Region: Asia Pacific
CONNECT WITH THE FAITH RXD COMMUNITY THROUGH SOCIAL
There are 51 countries in Asia Pacific with over 1,100 functional fitness gyms (or “boxes”) which are home to over 30,000 people looking to live healthier and stronger lives in the context of community.
These communities provide the opportunity to build strong and vibrant relationships with others from different backgrounds and cultures as they pursue fitness. Functional fitness, a constantly varied combination of bodyweight movements and strength conditioning, has revolutionized the way fitness is accomplished worldwide, and is continuing to shape the way cultures view fitness, community, and nutrition. Yet there is still a growing need for those pursuing fitness to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Our desire is to be able to create a space where people can connect with others in meaningful relationships and grow in their faith and fitness. Like the rest of the world, the Asia Pacific community will only find eternal meaning through having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our vision is to see over 20 FAITH RXD chapters established throughout Australia and a FAITH RXD chapter in each of the Asiatic countries. Please consider partnering with us financially in order to invest into the lives of entire nations to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Team Asia Pacific
Matthew 9:37-38 – “Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’”
While attending Texas A&M I conducted a study abroad in Sydney where I fell in love with the culture of Australia. I graduated in 2013 and went on to serve as a Supply Officer in the United States Marine Corps. I had always wanted to return to Sydney but had no idea how or when. Then when I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, with the 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d MARDIV, III MEF, I began competing in CrossFit and coaching at Reebok CrossFit Asia. I was able to develop friendships with local Japanese competitors and community members. Although I didn’t speak Japanese, those friendships meant the world to me in sustaining me throughout my time there in Japan away from friends and family. After finishing my service in the military I wanted to return to Australia and continue to be involved in the Asia Pacific CrossFit community.
As FAITH RXD celebrated its 5th year anniversary in 2018 I felt the call to join and become a sponsored missionary in expanding the organization to the Asia Pacific starting in Sydney, Australia. I attended both the Iron Sharpens Iron camp in Atlanta in 2015 and in Denver in 2018.
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TO AARON CRANFORD
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from this Chapter?
We are a volunteer-led group that is here to serve and strengthen the fitness community for Christ-centered living and impact through workouts, prayer, faith-based discussion, social and service events.
Do I need to be a Christian?
We encourage EVERYONE to attend a meeting, regardless religious affiliation or denomination.
Do I need to know CrossFit?
No prior CrossFit experience is necessary. Our workouts will have elements that are for all skill levels and we will have some of the best coaches supporting you.
Where do you meet?
We meet at various crossfit affiliates throughout the area. Follow us on our Facebook page or bookmark our website to find out each meeting’s date, time and location.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely. We encourage you to bring friends, family, co-workers and anyone else you’d like to invite.
I currently don’t have a church or new to the community and in search of a church. Can this Chapter help me?
Yes. They can help connect you to a faith support group in your community.
How can I become more involved with this Chapter?
We always welcome those who wish to give more to our mission, whether that’s time or resources. Please reach out to one of our leadership members at a meeting or message us on Facebook to discuss where God can use you in our chapter.
Do you provide childcare events?
This changes per location and chapter. Check with the local chapter leadership to find out more.
How much does it cost?
FAITH + FITNESS Events and SERVICE Events are all FREE!