Here are a few links we like for advice on getting started. We also hand out some rules and tips at the gym. Here are some of the most important things from our experience.
-Listen to your coaches, they have your best interest in mind and have helped many new athletes before.
-Build a good foundation for your fitness house. We have progressions and we like certain scaling techniques for a reason. Some are even better for some athletes than others, we are all different with different posture, and strengths and weaknesses. Skipping important steps can be dangerous, you need fitness walls before the windows.
-Take it one day/ workout at a time. Some days will be amazing, and you will celebrate, some days will be tough. Don't get down on yourself. Always stay positive. A tough day at the gym will be better for your fitness than a day on the couch.
Here are some links we like for more starting CrossFit education.
The Ultimate Guide to CrossFit Lingo
17 Bits of Advice for CrossFit Beginers
A Beginers Guide to CrossFit