Sometimes sh*t happens and you're running a bit late... as long as it's sometimes, that's ok! But our 'late for class' protocol is there to help keep athletes safe, as well as our classes running as on time as possible.
Every minute = 5 Burpees OR 2 Calorie Assault bike
Why? because if you're 5 minutes late, you missed the general warmup (getting the heart rate up) for the day - which is a key part of avoiding injury.
No you cannot 'just go for a run' or do something else. So don't argue with your coach - get on a bike or start doing your burpees because time spent arguing = additional reps / cals.
What is 'ready for class?'
Ready for class means you're in your gear and on the floor ready to go. Ie when a coach says 'go for a 400m run' you're out the door - not grabbing your shoes, tying up your dog, filling your water, THEN heading out the door.
What if I'm more than 10 minutes late?
At this point it's up to the coach whether or not to allow you take part in the days strength work. Since you're now WAY behind on a proper warmup, your risk of injury has increased exponentially.
The class coach may ask you to wait no the side until they complete the strength work of the day, or to hop in (after completing your Cals / burpees) but not to load any weight on your barbell unless they say you can.
What if class is running late?
We do our best to keep things on schedule - but things vary depending on number of athletes, level of athletes, and how much Coach Thor rambles. If you come in at 5:02 and coach hasn't called everyone over to the TV or sent everyone out for a run yet, then you're safe - but don't rely on this...