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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 1 Selected participant background information

From: The lived experience of CrossFit as a context for the development of women’s body image and appearance management practices

Participant # Age BMIa Length of time involved in Cross-Fit Typical # of Cross-Fit
Work-outs/week
Beth 45 22.1; “normal/healthy” 4.5 years 2–3/week
Amy 26 21; “normal/healthy” 2 years 2–3/week
Marsha 39 32.9; “obese” 2 years 3/week
Nancy 27 21.5; “normal/healthy” 2.5 years 3–5/week
Ann 30 26.6; “overweight” 3 years 3–4/week
Kathy 29 27.4; “overweight” 3 years 5/week
Jo 27 24.2; “normal/healthy” 3.5 years 3–4/week
Emma 26 21.8; “normal/healthy” 2 years 3–4/week
Jan 31 24.6; “normal/healthy” 3 years 6/week
Penny 31 23.6; “normal/healthy” 6 years 5/week
Rachel 28 21.5; “normal/healthy” 5 years 4–5/week
Diane 32 20.2; “normal/healthy” 10 months 3/week
Julie 40 25.8; “overweight” 3.5 years 3–4/week
Stephanie 39 25.7; “overweight” 1.5 years 3-4/week
Claire 27 24.7; “normal/healthy” 1 years 2/week
Linda 32 31.6; “obese” 2 years 3/week
  1. Some participant demographics are not included in this table so as to protect participant identity
  2. aAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), adults with a BMI below 18.5 are “underweight,” those with a BMI ranging from 18.5 to 24.9 are of a “normal” or “healthy” weight, those with a BMI ranging from 25.0 to 29.9 are “overweight,” and those with a BMI of 30.0 or higher are “obese.”