Pack your gear away.
Our members pride themselves on training at one of the best CrossFit facilities in the world. It is their home away from home, and they treat it as such. Please pack all equipment away at the conclusion of your workout.
Listen to your body.
Everyone will experience a little niggle from time to time. If you have an injury, regardless of its magnitude, you must let your coaches know before the session starts. That way, our coaches can tailor the session to what is appropriate for your unique needs, rather than you trying to keep up with the rest of the group and risking further injury. Our coaches may also refer you to an external healthcare professional if they feel the situation is warranted.
Understand Open Gym.
Open gym times are on the schedule to allow members to come in and work on skills, perform active recovery/mobility sessions, or complete accessory work they have been given by a CrossFit Blijdorp coach. This time is not for the purpose of following outside programming unless approved by one of our coaches.
Respect the Red Zone.
This is a dedicated space that all members are free to access at any time. The Red Zone can be used to complete any complementary work that has been prescribed to them by a CrossFit Blijdorp coach in addition to the regular programming. Please be respectful of all members wanting to access this space and work in it together wherever possible.
Enjoy the community.
The unique advantage of CrossFit is the community aspect of the program. To get the most out of your CrossFit experience, make an effort to meet your fellow members and get to know them. This will make everyone's experience much more enjoyable, and don’t be surprised if you make some lifetime friends!
Thank you for your understanding of these rules so we can make it a safe, enjoyable and rewarding environment for everyone.
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