As we grow The Athletic Studio, it’s increasingly important for everyone to respect our shared gym space and one another. Therefore, we ask that everyone to strive to follow these Studio Rules that we have put together to create the best possible environment for each and every member. These rules were created with you in mind.

BE EARLY. If you’re not early, you’re late. Give yourself enough time before class to sign in, change, warm-up, and say hello to your friends . Those of you with smaller bladders may also want to reserve some time for a bathroom trip. Most likely, this means showing up 10 minutes early.
Check your ego at the door. Somewhere, a high school girl is beating your PR.

CLEAN UP. Put away your toys. Clean up your sweat. Pick up your used tape, pens, notebooks, 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.

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 only. 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 there is broken equipment, lights are out, no toilet paper, please 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. Do the workout that we have prescribed for the day – that’s what you’re paying us for. We work hard to create great workouts for you. The workout is not an “option”. Each of the workouts may be scaled to meet your athletic ability but not modified to change the format.

GO HEAVY OR GO HOME. The only way to get stronger is to increase the load. Always strive to go a little heavier and a little faster. Never say, “I can’t.” When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Push your limits.

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.

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. We don’t care who it is, you can call them out! Safety first!