CrossFit Lōzen Non-negotiables
Here at CrossFit Lōzen we like to do things a certain way. Like always run a specific warm-up for each class, and meet at the white board before every metcon. Which at times may seem repetitive, but helps lay the foundation for every class we run and creates the class atmosphere we are looking for. As we are transitioning into the holiday season we thought it would be a good time to go over what we call here at CrossFit Lōzen the non-negotiables just so everyone is on the same page. When reading this if you find yourself thinking “oh man this is totally about me”… don’t. Our answer is no we just simply thought it would be a good idea to go over these non-negotiables to keep our classes running like a well-oiled machine, just like our athletes!
So here they are - The Non-Negotiables:
Be On Time
We only have sixty minutes to run each class. Walking in late not only puts the athlete at risk of injury but distracts everyone else in class when you walk in. The warm-up by far is one of the most important parts of class. Make it count!
Leave Your Ego At The Door
We don’t care how much you can deadlift if you’re using all back. We only care how much you can lift safely with proper form. As much as we love to see our athletes get their butts kicked in a good workout we only care about your time if you scale the workout properly. Everyone has their weakness in CrossFit and no one can excel in every workout, not even the pros. Remember we are lifting for the long haul not the heavy haul.
Everyone has been the new kid at some point in time somewhere. It can be awkward, but only if you let it be. Introduce yourself to all newcomers.
Don’t Break Down Your Equipment Until EVERYONE Finishes
Again, we have all been there, being the last one to finish a metcon and know the feeling. It is so much better to be encouraged than to watch Steve break down his barbell as you are trying to gasp for air during “Fran”.
Treat Empty Barbells like They Were Your Child
We do our best to order the best equipment we can for our athletes. If you’ve ever looked into buying gym equipment yourself you know, it isn’t cheap. Please treat all equipment with respect, especially empty barbells. Hearing an empty barbell being dropped is like nails on a chalk board for a coach.
Be Braver Than Most
Make goals for yourself, write them down, and crush them! Both in and out of the gym. Go the extra mile, come in to open gym and work on a skill, push yourself a little harder in the metcon, be braver than most. Everyday.
Remember, it's not about being better than someone else, it's about being better than you were the day before.
Make today great,,