IRON STRONG HOUSE RULES
Be early. If you’re not early, you’re late. Give yourself enough time to sign in, change, and warm-up before class starts. Those with smaller bladders may also want to reserve time for a bathroom trip. Most likely that means showing up at least 10 minutes before class. We reserve the right to refuse you entry to class if you are up to 8 minutes late. So, before the clock reaches 8, you must be on the floor and ready to go. You will be given a designed to warm you up as quickly as possible if you are late (generally 3 burpees per minute up to the 8 minute mark).
Check your ego at the door. A weight is not impressive. People lift heavy things poorly all the time. Skill is impressive. Chase that instead. When we tell you to drop weight, it’s because we want you to move well and do it for a long time in the healthiest way possible. Stop loading up the bar with more weight if your last rep was terrible. Eat your humble pie, lower the weight and get the movement right.
Clean up. Put away your toys. Clean up your sweat, blood and other bodily fluids. We have paper towels, anti-bacterial wipes, mops, etc. to help with clean up. Pick up your stuff and your water bottles. Put away all the equipment you used back where it belongs. Put the bars in the racks, stack the plates in order, hang up your jump ropes, put the wall balls, kettlebells, dumbbells away, stack the boxes neatly and stand the rowers up (unless we tell you to leave them out).
Respect our equipment. Do not drop an empty barbell – EVER. When unloading weights, DO NOT drop the bar. NEVER drop a kettlebell or dumbbell. Put things down gently. Dropping weight should be a necessity, not a convenience or something that makes you go faster. ALWAYS keep your weight under control. The equipment was expensive, and the more we have to replace it, the more we’re going to have to charge you.
Chalk stays in the chalk bucket. Don’t take it on a field trip around the gym.
Children MAY be present under certain conditions only as a courtesy. Children MUST stay behind the red line at all times and they can’t touch any equipment. See our full children’s policy for more details.
Bring things to our attention. If you notice that equipment is broken, lights are out, there’s no toilet paper, bring it to our attention so we can do something about it.
Have Integrity. Effort earns respect. Work hard. Don’t drag people down with a bad attitude. Be optimistic, have fun and push yourself and those around you to do better.
We really wish we did not have to say this. DON’T CHEAT. No one cares what your score was. Everyone cares if you cheated. You know what full range of motion is, so there’s no excuse for shoddy, jenky half reps. If you are told your reps are not complete, don’t mark Rx because it wasn’t an Rx performance not matter what weight you used. If you are a terrible counter, get someone to count for you. Do not mark Rx if you are uncertain how many reps or rounds you did. If you lose count, start at 1.
Trust the Programming. One of the things that separates Iron from other gyms is our outstanding programming that we plan and test in advance. They only way to get the benefit of the programming is to come to class and be consistent. Don’t Cherry Pick Your WODs. If you do, you will only play to your strengths. Attack your weaknesses and you will progress much faster. We have open gym times available if there are specific things you want to work on beyond what we have programmed for you. Talk to your coaches if you need help with this.
Most importantly, support others, do your best and have fun!