Policies & House Rules

  1. All memberships and training sessions are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and non-transferrable.
  2. We will only discuss membership cancellations and suspensions with the person named in our contract. We will not discuss account information with parents, guardians, spouses, or anyone except the contract holder unless there is an extreme circumstance (such as a catastrophic injury to the contract holder or death).
  3. Other than members starting in On-Ramp or members experienced in Crossfit joining our facility in the middle of a month (where payment is due on your first day), all memberships will be drafted on 1st of the month. Even if your first month was charged on a different day, each additional month will continue to draft on the 1st of each month until the member suspends or cancels their membership WITH A 30 DAY ADVANCE NOTICE through the following links:

LINK TO SUSPENSION

LINK TO CANCELLATION

  1. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes and training sessions at any time to accommodate holidays, special events, weather conditions, or whims of the Owners.  No refunds or credit will be granted due to schedule changes.
  2. We don’t think this will happen much, but just in case, we reserve the right to:
    1. Refuse you entry to class if you turn up more than 5 minutes late.
    2. Kick you out of class if you are a pain in the glutes.
    3. Terminate your membership or training sessions at any time if you are a serial pain in the glutes*. Should it come to this, we will refund you the pro-rated balance on your membership or training sessions.
  3. All memberships are subject to the following rules and limitations:
    1. You must register and sign in to every class you attend.
    2. If you are unable to sign into class, you must alert our staff immediately so that your issues may be resolved.
    3. The scheduled class has priority on the space. If you’re here for “extra” work, be mindful of the equipment, time, and space you’ll need so that it will not interfere with a scheduled class.
    4. You should review, understand, and adhere to the House Rules.
    5. Participation in group class is at the sole discretion of the Crossfit Black Box coaching staff.  If the staff has concerns about your ability to safely participate in group class, you may be required to repeat our On-Ramp program at an additional cost.

 

* Determination of what constitutes a pain in the glutes is at the discretion of the Owners. We would only dismiss an athlete if all other attempts to rectify an issue have been exhausted.

 

House Rules

  • Be early. Give yourself enough time to change, socialize, and prep for each WOD before class starts.  Showing up at least 10 minutes prior to class is always a good habit to get into.
  • Check your ego at the door. Enough said.
  • Clean up.  Put away your toys. Clean up your sweat, blood, and other bodily fluids.  We wish we didn’t have to say this, but don’t spit on our floor or put boogers on our bathroom walls.  Ever.  Don’t chew gum, and don’t spit gum on our floor. Wipe down your equipment after using it… all of it, even if you didn’t sweat or bleed on it. Pick up your used tape, markers, whiteboards, scrap papers, chalk, band-aids, water bottles, and sweaty clothes.  Pack it in, pack it out, as they say.  Put away all the equipment you used back where it belongs.  Stack the boxes neatly, put the bars in the racks, stack the plates in order, hang up your jump ropes.
  • Chalk stays in the chalk bucket.  Don’t take it on a field trip around the gym, don’t use it to write on the floor.  While we’re on the subject, don’t write on anything except markers on whiteboards.
  • Respect our equipment.  Drop as a last resort. Put things down gently.  Dropping weight should be a necessity, not a convenience.  Bumpers are designed for emergency dropping, not dropping every rep of Fran.  ALWAYS keep your weight under control.  NEVER drop an empty barbell.  NEVER drop a kettlebell or dumbbell.  Our equipment was expensive, and the more we have to replace it, the more we’re going to have to charge you.
  • 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.
  • Try hard.  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.
  • Push your limits. The only way to get stronger is to increase the load.  Strive to go a little heavier and a little faster every class, but always maintain good, safe form.  Never say, “I can’t.”  When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
  • Don’t cheat.  No one cares what your score was.  Everyone cares if you cheated. Be honest with everyone else, and be honest with yourself.  You know what full range of motion is, so there’s no excuse for shoddy reps.  If someone calls you out for doing something wrong, listen to them.  The person standing around watching you work out has a much better perspective on what you’re doing than you do.  They’re breathing gently and probably experiencing a restful glow and a sub-60 heart rate.  You’re halfway through Fran.  You’re biased, trust us.
  • Learn how to count. If you lose count, the next number is always 1.  If you know you have trouble keeping count, ask someone to count for you.  If you want to get on a leaderboard, you MUST have someone count for you.  If no one saw it, it didn’t happen.
  • Come to class. For newbies, make sure you’re staying consistent.  For old hands, don’t start thinking that it’s okay to just do your own thing whenever you want to.  There’s a myriad of reasons we have class — for starters, you’re less likely to bias yourself towards the things you’re good at; you’ll get some competition; and no matter how experienced you are, you still need coaching and you can still stand to work on the basics.  If you have extra things you’re working on, there are special times right before or after class to work on them.  The gym is not open except during the times posted on the schedule.
  • Take ownership. Be responsible and respectful and take pride in your gym.  Don’t let others get away with things that are bad for them or bad for the gym.  Remind people to take their clothes with them and pick up their water bottles.  If you see someone doing something that you’re pretty sure will hurt them, tell them to cut it out and tell a coach.  We don’t care who it is — if Suzie is deadlifting with a rounded back, let her know!  Safety first!