Absolutely not and we stand by our comments that we can take anyone off the street and tailor a CrossFit workout to their fitness level and ability.
Everything we do in the gym is scalable, whether it be by weight, range, design or rep schemes meaning that we can adjust for any age, strength, skill level or previous experience.
Part of the initial sessions is getting to know a bit more about your lifestyle and current level of fitness, as well as taking a look at your current movement patterns so we can adjust accordingly.
As for the 'lifting weights' part of it... surprisingly, 80% of people who start CrossFit have NEVER conducted similar weights training and are all starting from a very basic level.
Many of our clients sit at desks all day during work, in which case there is a good chance that hip and thoracic (upper back) mobility is impaired. This is all considered in helping you achieve sustainable progress on your journey (i.e. without injury).
CrossFit is suitable for all fitness levels. And you certainly don’t need to “get fit” before you start CrossFit. The most effective way to get fit is to get started and jump in.