When it comes to training at our facility they’re a few things we expect from our members in order for them to get the best experience and results possible. Working out can be very hard especially if you have a hectic/busy schedule.
Having the right mindset and attitude going into your training session can make a world of difference. We expect our members to hold themselves to a high standard which in turn creates an amazing environment to thrive physically and mentally. What follows is a list of things we expect from our athletes.
We expect our athletes to do everything they can to ensure their safety as well as the safety of those around them. This includes things like not throwing things that are not designed to be thrown (barbells, kettlebells etc…) We also expect our members to choose scaling options for their workouts that make sense such as picking a weight/ height/distance/speed that is manageable for them. If you’re performing a back squat make sure that you make small incremental adjustments in weight that allow you to maintain good technique and form and if the coach asks you to adjust something within your workout, listen to them they’re here for your safety 🙂
If you’re getting started with us we don’t expect you to be a high-performance machine (yet) and we realize that everyone starts at zero. We know that you can only get slightly better each time you come train with us. That being said we often encounter new members who have a habit of using negative self-talk, make self-deprecating jokes/comments or don’t believe in their own ability to make a positive change in their life. Working at improving your health is difficult enough you don’t need to be doubting yourself. Come to the gym with a positive attitude or at the very least fake it until you make it. Let the gym to become your happy place where you can feel safe from judgment, we’re all in this together and we all want to help you succeed.
The difference between people who have success with their fitness goals and those who don’t come down to consistency. We expect you to attend as much as you possibly can in order to move you towards achieving your desired result. We also expect you to be consistent outside the gym with things like getting enough sleep, improving your nutrition, making time for recovery and doing activities that reduce your stress. We understand that life can get in the way and one of the things I do personally to work on my consistency is I give myself a minimum number of training sessions per week (3x) and then if I hit all my sessions and do more than that I look at it as a big bonus.
If you see someone doing something awesome let them know! We encourage you to give people shoutouts for working hard and putting in their best effort. Give high fives and fist bumps freely, if someone accomplishes something awesome like deadlifting their bodyweight for the first time or learning a new movement celebrate that accomplishment with them! That encouragement might be the best part of their day!
Treat everyone in the gym the way you would like to be treated, listen to the coaches, help each other clean up equipment at the end of a workout, respect people’s personal space, respect the equipment (it’s expensive and difficult to replace) wipe off your equipment when your finished training, use appropriate language and if you’re ever unsure of what’s appropriate gym etiquette ask one of the coaches and they will be happy to answer any question you have.
Give your best effort
We get fired up when we see our athletes pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone. Effort = Results and if you come to each session ready to give it your best effort you will be sure to see progress. Most people never or don’t know how to push themselves past 40% effort. If you leave the gym and you don’t feel like you gave it your best effort you will know it. When you’re first getting started we understand that you will need to slowly build up your ability to produce effort and as time goes on you will get better and better at it.
Have fun and workout until your happy!
Let this become your #happygym Picture it like “Cheers” but instead of beer, you have barbells. It can become the place where everyone knows your name and are happy to see you! Working out doesn’t have to be a chore where you dread it can be something that you look at as a fun challenge. You don’t have to workout, you get to workout, we want you to workout until your happy and we know that if you workout consistently it can actually make you happier.