Whether a CrossFit coach needs to look physically fit or not to do their job is a great question; one which elicits a lot of talking points and a broad mix of opinions. The straightforward answer? If someone knows what they're doing, their outer appearance shouldn’t matter, right?
But let's also be honest with ourselves; first impressions are everything and involve a few key senses and, typically, we use our sight first and foremost. It certainly shouldn’t be our top or only criteria when passing judgement, but we are naturally drawn to social circles that are most like us.