One of the reasons we get such great results is because things are kept regimented.
Which is why all V&B Athletes follow a Training Code of Conduct to ensure you get the most out of every session in a safe and supportive environment.
V&B Athletic training programs are based on mutual respect between Coach and Athlete.
Your Coaches will respect you, your goals, your injuries, and your capabilities whilst holding you accountable and pushing you to achieve your best. In return, they ask for you to respect them as your trainers, to trust in their methods and what they are asking you to do to help you to achieve your fitness goals. To ensure we all train with the same commitment, discipline and respect we ask you to follow the V&B Athletic Training Code of Conduct.
Your safety is always our first consideration.You must comply with the safety regulations and instructions of V&B Athletic and their coaches at all times. If at any time a coach considers that you are jeopardising the safety of yourself and/or others and/or disrupting the course, you may be asked to leave and you will not be entitled to either a refund or credit for future courses with V&B Athletic.
Clothing and Footware
Inappropriate clothing or footwear may result in non-participation.
You should arrive wearing comfortable running shoes (no basketball boots, skater shoes, or similar) and running shorts, workout shorts, leggings or light tracksuit pants.
STRONGCorps athletes – your V&B Athletic basic training shirt must be worn at every session.
Your basic training shirt is to be worn, washed and clean, at every session. If you forget your basic training shirt additional shirts can be purchased for $20 prior to your session. Once you’ve completed the warm-up, any jumpers come off, your outer most layer must be your V&B Athletic basic training shirt.
You may not be permitted to train without your V&B Athletic basic training shirt.
The basic training shirt is compulsory because it forms part of the regimented philosophy that we promote at V&B Athletic. Wearing the same shirt levels the ‘playing field’ and fosters a greater sense of belonging to the team.
We do not permit the following to be worn during STRONGCorps training sessions:
- Watches (of any type, make or variety)
- Fitness Trackers (including Fit-bits, Jawbones, Activity Wristbands, etc.)
- Heart-Rate monitors
This is for your safety and that of your fellow participants.
We train rain, hail or shine.
We don’t accept cold or wet as reasons for not training, neither should you!
We prioritise our team over excuses.
It’s easy to find excuses not to train when conditions aren’t pleasant or we’re under the pump because of work and family but we prioritise showing up to training because we know that there is strength in numbers. If you are what you eat holds true for your body, your mind is what you feed it.
Instead of using the words I can’t…, replace it with “I can and I will”. By doing so, you could be the reason that someone else sticks with their training and joins you in becoming stronger, faster and more capable!
We’re not AWOL (Absent Without Leave).
Your Lead Coach must be notified at least 2 hours in advance if you are unable to attend training. A lot of planning goes into every session that we design so we need to know if you are attending to ensure we’re able to make any changes necessary to suit the numbers. Failing to notify your Lead Coach more than 2 hours prior to your session will earn your team 10 push-ups each.
We’re not late.
You must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your session start time. This time is according to your Lead Coach’s watch, so if you need to synchronise your watch to “Coach time”, please let us know. Arriving late will earn your team 10 push-ups each.
The session will start without you, which may result in non-participation at your own expense.
We’re always courteous and respectful.
We always treat our teammates, our Coaches, and most importantly the General Public with courtesy and respect.
The General Public have absolute right of way.
We always ensure the General Public are given plenty of personal space and pass them without causing any disruption. We are especially aware of dogs on and off leashes, and always keep to the left-hand side on pathways and remain in single file unless told otherwise by your Coaches.
We always address our trainers as “Coach”.
We do this to support a good working relationship between Coach and Athlete that is based on respect and discipline.
We always use the term “Yes Coach!” when answering in the affirmative.
Never “yep” or “yeah” nor “mate” and certainly not “dude”! This helps to develop a mindset based on discipline but also lets your Coaches know you have heard and understood what they have told you.
We don’t speak when a Coach is speaking.
This is a safety requirement to ensure you hear and understand all instructions. It’s also a courtesy to your Coaches and your teammates.
We always push past our objective.
You don’t stop until you hear “REST” or “STEADY” and particularly never during a countdown – 5,4,3,2,1! There is nothing wrong with doing an extra rep after your Coach calls “REST” or “STEADY”. Always focus on getting one last rep done and always push past the finish line.
We wait to be told it’s OK to have a drink.
Your coaches recognise the amount of water you lose through perspiration has to be replenished at some point however when training, time is of the essence. Breaking from workout to take a sip on your water bottle is a stall tactic and disruptive to the class.
Your Coaches will let you know when it’s appropriate to take a drink. We do this to develop your mental resilience and discipline.
If you’re properly hydrated and the temperature in your workout environment is suitable, breaking for water is unnecessary. You need to suck it up and keep your focus on the task at hand. This means arriving for your session already hydrated by drinking a minimum of 2 to 3 litres of water a day. This will prevent you dehydrating when you are training. Even without exercise, you should be drinking one and a half to two litres a day to survive.
We never self-prescribe alternative exercises.
That’s the job of your Coaches and what they are qualified to provide you.
We never spit in the training area.
If you need to spit, clear your nose or any other bodily function, please make sure you do so away from the training ground.
We never leave the training area without permission.
You must never run out of the sight of your Coaches unless instructed to do so. When we leave location, we start and return as one group. You will never be left behind and “walking back” is not an option. If you need to go to the toilet during a session, please ask one of your Coaches first.
If you need to leave early, for any reason, please inform your Lead Coach prior to your session commencing and they will let you know when it is time to go.
Your feedback is vital in helping us to provide an excellent service.
If you have any comments or questions about the V&B Athletic Training Code of Conduct or our services to you, please do not hesitate to contact us or if appropriate, to seek independent advice.
You can contact V&B Athletic by telephone 0414 932 019 or email email@example.com.