Be on Time.
We cover a lot in class and utilise every valuable minute. No, we won’t lock the doors five minutes after class starts; however, if you’re late, please assimilate into class by mimicking what you see going on! Please don’t be a repeat offender.
Check Your Ego at the Door
Please check your ego at the door. You’re going to be first in workouts – and last, and sometimes somewhere in the middle. The coaches are going to take weight off your bar and tell you to go heavier. We care just as much about how well you move as how fast you go in the workout. The coaches are there to help you improve now and long into the future – trust us, we have your best interest in mind. We want you to be the best that you can be!
Please introduce yourself to newbies (or someone you don’t recognise). Remember when you were the newbie? A friendly introduction goes a long way. The team works!
Wait to Break Down Your Equipment Until Everyone Has Finished the Workout
No one breaks down their equipment until everyone has finished the workout. This is a common courtesy that you too will one day benefit from as everyone is last in the workout someday. You can cheer on others, grab a foam roller, or just sit and enjoy the downtime, but don’t touch your equipment.
No Ghost-Riding the Barbells – Ever.
Yes, we know you’re cool, and we know how empowering it is to drop a barbell from overhead. You know what’s not empowering? When your barbell drops to the floor and dances into someone else’s shin injuring them for weeks. Not sure what ghost-riding looks like? Ask your coach next time in class.
Treat Empty Barbells Like They Were Your Baby
Would you drop your baby from three feet above the ground? We certainly hope not. We use an empty barbell a lot in class for drill and form work. When putting the barbell down, gently place it on the ground with the utmost care and admiration for the fine piece of technical equipment that is a barbell. Plus, they are super expensive and if our costs go up…..I think you get the picture.
Check Your Surroundings and Stick to Your Equipment
This facility is not your oyster; it’s many people’s oyster. If you set up on one pull-up bar, don’t take someone else’s bar just because they’re not there. If your wallball is further away from the rest of your equipment than you would like, well then, run to the wallball, don’t use someone else’s just because it’s closer.
Invicta Nursery Rules Apply
You have to clean-up after yourself. It’s your responsibility to get out and put away back to its correct location, your equipment, count your reps, get your own tissue, and clean off your bars. Be disciplined.
Clean Off Your Bars
Please, please clean off your bar with one of the provided disinfectant wipes on completion of your session.
Chalk stays in the chalk bowl. Yes, you’ll have to walk all the way to the chalk bowl to dust your hands. While some people believe that chalk is the magic fairy dust of CrossFit performance, the fact of the matter is that a light dusting of your hands is all you need.
Children at the Invicta Performance
Children who can sit quietly while their parents workout are welcome to come to Invicta with Mum/Dad. They are not allowed at any point to come onto the astro floor or training area. Sure we like kids; however, the safety of the children and quality of the athletes’ training environment demands this arrangement so please ensure this is adhered to. CrossFit/Performance Gyms aren’t ‘soft play’ and serious injury can occur.
Go the Distance
Every athlete pushes them self differently. You can scream, cuss, cry, go to your happy place, bleed, or even rest…just don’t quit. Talk to the coaches, communicate with us when you’re on the verge or feeling defeated, we can help. The human body is capable of more than you can comprehend; challenge it accordingly. Master your Fate.