Know Each Other: you are expected to know the other people in your session. If there is a person in the session you have never met, introduce yourself. If there is a new member, make them feel at home.
“No one is done until everyone is done”: show support to your fellow athletes when they are pushing hard during a workout or going for a new personal record (PR). In line with this, do NOT clean up your equipment until everyone is done the workout. You train together, push each other, and clean up as a group.
Give Space: do not walk in front of other athletes while they are lifting. It is distracting, dangerous, and disrespectful. If an athlete is going for a heavy set, give them space and cheer them on.
No Gossip: gossip is a cheap way to make conversation. If you have a legitimate issue with someone let them know or talk to a staff member and they will help resolve the problem. If you want to complain about someone at the gym, this gym is not for you.
Listen: when a coach is providing instruction, listen. If you are talking, the coach will wait for you to finish.
Let Coaches Coach: Please do not provide coaching to other members during the session times. The only exception to this is if another member asks for your input on something, feel free to share information.
Let the Coaches Scale: if you come in and would like to do a modified version of the workout, make sure to check with your coach about appropriate scales. We are here to help make your best possible workout for that particular day
Class Start: Members are expected to arrive and be ready for class 5 mins prior to start time. If you arrive early, please do not disrupt a class that may be finishing up. We know sometimes life gets in the way so if arriving late please do your best to get ready and join the class whilst not disrupting other members
Clean Up: when you are finished training please put your equipment away. If you bleed, clean it up. If you take something from another room, put it back. Wipe down rowers and bikes once finished with them. Do not spray rower or bike monitors with water (it can damage them).
Do Not Drop Equipment: unless it is a safety reason, do not drop empty bars, kettlebells, or any other equipment. The only exception to this is bumper plates, they are designed to be dropped.
Put the Handles Back Nicely: when you are finished rowing, make sure to place it back against the cage nicely.
Watch Your Ropes: Avoid hitting your jump ropes on bars, kettlebells, or the rig. When the rope hits anything but the floor it wears away at the cable and decreases the longevity of the rope.
No Headphones: For safety reasons, MVS&C does not allow headphones during class; exception to Open Gym
Clear Your Space: leaving equipment on the floor around where you are dropping weights is dangerous for you and those around you. Please make sure to clear all equipment from the area you are lifting so that there is no chance your bar can hit it.