• Support other members. CrossFit is community-driven. When it rains, we all get wet.
  • Check your ego at the door. Leave it at home, in the car or on the curb.  Somewhere there is a high school girl warming up with your PR.
  • Don’t be late. The coaches specifically design the warm up to prepare you for the workout and keep you from getting injured. Don’t skimp out.
  • Arrive early/stay late. Cheer, clap and encourage others. Your presence is appreciated more then you know. You are part of an amazing group.  Although you train as an individual, we workout as a community.
  • Put your equipment away after use. Bumpers should be stacked nicely, kettlebells put back neatly, wall balls back on shelves, jump ropes tidy.  Plyo boxes stacked and bands hung up. If you don’t know…ask. Our coaches are all professional and here to help you. Ask questions and you will get answers.
  • Introduce yourself to new athletes.  You were new once too. Make everyone feel welcome.
  • Chalk is useful, but messy. Please be respectful of the staff and future classes.  When applying chalk, keep hands in or near chalk bucket.
  • The phrase “I can’t” is not allowed. By showing up daily you have proven “you can.” All we ask is that you try. If you have never done, it how do you know? You just might surprise yourself.
  • If it isn’t made of rubber, it doesn’t get dropped from over your head. Barbells with bumper plates can be dropped. Bare barbells are NEVER to be dropped and barbells with steel or technique plates do not get dropped above chest level. Kettlebells never, EVER get dropped.  Dumbbells are NEVER dropped from overhead, they damage the floor.
  • Be honest with the group, but more importantly, be honest with yourself. No one cares what score you post, but everyone cares if you cheat. Good reps, true numbers, full range of motion, that’s how we get better.
  • Be responsible for your own fitness. Scaling back a workout when necessary is responsible, not weak. If you have an injury, do not hesitate to let us know. Don’t do stupid things. Always follow TECHNIQUE-CONSISTENCY-INTENSITY. Do plenty of mobility.
  • Let the coaches coach. Here at Desert CrossFit we have experienced coaches who know what they are talking about and it’s their job to inform, instruct and correct technique. While support is great, leave the technical advice to the coaches.
  • Pay attention. Whether you have been doing CrossFit for 1 month or 5 years, it is disrespectful to have your own private conversation, or do your own thing, when a coach is trying to instruct the class.  You might learn something new that you otherwise may have missed.
  • Clean your biologicals off your gear after use, i.e wall balls, AbMats, barbells, kettlebells, pull up bars and yoga mats. We have all the proper cleaning supplies.  We promise to keep a clean box, but your ‘fluids’ come off equipment a lot easier fresh than dried on.
  • Eat well. You can train your butt off, but you can always out-eat your exercise. If you come to 5 classes per week and eat donuts everyday, please do not complain when you don’t get the results you are after.
  • Brag to your family and friends. You are getting in the best shape of your life. You are having fun. You are doing things you never thought possible. Be proud of this. Shout your awesomeness from the mountain tops.
  • Have fun!  While we do take our training seriously, we want everyone to have a great time in the process.