THE HOUSE KEEPING POST:
As the weather has gotten colder, and will soon begin to get warmer, these so called seasons will continue to change and so will your workout attire. Let’s take this time to address the gym’s cleanliness and organization policies. We will start with the cubbies. The cubbies are for temporary storage. If you have made it a home for your six protein shakers, protein bag, oly shoes, socks (clean and dirty), and sweaty neoprene sleeves, PLEASE take inventory. Please invest in a brown paper bag, plastic bag, or re-usable gym bag. Use those bags to carry your gym gear to and from the gym. We get it, you come everyday, that’s cool, feel free to let certain items collect bacteria over night, but please at the least, take them home during the weekends. We will start a cleanliness campaign whereby we will assess the cleanliness of the cubbies and dispose of anything “unsanitary.”
Dixie cups: We are still ordering hundreds of Dixie cups per month. This is not a complaint from the operations department, but rather a wakeup call to you guys as athletes. At a staggering three ounces, you would need to consume 10+ of those little guys filled to the brim in order of obtain proper hydration before, during, and after your workout. Do yourself, HB, and the environment a favor and invest in a water bottle. Economically solutions such as recycling a regular 20 ounce bottle would work fine so long as it does not violate our cubby storage policy ;). One pet-peeve of mine (coach JJ), is using the fancy Olympic collar holders as cup holders. As the high quality Dixie cups start to sweat, the water absorbs into said metal and you can imagine the chemical reaction that occurs (1.).
Showering: As many of you showering have noticed, we have done away with the floor rugs, and as others of you who do not shower, but slip on the water filled ground have also noticed. Please, when showering, dry off IN the shower area, try to resist dripping water all over the floor. If you forgetfully rinse the floor while showering or drying off, please do your best to let one of the HB staff members available aware so that we can clean up after you, or, if you have the time, do so yourself ;) In case this doesn’t go without saying, let us suggest bringing your own big kids towel when showering. Please refrain form using 5+ hand/sweat towels to accomplish said task.
Chalk: There are two chalk buckets in the gym; An orange one by the storage closet/jerk block mid gym and a black one in the back by the 12 bar storage. Both chalk buckets are meant to stay there and believe it or not, the chalk itself was/is meant to stay in the bucket! We intentionally do not invite Lebron James to work out at HB due to his chalk habit (youtube it), please refrain from chalking up in any derivative of his style (2).
Chlorox wipes: They themselves are disinfecting, meaning; you can use one of more than one “infected” object. Please share chlorox wipes!! Again, this is not a complaint of the operations department but one of our environmental department!
Yoga mats: For Saturday 10am Yoga, bring your own! And take it home with you! For class WODs where you feel you need one, only use yoga mats for sit-ups IFF (if and only if) you have an exposed back (ie. Carlo, lucas and other topless men and or sports top wearing ladies). The Yoga mats are not meant for, and were not built for: Mt. Climbers, burpees, slam balls, etc…
Plates are barbells, as many of you may know, this is the ONE OCD thing about me. Though the previous six responsibilities may seem obsessive, I assure you, they are rather logical. The barbells and plates are placed strategically for a reason, please return the plates and barbells back to the original storage location in which you removed them. Furthermore, please try to treat the plates like you would treat something you care about (3).
AND, last but not least, the shelf. Do as I say, not as I do. I know my corner is a mess. I am working on that. When you have things that must be within arms reach of you that you just can not bear to leave in your hour long reserved cubby, please be sure to keep them tucked neatly out of the way (4). The wall is intended for stretching with ones leg up and sitting patiently out of the way if you are super early for the next class which as we have posted before, we ask that you come no more than 15 minutes before the next class for the sake of space.
Please take your time to read and reread this little post (5). The more we work as a team to follow these guidelines, the happier everyone will be in a clean awesome gym!
(1) Rust (2)Messy Chalkers (3)With Respect (4)Nothing should be on the shelf (5)I will repost again and again