testimonials

catherine kim

mother, housewife and asphodel athlete

At first I was scared as I had never trained in a gym and I thought crossfit was too intense and only for young people. But my daughter - who also does crossfit - convinced me to have a try.

I started with personal training in August 2018 to build up my strength and confidence. I now feel more energetic, my posture is improving day by day and the joint pains that had been bothering me for years are much relieved.

I've been playing golf for 30 years and because of my joint pain I felt quite insecure and unhappy with my swing. But after starting crossfit and through the balanced and full body workouts, I now feel that my golf swing and the distance of my shots have improved significantly which makes me so happy.

I even learned something as basic as how to breathe properly during exercise while at Asphodel. Before I didn't even know how to manage my breathing, and as a result I often felt like throwing up whenever I exercised. But now I feel like my body is so strong and free that I have the confidence to achieve anything, maybe even a marathon!

 
 
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Diane younes

lawyer, ceo and asphodel athlete

the team at asphodel never lets you down. they theach you things you never thought you could do. and push you to reach the best version of yourself.

you will challenge yourself and, most importantly, you will surprise yourself!

i’ve found a home at asphodel.

 
 
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aaron hobday

recruitment manager and asphodel athlete

 

Asphodel gave me the support and confidence to go from a total beginner/couch potato, to someone who enjoys working out and being active, and I’ve made friends with people from all different walks of life.

The new gym is now my happy place, and I’d encourage everyone to give it a go.

angie mcintosh

residential manager and asphodel athlete

i’m Now in my 5th year and the gym continues to grow from strength to strength in our amazing new home!

Regardless of your ability, age or background, you will always be welcomed by a diverse community that will help get you through any workout in a fun environment.

 
 
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dennis lai

creative director and asphodel athlete

 

Throughout the years that I've known my brother, we've both had our dreams and our fights. I had never quite mastered those little dreams of mine of becoming a magician or a break dancer - whereas he had a better grasp of becoming one of these himself.

Fast forward some 30 odd years and here we are working out in the same box with an amazing community, but most of all my competitive edge is back, and you’re going down brother!

martin lai

fintech trader and asphodel athlete

I have been with Asphodel for over 6.5 years and there has never been a dull moment.

Each day the workout is so different and I'm being coached generously and learning a lot each time. I like to start my day with intensity, then anything after that becomes easy.

I love the community, the competition between me and my brother as we always have been. it's so much fun!

 
 
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Kylie Davies-Worley

entrepeneur and asphodel athlete

 

I couldn’t be happier with my progress since joining Asphodel just over 12 months ago. My strength and fitness continue to build.

and as one of the older members in the box I’m pretty proud of that. I not only attribute this to the fantastic programming but also the investment my coaches make in me every time I step in to the box.

They are all incredible.

Equally incredible are the other members. I’ve played team sports most of my life but rarely have I felt such a strong sense of community. they make me want to do better every single day.

Love this box, it’s people and all that it represents!


 
 
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NICK WORLEY

head of public relations AND ASPHODEL ATHLETE

ASPHODEL MEANS ‘FAMILY’ TO ME AND THIS HAS STEMMED FROM A NON-STOP COMMITMENT BY THEM TO FOCUS ON THE COMMUNITY, TREATING EACH MEMBER LIKE A FAMILY MEMBER AND ENSURING THAT THEY HELP EACH INDIVIDUAL PERSON ACHIEVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE PERSONAL GOALS!

SINCE JOINING ASPHODEL, I’VE SEEN MY FITNESS IMPROVE TO LEVELS I DIDN’T THINK I’D EVER ACHIEVE AND AM NOW CONTINUALLY HITTING PRS IN MY OLYMPIC LIFTING.

FROM THE BIG TICKET ITEMS LIKE WORLD CLASS COACHES, PROGRAMMING AND AMAZING EQUIPMENT, TO THE LITTLE TOUCHES LIKE SUPPORT OUTSIDE OF CLASS, COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FLEXIBILITY, ASPHODEL TRULY SHINES AND I LOVE BEING THERE. 

 
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