Be Awesome Be Strong Code of Conduct
Be Awesome Be Strong recognizes people are the most important asset in our community. We are committed to the wellbeing of all our members and encourage open dialogue around how we can all best conduct ourselves.
We’ve laid out a few guidelines to help that dialogue continue. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, athletes, spectators, staff and volunteers together we must:
By committing to treat all individuals in a courteous manner as a person who has value, dignity and is worthy of respect and by helping create an environment free from harassment, bullying, discrimination, abuse and acts of violence.
What is harassment?
It’s any single incident or repeated incidents, comment, bullying or action by a person that the person knows or reasonably ought to know would cause offense or humiliation to a person, or adversely affect a person’s health and safety. Includes - race, religious beliefs, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, ancestry, place of origin, family status, or source of income, and the action, comment or activity is unwelcome, intimidating, or offensive to the recipient.
By engaging with others in a positive way no matter their personal experiences, attitudes, beliefs, values, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or individual differences.
What is Inclusivity?
Creating an environment that makes every attempt to include many different types of people and treat them all fairly and equitably. Helping to create a place where everyone feels that they have a voice and that they belong, encouraging others to be welcoming and accepting.
By acting in the best interest of those around me in an effort to benefit and not harm others.
What does being a good human mean?
It’s someone who is honest and kind and looks out for their fellow humans in a patient, considerate and compassionate manner. It’s someone who is understanding of others’ feelings and makes positive choices based on how their actions might affect those feelings. It’s someone who has a desire to be the best person that they can be. It’s you!
By assessing every situation and determining the effects of my actions, others’ actions, or of the situation. One way is by avoiding situations that could impair my judgment (alcohol, drug, peer pressure) and interfere with my ability to benefit and not harm myself or others.
For example you can contribute to a safe environment:
• By acting in a way that looks out for the safety of others, in and out of the gym.
• By being aware of and bringing attention to, any situation that may be unsafe
• By not pressuring anyone to do something they may not be comfortable with, in and out of the gym.
• By being sober when you arrive and while at the gym
• By overall looking out for each other
SEE SOMETHING-SAY SOMETHING
Let ANYONE on Staff know.
Let Bystanders know.
We all play an active role in maintaining a respectful, responsible, welcoming and safe space for everyone.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND FILMING
All members before filming at the gym or recording content for social media please check in with a staff member. There may be times when a class or event is going on and no filming would be allowed. Whether you are snapping a selfie, taking a photo of the gym, or recording video for social media it is vital that you let others in the gym know you will be recording, respect that gym members have the right of way when it comes to gym use and space, and respect members wishes to not be recorded or filmed. (It may be possible to arrange with or staff a quiet time of day when it would be more appropriate to record content).
BE RESPECTFUL. BE WELCOMING. BE RESPONSIBLE. BE SAFE.
October 4, 2023