Saif Haquz- Lead Coach
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!
CrossFit – Level 3 Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer – IFPA
Yoga (Nafas Program) – NIFAA & Harkeh Institute