See the photos above. Wouldn’t it be great if that was all I had to say on this topic? I hardly ever run out things to say on topics like this. I wanted to have a go at answering this question because I hear people say all the time, “I can’t do pull ups, so I’m not a Real CrossFitter.” or “I can’t do the workout on the board as is, so I’m not yet a Real CrossFitter.” or “I could never be like the people on the main site, so I’ll never be a Real CrossFitter.” The first quality of Real CrossFitters is that they do Constantly Varied, Functional Movements performed at High Intensity. Have you come to a couple of our workouts? Then you are (or have been) a Real CrossFitter. Have you stayed after a workout and tried to get a little higher on the pull up bar? Then you are a Real CrossFitter. Have you been coming for weeks and months even though it hurts and you are sore and you feel like you will be sick when you are in the middle of a workout? Then you are a Real CrossFitter. Have you stuck with something that was your nemesis until you got some, like a set of 5 unbroken pushups? Then you are a Real CrossFitter. Have you found yourself telling completely uninterested people you hardly know about your workout? Real CrossFitter. Have you called us later in the day after your workout to see if anyone beat your time? Real CrossFitter. Do you say, at the end of your workout, “This is the hardest thing I have ever done.” and then you make an appointment to come back in a day or two? Very Real. Have you started your first set of blisters? Real. Have you used your body for things you never imagined you could? Real deal. There is no magic achievement or level of performance or body fat percentage that makes you a Real CrossFitter. Showing up, giving it your all, struggling, succeeding, being disappointed, getting excited and working to improve your accuracy, agility, coordination, balance, flexibility, endurance, stamina, strength, speed and power makes you a Real CrossFitter. Our, your, gym is packed full of Real CrossFitters. Awesome.