Ashley Booth, Director of Fitness & Co-Founder (Level 3)
BSc (Hons) Sports Science
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Irish Strength Institute Mentorship Program
Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CCFT) – Hong Kong’s first and only L3
Certified POSE Running Coach
CrossFit Certified Gymnastics Trainer
IKFF Level 1 Certified Kettlebell Teacher
IKSFA Level 1 Sport Coach
WMC Certified Muay Thai Instructor
Traditional Thai Massage Practitioner
CPR and AED Certified
CrossFit Games 2012 Asia Regional Individual Competitor
CrossFit Games 2013 Asia Regional Individual Competitor
CrossFit Games 2014 Asia Regional Team Competitor
My philosophy as a trainer is to develop great focus and patience in learning the fundamental movements in the beginning. I feel safety and comfort is crucial at first in order to develop the confidence to move on to bigger and better things. I want to create the muscle memory that is needed in highly coordinated movements so that one feels comfortable performing them in the more intense workouts that I will give once I feel an individual is ready. I think many people aren’t as in touch with their bodies as they think they are and by breaking down the highly dynamic movements and repeating them consistently one learns how to control their body’s motor recruitment patterns. As my clients adapt to these challenging movements both physically and mentally, their workout programs begin to grow in complexity and intensity. As this begins to happen, clients naturally begin to start setting greater goals for themselves and it is my job to help them reach their goals. In turn, their strength in character grows and they want to achieve much more than they ever thought they could accomplish.
Jacky Kan, Gym General Manager
CrossFit Level 2 TrainerACSM Personal Trainer Certificate
Agatsu Kettlebell Certificate
JIBC Firefighter Level I & II
First Responder Level III with AED and Spinal Management
Taranis Winter Challenge 2010, 2011, 2012
2011 BC Crossfit Olympic Lifting Challenge 69kg – Third Place
CrossFit Games 2011 Canada West Regional Team Competitor – 9th
Vancouver Nuts Cup 2012
Coastal Team Shootout 2014 – First Place
CrossFit Games 2014 Asia Regional Team Competitor – 14th
Jacky was introduced to Crossfit in 2009 when he was looking for firefighting-related training programs to pursue his childhood dream in becoming a firefighter. Since then, competitive CrossFit, and the CrossFit has become an integral part of his life. CrossFit has made him into an all-rounded athlete – strengthening his physical and mental fitness to face the unknown challenges that he can encounter in life.
Jacky strongly believes that whatever your goal is, if you stay focused, determined, committed, and never give up, you will eventually get to where you want to be. More importantly, he keeps a humble and open-mind, because no matter how talented and good you are, there is always room to improve. So, STAY HUNGRY and KEEP LEARNING!
“The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” – Zen Perable
John Ho, Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
200+ Hrs Yoga Teachers Certificate
John started Crossfitting with Reebok CrossFit Asphodel in 2012. And it has been his passion since. He believes in infusing fun and element of play into any form of rigorous physical training. He also believes that training for the body is training for the mind. Workout should be hard, yet body and mind should stay soft and flexible; always open to new challenges, training methodologies, and physical adaptations. Movements should link with breaths, as breaths are always intricately linked with the mind; and a balance can always be found somewhere between effort and ease. These are the principles that he always strive to share in his coaching and on the mat as a Yoga teacher.
Cris O’Brien, Director of Operations
CrossFit Level 2 TrainerCrossFit Strongman, Gymnastics, Endurance, Weightlifting, and Mobility
USAW Sports Performance Coach
OSHA Ergonomics Certificate Holder
CPR and AED Certified, First Aid Certified, Basic Life Support Certificate
Wim Hof Method Course Completion
Sports Injury and Medical Awareness Course Completion
CrossFit Regionals Team Competitor 2014
Asia Championships 2015
Sin City 2013 and 2014
I’m a CrossFitter and have watched this sport and fitness activity grow from something the strange people did in their garages to one of world fame aired on ESPN. Although I’m competitive by nature, it’s really the people who have become my best friends that drive me to this sport (including my fiance). Anyone can do CrossFit, regardless of your skill level, injury, whatever. It’s the most universally scalable workout program on the planet.
Vanessa Cheung, Director of Wellness Development
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Endurance and Mobility
Vanessa moved back to Hong Kong in 2010, and it was not until the fall of 2013 that she got exposed to CrossFit. Thanks to job changes from practicing landscape architecture to working in real estate property development. Since then, the words “health” and “fitness” took on a completely new and inspiring definition which changed her life.
With her energetic and multi-disciplinary outlook and approach to life, in addition to her full-time job, Vanessa is a convener of NarrativeHK, an initiative promoting positive attitude and increased confidence among her generation in envisioning the future of Hong Kong. She is also a co-founder of Quo Kefir Believers, a natural probiotic health food company. Her passion projects continue this year she pursues yet another venture in the fitness industry, as a co-owner and Director of Wellness Development of Reebok CrossFit Asphodel, the first CrossFit gym in Hong Kong.
When she gets a free second from work, Vanessa loves to CrossFit, swim, bike and run, travel, name trees along her walks, daydream of possibilities in her city, make connections with people and the community, and above all, imagines what could be.