Getting started in CrossFit is hard. New exercises, new words, new people. Then throw in loud music and a coach telling you what to do and you probably feel like your head is spinning. Am I right?
Well, your coaches try to make it as easy as possible to get started but sometimes it just takes some time to get used to all the new stuff. Below you'll find a list of common CrossFit Gym etiquette tips so you can feel a little more comfortable on how to navigate the gym and the unspoken expectations of your coaches.
Take a look below and try to absorb the 31 most common gym etiquette tips!
Arrive early for class. Please don’t be late.
Don’t drop a barbell while unloading it
Wipe down equipment after using
Put your equipment away
Pay attention when coach is talking
Don’t have a conversation mid-workout
Introduce yourself to newcomers
In raining/snowing conditions - bring your CrossFit shoes to the gym
Chalk belongs in the bucket or on your hands - not the floor
Don’t walk in front of someone while they’re lifting
Be considerate of others’ space
Try to avoid “ghost-riding” the bar
Don’t let the handle fly off the rower
If you put chalk on equipment for a workout, take it off afterwards
Take the chalk off your barbell
Platforms aren’t for WOD’s. Lifting only
Don’t spit on the floor
Encourage other athletes
Be accountable. Don't cheat on reps, finish the workout you started.
Be coachable. Learn how to respond to verbal and visual cues to enhance your experience and performance
Encourage each other (yes, it’s in here twice)
Walk into the gym with a positive attitude.
Pick up after your kids, or help them pick up their things
Do your part to keep the bathroom clean
Give high-fives to each other after class
Kids are kids, but please make sure they behave
Don’t be late for class (yes, it’s in here twice)
Remove the J-hooks while doing wall balls
Minimize distractions - cell phone, etc