Do I have to be in shape before I can start CrossFit?

The biggest misconception of CrossFit is that you need to be in shape to start.

CrossFit programs are developed for scalability, allowing for people of any fitness level to experience. Everyone – adults, kids, and teens alike – follows the same general program, simply modifying load and intensity based on individual ability.

CrossFit is enjoyed by elite athletes, beginners and everyone in between. It can actually be more beneficial to start CrossFit without any knowledge of how to exercise. This allows you to learn the important fundamentals from the start. Exercising without coaching can lead to improper form, muscular imbalances and higher risk for injury.