770 Harris St.
Suite 102
Charlottesville, VA 22903


(434) 218-2111

How To Guide

How to use Solidarity CrossFit CLASSES:

  • Come often and early (5 minutes in advance) every week. Attend three times or more per week for best results.
  • RSVP online for class, and sign-in upon arrival. To learn more, visit the page on our RSVP system.
  • ATTITUDE – Cheer others on, clap, give high 5’s and be positive – it will improve YOUR results!
  • Be responsible.
  • Choose weights according to your ability AND mindset that day.
  • Be mindful: Stay alert, awake, and fully engaged in class.
  • Be honest with your numbers, both in your journal and in times/reps in class.
  • Create a plan to train when you are traveling and/or can’t make it to the gym.
  • Use the website daily to watch for upcoming events, fitness and nutrition information, workouts, and interact by posting comments.
  • Participate in all seminars and events – they will prove invaluable to your training.

How to use your COACHES:

  • We’re here to serve as a resource! Use your coaches for…
    • Health/fitness/nutrition questions, concerns, problems.
    • Progress checks and accountability (showing up, diet, goals).
    • Goal identifying and setting.
    • Administrative changes to your membership.

How to use the INTERNET:

How to use your PERSONAL JOURNAL:

  • Use it at every class, without fail. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth writing down.
  • Fill it out after the workout – be specific with each appropriate area (what did you do to warm up? Cool down? How did it feel? What were your weights? Times? Aggravating or other factors, such as sleep, stress, etc?)
  • Track what you do when you’re not with us – write your workouts, progress, challenges, and epiphanies!

How to care for Solidarity CrossFit EQUIPMENT:

  • Only drop LOADED barbells – they must have at least the 25lb bumper plates on them. Do not drop empty barbells, barbells with steel plates, dumbbells, or kettlebells.
  • Never drop weight in the Annex (small upper room in the gym).
  • Pick up after yourself – re-rack weights, put away boxes, re-hang rubber bands and jump ropes.
  • Clean up after yourself – For equipment, use the provided sanitizing wipes. For the floor, use the provided rags and spray cleaner bottles.
  • Be conservative in your use of chalk. Keep your hands inside the chalk bucket when applying, and clap off the excess before removing them.

Children and Pets:

  • We love being a family-friendly gym. However, much of what we do requires concentration and a controlled environment for safety. For their own safety and for consideration of other members and coaches, we ask that at any point a class is in session, (whether warming up, working out, or cooling down) that all children remain seated quietly in one spot, safely out of the way. For children who need supervision we offer several class times a week with child care. To learn more, click here.
  • We love our furry friends but due to allergies and the fact that we spend a lot of time on the floor for various activities, we have a no pets policy inside the gym.

Last but not least, HAVE FUN! 

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