ON-RAMP Program :
This program is designed to teach new members all of the fundamental movements of CrossFit and gradually ease them into regular CrossFit group training. For more information, please call or e-mail. This classes are set by appointment.
*NOTE: Please come at class start time only. If you are late for class, please wait for the next class to begin. If you arrive early please be considerate of people who are still training. After training please clear out of the gym to make way for the next class. Private training can be scheduled at your convenience. Please see an Instructor for available dates and times.
Leave your ego at the door. Don’t allow your ego to get in the way of training. There is always room for improving and progressing. Remember, there is always someone out there bigger, faster, and stronger than you. In order to improve you must be willing and open to hearing others out.
Never Say, “I CAN’T”. This is a four-letter cuss word in our gym. Self-pity accomplishes nothing and will result in burpees. If there is something obviously beyond your means we will make sure to help you adjust so that you can make it. With hard work and perseverance anything is possible.
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 Coach, that’s what we are here for!
You’re going to work harder than you thought possible. Yes, it’ll hurt. So what? Have fun with it. You will surpass your expectation if you keep a positive attitude. It is all in how you approach the situation, put your best foot forward and enjoy yourself while you do it.
Eat right, working out and coming in regularly will only take you so far. If you really want to be like a sports car and be finely tuned you must watch what fuel you are giving to your body. Play with your diet and see what works best for you. If you have any questions in regards to this matter feel free to ask one of the coaches.
Nutrition is essential to be in shape, nonetheless sleep is also extremely important. Make sure you get a good night of rest; sleeping will help you recover faster.
As far as alcohol goes, I personally don’t drink. However I know a lot of you do enjoy having a drink from time to time. Make sure you don’t party hard. Partying too hard will definitely affect your next workout and your overall progress if it becomes a habit.
Introduce yourself there is no better feeling than entering a Crossfit gym and having existing members introduce themselves. Please introduce yourself to any new athlete and new athletes introduce yourselves to our members. Crossfit San Clemente is more than just a gym. It’s a family and a community. We all care about one another so make sure to show it to one another.
Arrive on time. If you are 10 minutes late you will be asked to wait until the next class; we reward tardiness with burpees.
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.
Clean up after yourself. Clean up equipment, sweat, blood, chalk, dirt, vomit, handprints, and whatever else you’ve left behind. This way the following class can experience the best workout they can as well and we can maintain our gym looking in much better shape.
Chalk is useful, even necessary. It is also messy. Use as much as you need, but there is no need to chalk up to your elbows. Please keep the excess inside the chalk bucket.
Treat Equipment with Respect. Use it heavy and hard, but don’t abuse it. There is no need to throw anything under 95lbs from the overhead position!Children are more than welcome to watch their parents train. However, we also want to keep kids and everyone else in our gym safe. Please make sure your kids stay off gym equipment and away from the weights. We have some very nice couches in our lobby area which they can safely observe you from.
Effort is more important than any other attribute. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed if you can’t lift as much or perform as well as other members. It doesn’t matter to any of us and it shouldn’t matter to you as long as you push yourself each and every workout to be a better you. If you do this you will reap the rewards.
Be Patient. Accidents & injuries usually come as a result of impatience. Don’t be greedy. Slow down. Ask questions. Ask for help. Progress in strength, speed and overall ability will be obtained over a gradual period of time; it is a linear journey not a race.
Do not cheat. Do every rep, with solid technique; no matter the time it takes. You only cheat yourself of the opportunity to become a better athlete and person. There is no honor in cheating and no joy in a victory you didn’t earn. Earn your victory each and everyday and own it. No matter what the outcome may be.
An actual rest day is beneficial and can do wonders for anyone. Whether it is a full recovery day or an active recovery day, rest days are paramount.
Don’t worry about how you look. Worry about how you perform.
We respect everyone, but we are not mutes. During your training yell, grunt, scream, sweat, bleed, etc. It can be an awesome release. After your workout, try to stay a little after, whenever it is possible, to cheer, motivate and push your fellow friends. Furthermore remember that there can be such a thing as too loud, crass, gross, or rude. This is when your common sense comes into play; it can be a thin line. Make sure you remain respectful and mindful to others.
Tell your family and friends how you’re getting in the best shape of your life and how you’re having a blast while doing it. You should all feel very accomplished and proud with all the great progress you will experience.
Phone: (949) 590-9991
101 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672 in the Staples/99 Cent Store shopping center.