The atmosphere at Crossfit Fenway is great. We are lucky to have such a great group of people come to the gym every day. We have a couple of gym pet peeves, but they have nothing to do with the effort or quality of our members.
-Chalk is meant for the chalk bucket, and your hands. It shouldn’t be used for writing on the walls, the floor, or anything else.
-Now that it is humid and gross outside, we need to take a bit more time to clean things. If you leave chalk, mud, blood, or sweat on equipment, please take the time to wipe it down. We have clorox wipes for most equipment, and wire brushes for the barbells.
-Being on time. We understand that everybody has lives outside of the gym that cause you to be late. As trainers we have been late, and from time to time our classes run late. It isn’t a big deal to be late from time to time, but if you are someone who is routinely late you should try and work on that. When people aren’t late, the class runs smoother and everybody gets more out of it because time isn’t wasted re explaining things.
-Know how much weight you are lifting. We don’t talk about logging your results as much as we should, but it is very important. When a coach asks you how much you squatted, you should know the answer. Also, the question “how much weight should I use?” is easily answered if you have your past results written down. We sell log books, and you can buy crossfit apps on your phone to use as log books.
-When someone is lifting, you should not be near them or in their way unless it is during the workout of the day when you are transitioning between the exercises in the workout. When we are lifting in the middle of class, there is no need for walking in front of them or trying to pick up the weights at their feet. Wait until people stop lifting before walking through their line of vision or getting weights to load your bar.
-Never leave or put away your equipment before the last person in your class is done working out. The only time this is okay is if you really have some place to be. If not, cheer on the person still working out for a few minutes.
We have pretty nice bathrooms, but they could certainly be cleaner. They get cleaned on a daily basis…I promise, but that isn’t always enough.
-Water flows out of the showers and into the rest of the bathroom. This was something that we didn’t recognize would happen when we built the bathrooms, and we are going to take steps to prevent it. Hopefully we can put up some sort of barrier so that doesn’t happen any longer.
-It shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to get ready in the morning. I know we have multiple bathrooms, but spending any more time than that getting ready is too long.
-If you leave enough hair in the sink to make a hair doll, please make sure it is cleaned up before you leave the bathroom.
Moving forward with these little changes, we can all make CFF a little bit better of a place to workout, hang out, and ensure you have a great experience every time you come in.
Strength: Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
WOD: Row 300m, 20 push press 135lbs/95lbs
Row 300m, 15 push press
Row 300m, 10 push press
Row 300m, 5 push press