Gym Rules

Gym Rules


Be POSITIVE with your words and with your thoughts. We're training mentally as much as physically, and positivity works wonders.

Give 100% every time you train. This will differ from day to day. We're not asking for THE BEST EVER, we're asking for YOUR BEST TODAY...whatever that may be.

Train with integrity. Always practice full range of motion and don't count half-reps.

Check your ego at the door. Someone older than you might run faster. Someone bigger than you might jump higher. Some girls lift more than some boys. We're all here to get better.

Leave your Drama at the Door… emotional issues? Don’t bring that stuff into the gym. Use your hour at the gym to clear your mind and focus on training hard.  Carriage House CrossFit is your sanctuary and we what you to leave each training session stronger mentally and physically.

The Gym

Set Up Your Equipment… we will help you scale weights and movements but it is your responsibility to get your weights, set up your station, and claim your workout real estate.

EMPTY barbells were not designed to be dropped (neither were dumbbells or kettlebells). We don’t want our toys, our rubber flooring, you, or someone else broken unnecessarily.

Clean up after yourself… clean up equipment, sweat, spit, blood, chalk, dirt, vomit, handprints, and whatever else you’ve left behind.

You are the Athlete not the Coach… encouragement is expected…coaching other athletes is not accepted. We know that members have good intentions when they start giving coaching cues, but there is a big difference between “C’mon one more rep!” and “You need to… [insert coaching advice].” If you see something that looks unsafe, grab a trainer, that’s what we are here for!


Arrive on time… we reward tardiness with burpees…15.   And regarding any burpee incentives… you may cry and whine all you want, as long as we can hear you counting.

Say hello. Remember how intimidating your first CrossFit experience was? The friendly strangers made it a little easier, right? Introduce yourself!

Dress Code… don’t worry about how you look. Worry about how you perform. This is a casual gym: no shirt, no shoes, no worries.

Be Loud… we are respectful but we are not silent. During your training yell, grunt, scream, sweat, bleed, etc. You will too. Stick around after class and cheer, motivate and push your fellow athletes. There is such a thing as gentle, quiet strength, but most of us haven’t mastered that yet. Also remember that there can be such a thing as too loud, crass, gross, or rude – common sense rule applies, please be respectful.

Brag Tell your family and friends… tell them how you’re getting in the best shape of your life. You’re having fun. You’re doing things you never thought possible. Be proud!
1845 South Main street
Unit A
Jacksonville, IL 62650 (view larger map)