The current health field is not trying to make us well, it is trying to keep us not sick. Our goal at Equity is to move you as far to the fitness side of the continuum as we can; not so you will go to the CrossFit games or be the best athlete around, but to improve your health and quality of life.
If you are sick you need a doctor (aka a lifeguard). If you find out your body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol, and other factors are starting to trend down, but do not require medical attention you need Equity (aka a swim coach).
By taking basic steps with your nutrition and training habits you can move away from sickness; and the farther you are from sickness on the continuum the harder it will be to get to sickness. Building your fitness builds hedges against sickness. A body fat of 35% or higher is closer to sick than well. If you have a body fat of 15% it is going to take a lot to get to the 35%, you have created a 20% hedge against sickness.
If you are near the "Fitness" side of the continuum in order to shift to "Sickness" you must first pass through "Wellness". If you are near "Wellness" there is no hedge to sickness.
Our goal at Equity is not to give you a heavier squat or a faster 5k time, that is just a byproduct. That being said, if our squat gets heavier, 5k time decreases, Fran time decreases, and number of pushups in a minute increases, our health markers (blood pressure, body fat, etc) will also move in the right direction. Our goal is to improve your health and quality of life over a long period of time so you are able to enjoy all that life has to offer.
You don't have to be fit to start CrossFit. CrossFit is how you get fit.