CrossFit is HOW you get fit. I've written in a previous post that CrossFit uses functional movements that mimic what you do outside of the gym. So in theory, you have already done CrossFit if you've ever lifted something off the ground over and over (like playing a child), carried an external load from one point to another (like the 100 trips back and forth to the car with groceries), or even raced the clock while constantly moving around trying to complete a task (like when you cleaned and prepped your house to host a holiday dinner). So whether or not you knew it at that time, you can technically say you've done CrossFit.
With that said, I'll reiterate that joining a CrossFit gym is HOW you get fit. There is no PT test, no velvet rope or VIP list, no standard to be met. In fact it's the opposite. CrossFit workouts are created with the intention to be modified and scaled to meet people at their level of fitness. If the workout asks you to lift a heavy weight 50 times as fast as you can, you rest assured that there will be a wide variety of weights being lifted throughout a single class. Some will lift an empty barbell, some will lift mind-blowing amounts, and everything in between.
Can you imagine a gym that requires it's members to be incredibly fit before allowing them to join? What good is that? How does that help people? CrossFit has a very community-driven culture. One that constantly gives back to the its own community, as well as the local communities where the gyms live.
You don't have to be fit to do CrossFit. You don't have to be young. Old. Short. Tall. Overweight. Underweight. Muscular. Male. Female... You don't have to be any of these things. All you have to do is be willing to walk through our front doors and be ready for the best workout of your life.