The purpose of Open Gym is to:
- Practice skills at your own pace, outside the normal group
- Do some extra work that your coach may have prescribed to you
- Meet new friends and workout with them
- Make-up a missed WOD
- Prepare for an upcoming competition or event
- Try new things
That being said, there are some rules that everyone must follow in regards to Open Gym:
- Open Gym is not a coached session, but a coach will be on premises.
- Open Gym may be scheduled at the same time as another class. In this instance, the class will have first priority of all equipment, stereo and clock (use your phone as a timer if necessary). Personal training clients and Beginners also have first priority as well.
- Open Gym users will be permitted to workout in an area that is not being used by class. Always ask the coach on duty what space you may use for Open Gym.
- The on-duty coach reserves the right to stop or modify Open Gym athletes’ activities at any time.
- If you are doing Open Gym at the same time as a class, be respectful of the coach and his/her athletes. Do not drop barbells while they are teaching movements, explaining workouts, etc.
- Basic gym etiquette still applies. Wipe down and put all your own equipment away.
- Open Gym should be used for additional work or missed WODs – it should not be for same-day CFU programming unless you are unable to attend a class time. If you can make it to the gym during a class time, take class.
- Open Gym is not designed for athletes to complete their own strength/accessory work and then hop into the class WOD later. Take the entire class or not at all.
- Open Gym ends when the last class is finished. Do not expect the coach to hang around an extra 20 minutes for you to finish your Open Gym workout.