What Is CrossFit?


The fact that you have found us means you are curious about the fastest growing fitness movement on Earth.

It doesn’t matter what brought you here: a devoted friend’s persistence, a coach or doctor’s recommendation, or maybe inspiration from the latest Reebok commercial…regardless, welcome to CrossFit Crescent!

The very first thing you will discover is that CrossFit does not discriminate. Whether you are 50 years old, or have just completed your 50th marathon, are recovering from back pain or healing a broken heart, whether walking the dog is the only exercise you’ve had in years, or you’re someone training for the Dead 2 Red Race…CrossFit Crescent will help you achieve your fitness goals.

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Beginning your path to Fitness at Crossfit Crescent is simple.  We start with a free Fitness Consultation to help you understand where you are at in your journey and help you set a new course.  Following the consultation we have different options for how to learn the Essential movements and principles of true Fitness.  See here for more details on our Essentials Programs.

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  • Bodybuilding AND Fitness- where you have a fantastic build AND superior fitness
  • The Foundational sport for all other sports- football, MMA, gymnastics, and more!
  • The fastest growing Sport America has ever seen- now in Amman, Jordan!

Greg Glassman, a former gymnast, founded CrossFit®, Inc. in 2000. In his years coaching elite athletes, Coach Glassman found that the best way to achieve optimal fitness was not through specialization but rather through “constantly varied, functional movement, performed at high intensity.” In short, this means combining elements of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, sprinting, rowing and core conditioning to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance and agility.

Constantly Varied

“Constantly Varied” means that every day brings a different workout (or “WOD”), incorporating any combination of these elements. At CrossFit Crescent you (yes, you!) will jump rope, climb ropes, swing kettle bells and flip tires. You will work at pull ups, muscle ups, hand stands, pushups, and hand-stand pushups. You will practice squats, dips, cleans, jerks, snatches and deadlifts as well as rowing, running and box jumps. Each day will bring different exercises always specifically designed to work on different muscle groups and/or cardiovascular strength.

Functional Movement

“Functional Movement” refers to maintaining the safest, most-efficient position to power through a movement. There are plenty of misconceptions out there about CrossFit; the truth is much of what we do in our workouts mirrors activities in our daily lives. To most people, flipping a tire looks like crazy, “he-man” work. But if you’ve ever had to move a mattress up a flight of stairs, you already know the movement. Cleaning a medicine ball may appear odd, but consider what your body does when you place your suitcase in a plane’s overhead compartment. If you’ve ever lifted a heavy bag, no one needs to tell you the importance of arching your back. CrossFit Crescent will help you maintain the correct position in a workout – both to keep you and other safe as well as to maximize efficiency.

High Intensity

“High Intensity” is a concept that at first can be difficult for new CrossFitters to grasp. For many people, a workout’s efficiency is only proportionate to the amount of hours spent in the gym. You will never hear a CrossFitter say, “I had a great workout; I was in the gym for four hours!” You are much more likely to hear, “I finished in 8 minutes.” People come here skeptical that a high-intensity workout, done in a fraction of the time as they are used to, can lead to faster, better results. But results don’t lie.  The beauty of CrossFit is that we are all in it together, motivating one another. It’s a sport where the person last to finish the workout receives more high fives than the person first to finish. We encourage you to learn more about the CrossFit® philosophy and methodology at: crossfit.com


This is a word that you will hear frequently here at CrossFit Crescent. During each class, everyone does the same workout, but that workout will always have several scaling options. This makes it possible for all of us – with our different body types, personal goals and levels of ability – to work alongside one another safely. We motivate one another, cheer one another on, and sometimes participate in some healthy competition. But, ultimately, every workout is yours alone. Your workout = your pace.

{p.s. We refer to workouts as WODs – “workouts of the day” – because, well, acronyms are fun!}

We are happy to talk with you more about our program! Contact us and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

With Humility

CrossFit 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 ourself!  We push each other to become the best that we can each be.  Everyone from our owners, to our coaches, to our members, to our cleaners will strive for humility- learning from and coaching one another.