Kids Room Rules for Kids & Parents
Let us first start by saying we love that our gym is a family place and that our athletes bring their kids while they are working out. Showing them the value of fitness is so important and what better way is there to teach this than by doing – we all know they love to emulate mom & dad.
The room is currently unsupervised so kids must be able to sit quietly and be self-entertained without the need for parent intervention for the entire hour. Feel free to bring books, washable crayons/markers, homework, puzzles, handheld gaming systems or tablets (with headphones), or other quiet activities for your kids. The TV is there for DVD’s as well.
We understand that smaller children may get uncomfortable if they cannot see their parents. At the Coach’s discretion, s(he) may designate an area for your little ones to sit so they may see you while you work out. This is 100% at the Coach’s discretion and dependent on the class size, activity, and your child’s ability to stay in one place. We will fully support any Coach’s decision to require a child remain in the Kids Room.
CHILDREN ON THE GYM FLOOR
Children are NEVER allowed to play on gym equipment before or during a workout. Rowers, ropes, rings, jump ropes, etc. are all off limits to kids unless we have a signed CrossFit Kids waiver on file. It is simply a safety thing.
FOOD & DRINKS
No food is allowed in the kids room. We do not know all the allergies and medical issues of other members kids so please no food in the kids room. It is also a sanitary issue that we keep the kids room clean. If they need a snack, please get it in them before they head in the kids room. Only drinks in “no-spill” containers will be allowed is allowed in the kids room.
It is your responsibility to see that your child has cleaned up after themselves. We have some awesome members that will often help corral the kids, but it is not their responsibility to clean up the room. If you bring your child to the kids room please make sure it is cleaned up afterwards.
Children are expected to behave appropriately according to their age group. If a child is disrespectful, abusive to another child or destructive in any way it will be addressed both with the child and the parent. This is not being meant as a disrespect but more of a reminder to the children and the parents that proper behavior will be enforced. We still love you regardless.
If your child is being very loud or disruptive during a workout it is YOUR responsibility to take care of whatever the issue is. We understand kids will be kids, but if your child is constantly screaming, getting out of the kids room, etc. it is your responsibility to put down the barbell and take care of your child. We have an amazing staff that will help in some situations, but their responsibility is training and the safety of the members working out. This is especially true when we are teaching movements. If you are having a hard time hearing because your child is being loud it probably means everyone else is having a hard time hearing too. Please take the time and take care of your child, doing so in a way that is not equally disruptive.
For the safety of everyone involved, parents are asked not to bring sick children to the Kids Room or CrossFit Tucker. The following standards will be enforced to ensure that all children and staff are protected from communicable diseases. Children with the following symptoms will not be allowed in the kids room:
• Productive cough
• Unidentified rash
• Fever any grade
• Pink eye
• Bad cold
• Reddened sore throat
Children must be symptom free for 24 hours after symptoms cease. If your child does not attend school due to an illness, they should not be brought with you to the gym.
Lastly, some kids have too much energy to be confined to one room. Some like to climb walls, or furniture, or people. Some need to work on their sharing and cooperation skills. Some can turn a crayon into a lethal weapon. We love ALL kids, but if your kid happens to be one of these, you’ll probably need to find somewhere else to take them while you workout. OR…we will have a CrossFit kids program starting in October. Stay tuned for further details, including schedule — we can help them burn that energy off!!! You know your kid better than we do; just use your best judgment.
We love you all and all your kids but we want safety first. We want to welcome everyone to our CrossFit Tucker Family and want to have some ground rules to make sure that every time anyone comes it is an enjoyable experience no matter who they are.