This is part two of our gym etiquette do’s and don’ts. Last month we covered six gym etiquette do’s. And this month we have six gym etiquette don’ts to make the gym a safe and fun place for everyone!
DON’T walk infront of someone during a lift
Lifting weights is a very serious thing, and safety is always the number one priority. Being aware of your surroundings and of the other people
around you is crucial. Do not walk directly behind someone while they are lifting, give them plenty of space. Don’t walk directly in front of someone because once you walk into their line of sight, they could lose focus and be thrown off. And being too close on the side could result in accidentally being hit or hitting someone during a lift.
DON’T try to coach others in class
No matter how long you have been doing CrossFit or how long you have been a member, that does not qualify you to coach and critique others
on their movements. The coach is the only one qualified and responsible to teach and instruct. You just worry about yourself and let the coach do their job.
DON’T drop an empty barbell
Dropping empty barbells breaks them. Never drop an empty barbell. It is important to treat not only barbells but every piece of equipment in the
gym with care and respect for the sake of its longevity and functionality.
DON’T go chalk crazy
We all love chalk, it is pretty awesome the way it helps us hold onto the bar when we are sweaty and tired. But when it comes to chalk, a little goes a long way. There is no need to be swimming in chalk clouds or making chalk angels all over the floor. Just a little dab here and there will do ya’ just fine.
DON’T skip mobility or accessory work
An important part of health and fitness is being mobile. The mobility and the accessories added in at the end of class are there to help you recover faster and stay healthier. It is the little things that make the biggest difference in how you’re going to feel and be able to perform in the long run.
DON’T forget to put all your equipment away after class
Once the workout is over, catch your breath, wipe down your equipment, and then don’t forget to put it all away back where you found it nice and neat.
For all you chocolate lovers. It’s made with cacao powder,
providing a dose antioxidants and polyphenols. And it is
sweetened naturally with dates with fiber and minerals. It’s
healthy, delicious, and simple to make!
• 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
• 1 cup cashew butter
• 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
• 5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
• 80g dark chocolate (I used 1 1⁄2 bars of HU salty dark
• Pinch of salt
• 2/3 cup toppings of your choice (I used coconut flakes,
mulberries, and macadamia nuts, but you can get creative
and use pecans, walnuts, freeze dried strawberries, etc)
- Line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add medjool dates to a high-speed blender or food
processor. Blend until a smooth paste forms. You may need
to add a small dash of water to help everything come
- Add cashew butter, cacao powder, coconut oil and salt to
the blender. Blend until smooth. Transfer into the baking tin
and use the back of a spoon to spread until smooth.
- Melt dark chocolate and pour over fudge. Add your
toppings and use your hands to gently press down.
- Freeze for 1-2 hours or until hard. Remove from tin and
cut into pieces. Enjoy!
Notes: This fudge is best kept in an airtight container in the