Re: Getting Wife on CF
Yes, her previous athletic experience does help when I explain some of the rationales. I think that getting her going with scaled WODs is the key, as was mentioned so that she doesn't get hit too hard too fast. She is a hard worker, and I'd rather have her ask for more than get spooked.
As other posts have mentioned, she was questioning the lack of "cardio". I just told her to try it for a few weeks and see if she is still concerned about that! I think she is just used to 30 min on ellipticle for the last few years. Talking about the variety it promped her memory to her swimming days when they would have to vary the swim workout approaches periodically.