Box Rules

When possible, be early The “early bird” gets the worm! Having enough time to switch shoes and/or clothes will be ideal to keeping our classes on time and your time here as productive as possible; also give yourself enough time to change, and do any specialized stretching you may need prior to the start of class.

Check your ego at the door  Somewhere a high school kid is warming up with your PR. Were all here to get faster, stronger, and better, but in a family climate that’s inviting to all fitness levels.

Negativity will not be tolerated. This is a facility of positivity, not high school drama. Keep that garbage far away from here. Poor attitudes and non-supportive attitudes can be grounds for termination of contracts. 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.

Your Mom doesn’t work here so clean up after yourself. Used tape, markers, chalk, band-aids, water bottles and sweaty clothes all have a place, and its not on the gym floor. Please be respectful of gym and the resources we provide you with. Please put back any and all equipment used in warm-ups and/or workouts when the class has ended. It makes everyone’s experience here at K3 CrossFit more enjoyable and effective.

Your DNA and our Facility Blood, Sweat, Skin, and Spit cannot remain on our equipment upon you finishing your training. If your DNA is on something, make sure to clean and sanitize it. It’s courtesy for the next member who uses that equipment. We’ve got the best all natural cleaners that will help get the job done and are not harmful to anyone or the environment!

Be respectful of our equipmentDropping anything should be a last resort. Put things down gently.  Dropping weight should be a necessity, not a convenience.  Bumpers are designed for emergency dropping, not dropping every rep.  ALWAYS keep your weight under control.  NEVER drop an empty barbell.  NEVER drop a kettle-bell or dumbbell. Our equipment is expensive, treat it with respect. You will benefit from this with longer life in the equipment you’ve come to train with.

Bring things to our attention – If you notice that equipment is broken, lights are out, there is no toilet paper, bring it to our attention so we can do something about it. We want to make this facility the best experience for you and we thank you for your efforts to help us make that happen for you.

Go HeavyThe only way to get stronger is to increase the load overtime. Results are a linear progression. Always strive to go a little heavier and a little faster. Push your limits while staying safe. If you don’t know how much weight to use, ask a coach; don’t cop out and use an ‘easy’ weight. And remember “FORM” is so crucial in getting results and not getting injured.

Scores and Results are Earned, Cheating is lame –  Be honest with everyone else, and be honest with yourself.  You know what full range of motion is, so there is no excuse for shoddy reps.  If someone calls you out for doing something wrong, listen to them. Constructive criticism can only help in the long run.

Learn how to countIf you lose count, the next number is always 1.  If you know you have trouble keeping count, ask someone to count for you. Grab a small whiteboard and marker, or use sweat-tallies. Take accountability for your work in here. We put a lot of commitment into your fitness and its important that you do as well.

Come to classBe consistent. Utilize the fact that you have a coach with you in every class. ASK QUESTIONS, OR ASK FOR HELP! When there’s a group talk at the whiteboard, don’t go and set up your equipment.

Don’t Cherry-pick WODs Picking and choosing workouts based on ‘what you want to do’ will almost guarantee plateauing results. CrossFit is about being well-rounded, not just showing up on days that you can post a good score. Not recording a score is just as worse. Accountability is king, be proud of your day’s efforts.

Take ownershipBe 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’re all friends here, but sometimes we all need a little kick in the butt. Real friends don’t let friends look stupid.

*Rules Courtesy of CrossFit312*


K3CrossFit serving the Kankakee Crossfit area, Bourbonnais CrossFit area, Bradley CrossFit area, and Manteno CrossFit area. K3 CrossFit serves the Kankakee County area.

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