Apr 20th, 2012
Firefighter Patrick is helping the 6am ladies learn about gym safety!
Yes, we know the M/W/F evening classes are getting a bit crazy lately and we are looking at ways to manage the chaos more efficiently. Thanks for your patience as we figure it out.
In the meantime, just a friendly reminder to be hyper-aware of safety and courtesy, especially when the gym is crowded.
– Be cautious around moving barbells. It is not safe to reach or walk around someone who has the bar out of the rack. Whether your fellow lifter is squatting, pressing or jerking – please respect his or her space bubble and wait until they have completed the lift. No matter how much you want that plate or collar that is behind them, it is not safe to grab it until after the bar is safely nestled in the rack or sitting on the ground.
– If you are not participating in a class, please clear the gym floor for those who are. Nobody wants to be nailed with a speed rope or kettle bell while catching up with a friend or rolling out on a lacrosse ball. Also remember that we love your children and animals and want to protect them, so please keep them off the gym floor during class time. On that note, please clean up after your doggies – yes we recently found a special surprise near the back door 🙁
-If your fellow lifter is going for a heavy work set or is attempting a PR or heavy single in a lift, it is common courtesy to stay out of his or her line of sight and peripheral vision until after the lift. Feel free to chat and move around during warm ups and rest.
– We all know this, but it can’t hurt to remember to respect the equipment by not dropping fragile pieces like empty barbells and 5lb/10lb bumper/training plates. Kettle bells, dumb bells DON’T like to be dropped from overhead. Barbells with larger sized bumper plate DO like to be dropped from overhead, just make sure you maintain control of your bar and keep it in your very own special space bubble.
Again, we are doing our best to relieve some of the evening congestion. Stay safe and sane!