In 2013 CrossFit was just starting in Amman, Jordan. Myself, (Joseph Peer), Nathan Webb, and several others of us met while CrossFitting. We got to know each other and see the impact CrossFit was having on our lives, families, and friends, they realized it was time to be a part of the movement and open our own gym. We wanted to open a gym with coaches and members who live life with intensity and humility first and foremost. Crossfit Crescent was born with this value. We wanted challenging workouts combined with the best coaches and facility to enable out members to progress quickly. Now as we are in 2018, we are humbled to play a part in training Jordan’s finest people, soldiers, and kids.
“INTENSITY WITH HUMILITY” – OUR MOTTO
CrossFit Crescent does not have a place for people who think they know everything about weightlifting, gymnastics, and endurance. Our workouts are difficult and will humble each of us anyway- our main competitor is ourselves! We will push each other to become the best that we can each be. Everyone from our owners, to our coaches, to our members, will strive for humility- learning from and coaching one another. We will workout with intensity- because that’s where the change occurs!
Research shows exercise is the most effective “Keystone” habit: small changes or habits that people introduce into their routines that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their lives.
“When people start habitually exercising, even as infrequently as once a week, they start changing other, unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly. Typically people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. It’s not completely clear why…‘Exercise spills over,’ said James Prochaska, a University of Rhode Island researcher. ‘There’s something about it that makes other good habits easier.’”
We know that as we build physical power, it leads to power in other areas of our lives. At CrossFit Crescent, we begin changing our nutrition, our self confidence rises, and we’re ready to tackle the challenges in our work, families, and careers!