That being said, I understand where the intimidation comes from. But I have also seen so many body types and different people walk in the door and train at Crossfit DoneRight. From really thin, to people who have 100 pounds to lose. Women who are pregnant with their first child to women sending their last child off to college. Men and women in the military and men and women who have never touched a barbell in their life before. All of that exists in the DoneRight community, and probably in most other Crossfit gyms.
I always say that this is my favorite thing about our gym, the wide range of backgrounds that our members come from. What I would like to do is spread the word that you don't have to be 22 years old with six pack abs, take off your shirt, and have been the captain of your college sports team to do CrossFit. In fact, that is the minority of our athletes. I want to minimize the intimidation most people feel before starting CrossFit and help those individuals realize that they can do this; they will fit in and succeed.
You have to start somewhere. You do not have to be an athlete prior to walking in the door, but when you walk out you will certainly become one. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and we all start off at different fitness levels. That is ok; we all still workout together, bond together, and reach our goals together.