Protect the family
Training is awesome, but it’s not the most valuable thing about being a part of CrossFit Algiers. Our community is the one, irreplaceable and invaluable thing that we offer. You could work out somewhere else, but you don’t, because you know that your fellow athletes and your coaches truly give a shit about you and your progress. You know that someone is going to be looking for you if you don’t show up for a few days. And you know that no matter what your score on a workout, someone is going to be there cheering you on.
With that in mind, I need YOU to help protect this family. We’re getting new people in all the time, and it’s up to you to show them the ropes and how we do things around here. And if you’re new, it’s up to you to remind the veterans about how things go down, too.
So here are a few simple things you can do to keep our community tight.
- If you finish first, it’s your job to help someone else. Your equipment and mobility can wait – go count for someone, give them a high-five, or just stay by their side till the workout is done.
- Respect your fellow athletes’ time. Get to class on time or early. Participate fully in the warm ups and cool downs. No one is too “special” to warm up and cool down.
- Respect the gym and the equipment. If you write on the floor or walls, clean it up. Don’t leave chalk everywhere. Wipe down your equipment and put away after the workout.
- Talk to people (when the coach isn’t talking :-)). Greet new people, and tell them you’re glad to see them. There are 100 people in the gym – how many do you know by name? Make some new buddies!
- Check your ego at the door. You’re only competing against yourself, so leave that whiteboard anxiety or cockiness behind. Healthy competition is good – competition with poor attitude will not be tolerated. And no one really cares what your score was – but everyone cares (and knows) if you cheat reps, so don’t do it.
This is your gym. It is special, and you are special for being here. The joint wouldn’t be the same without you. Take care of your family here, just like you do your family outside these walls.
All the very best,
2017 05 01