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JOSEPH PEER

Owner- Lead Coach

FAISAL SHUQOM

Lead Coach

SAIF HAQUZ

Lead Coach

NOOR DAJANI

Lead Coach

SHAHIRA YAGHMOUR

Lead Coach

JOSEPH PEER

TOO MUCH ENERGY

Because I had too much “energy” when I was 3, my parents threw me into gymnastics! I was training 20 hours per week when I decided to focus on baseball in high school. However, my gymnastics foundation served me extremely well for the 10 General Physical Skills of CrossFit. In high school I began weightlifting and learned to enjoy it. At the age of 16, I had 5 knee surgeries and never knew if I could play sports again.

REHABBING AN INJURY

The doctors told me I should never play high level sports again because I would continue to injure my knees. Thankfully, I learned to rehab my knees and came back stronger than ever and earned a scholarship to play shortstop at Austin Peay State University. There I met my amazing wife Katherine- and we’ve been married since 2003 right as I finished my BS in Chemistry. I then spent the next ten years living in Clarksville, TN; Savannah, GA; and Colorado Springs, CO working with amazing leaders of the United States Military. Physically, I was bored of going to the globo gyms, didn’t have any fitness goals, and ashamed of my fitness level.

THE ROAD TO AN OWNER

That all changed when I finally joined an Affiliate in 2012 at the constant prodding of several friends. I joined CrossFit Hit and Run Collierville and within four months saw incredible results. I visited a close friend who’s an elite soldier with world class fitness and he couldn’t believe the results in such a short time. From that moment, I knew I’d found something that could efficiently increase my fitness- and allow me to enjoy my friendships and relationships no matter what we might do.

Little did I know then that I’d become an owner of a CrossFit gym. I know now and in the future I want to play soccer and baseball with my kids, walk the steps of Petra, and the Dead 2 Red. All of this is possible and enjoyable. Now, I can focus on enjoying time with my friends and family- enjoying time in the pain of the workout and the benefits throughout the rest of my life.

I coached gymnastics and tumbling for 3 years during and after college, and have coached multiple baseball teams. I enjoy creating teams that set challenging goals, specific development plans, and take care of each other like family. Being a great coach is something I pride myself in as an owner.

My wife Katherine and I have three kids- Deborah 12, Isaac 10, Sammy 6. We look forward to expending their “energy” in CrossFit for years to come while laying a foundation for their leadership, teamwork, and physical development no matter what sports or endeavors they choose in the future!

Certifications:

  • Certified CrossFit Trainer- L3
  • CrossFit Football Certified (Sport Specific Application)
  • USA NSCA Tactical Stretch and Conditioning Facilitator
  • Tactical Athlete Instructor Level 1
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certified
  • CrossFit Anatomy and Physiology
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1 Certified

FAISAL SHUQOM

A COACH IS BORN

Since I was a kid, it was clear that I was an athlete. You could always find me climbing trees, running around the neighborhood, and riding my bicycle. I started being involved in every sports team my school had to offer, football, basketball, handball, volleyball, track & field, you name it! I was the football team captain for 4 consecutive years. Later on, I discovered that in order to stay a good athlete, I needed to work on being stronger, faster, more agile and balanced. I started joining local bodybuilding gyms, reading and learning more about sports and nutrition, and I was seeing results. In my senior year, I was named the Most Athletic.

I found passion in being fitter and healthier, and I knew I would like to influence people I know in what I’m doing. When CrossFit showed up around the globe, it hit me like a storm. I stopped going to regular gyms, and started training at CrossFit Crescent. This led to me taking the CrossFit Level 1 test, to direct my passion to a group of people that share a common goal, health and the love for the sport. Becoming a coach at CFC is a dream come true, and I look forward to helping you reach your goals, and then pushing those goals upwards.

A COACH FOR LIFE

I’ve had the opportunity to train the Special Forces of Jordan. But whether you are in Jordan’s Special Forces, or working at an insurance company- I’m excited to help! I help run an Essentials Class each month and would love to have you!

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level Two Trainer
  • CrossFit Kettlebells
  • Tactical Athlete Instructor Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics

SAIF HAQUZ

ROAD TO BECOMING A COACH

As the youngest kid in a family of five members, I spent lots of time with my older sister when she used to take me with her to her Circassian Dancing practice and Kickboxing Practice sessions. She was my idol and I always wanted to be as good as she was. Sometimes the road to becoming a coach starts in weird ways!

Fortunately, when I was 9 years old I was old enough to join the kids Circassian Dancing Troup. So I started dancing and never stopped for the next 17 years. I was able to be one of the best dancers. However, being in an athletic family, my parents always tried to push me into martial arts like my sister. It was just not my thing. I would go but never committed for more than few months.
I started looking for other sports, and like any other guy, I wanted to have a sculpted muscular body, so I started going to the regular gym. But it was boring and I couldn’t commit. I kept to try to maintain a basic level of fitness.

That was my case up until I tried my first CrossFit class. I had heard about CrossFit and even read some articles about it. When I knew it had arrived in Jordan, I was anxious to try it finally. I did not even wait for my membership at the regular gym to end, I just immediately called and reserved my first session. Luckily, I had my first Essentials class in October 2014 at CrossFit Crescent.
When I first joined CrossFit, the immediate thing that I liked that it’s a community based sports. For me, coming from a group dancing atmosphere, I like the social part that comes along with the training. Only CrossFit was able to replace that atmosphere. It is a community within the box, within the rejoin, and even internationally. Whenever you bump into someone who does CrossFit, you will immediately feel the sports’ bond.

A COACH’S LIFE

With every WOD (workout of the day) I do, I like CrossFit more & more. The WODs system and the group WODing together challenge you and push you beyond your limit every time, enabling you to learn new skills, see astonishing results, and more. I have finally found a sport that suits me perfectly, thus, I went through CF-Level 1 and now even my level 2- to learn more about CrossFit and to be able to share it with others.

I continue to proceed with my fitness experience, extended my knowledge and skill through other courses and research like, Yoga practice, personal training, human anatomy, kinesiology, and nutrition. All of this would allow me to help myself and others reaching more toward the best fitness and health parameters.

I look forward to meeting you at CrossFit Crescent! I even have my own Youtube Channel you can learn more about functional fitness from!

Certifications:

  • CrossFit – Level 3 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Certified Personal Trainer – IFPA
  • Yoga (Nafas Program) – NIFAA & Harkeh Institute

NOOR DAJANI

TOO MUCH ENERGY

Noor has dedicated the last 6 years of her life to training and teaching different aspects of fitness. She is a Certified personal trainer through ISSA, Certified CrossFit Trainer (L3) CrossFit, Precision Nutrition Level 1, USAW club coach, also a certified instructor in CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Gymnastics, Spinning, TRX, Indorow and CrossFit Kettlebell.

Noor is passionate about making people fitter. She leads our Nutrition Program at CrossFit Crescent. She has been afforded the opportunity to study and train with some of the best instructors of CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting in the world. She consistently pursues knowledge and training to not only better herself but to better those around her.

She has two beautiful children and an amazing husband!

Certifications:

Certified CrossFit Trainer- L3
Precision Nutrition Level 1
CrossFit Gymnastics
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Club Coach

SHAHIRA YAGHMOUR

A COACH IS BORN

I have never actually specialized or had interest in one area of sports. I would join a different sport each year with the longest sport being gymnastics from the age of 7 till 11. I was easily bored and never committed to one sport but I liked being able to keep up with all my friends in all the different sports that they did. I did basketball, football, track and field and swimming but only for a little while,

Throughout the last year of high school (Tawjihi) I lost interest in sports which is a predictable side effect of Tawjihi!!!!! and it went on through my 5 years of college.

When I finished Tawjihi I missing being active and started struggling with my weight. My nutrition getting worse so I decided to join a GYM where I was the girl with head phones who runs her life away on the treadmill and leaves. I again found myself working out because I had to and got very bored while feeling that there was always something missing. I did weight training on machines but felt my cardio was decreasing so I would switch back to cardio training and aerobics classes only to realize that I am losing the strength that I achieved with the weight training. It was a never ending cycle of trying to find the balance between my fitness goals.

I got introduced to Crossfit by a friend. My first work out was a shock. The gym had no treadmills or machines- and had ropes and rings hanging from the ceiling, music jamming and people running around. By the end of that workout I was on the floor breathing as if I had never worked out in my life. I decided to try the Essentials Program and see how I’d like it. I did not know what to expect, so I kept coming back and found myself actually looking forwards to going to the box every day. Crossfit gave me the perfect balance that I was looking for and it added and is still adding to my athletic skills. Knowing that there will always be something to work on keeps me going, and most of all now I work out because it’s fun and I’m a part of an amazing community with amazing friends and coaches.

I started reading some articles about crossfit and I was fascinated with the amount of science and effort that is behind this fitness program, and it was then that I decided to get my Level One Certificate and coach at Crescent. I’ve recently completed my Level Two Certification and am excited to study for my Level Three!

I really enjoy learning and understanding of how strong we humans are. It is so rewarding to actually be able to help others discover their strengths and hone their abilities.

Certifications:

  • Crossfit Level Two
  • CrossFit Kettlebells
  • CrossFit Gymnastics