Wash your kit after EVERY class
Be sure to wash your training kit after every class. Sweaty clothing is a breeding ground for bacteria.
Shower after EVERY class.
Shower after every class. This is easily one of the most important items on the checklist.
Come to class clean and wearing deodorant.
Shower sometime prior to class on the same day you train. Wear deodorant and reapply as necessary.
Always wear shoes off the mats.
Bare feet belong on the mats or in your shoes. Nowhere else! The floor is covered in dirt, bacteria and other contaminants.
Cut your fingernails and toenails.
Keep fingernails short. Longer nails can cause injury to your training partners. Bacteria and debris may collect beneath them.
Stay home if you're sick.
We love our training partners. We don't love your flu virus or skin infection!
Bandage any cuts or breaks in your skin.
Breaks in the skin make you susceptible to infection and bleeding on the mats or your training partners creates an unsafe environment for everyone. This includes warts, scrapes and minor cuts.
Think you have a skin infection, don't train.
Instead, have it checked out by a doctor. It's everyone’s responsibility to help keep the gym safe so don't be afraid to ask questions.