Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Edmund has been the pioneer for the spread of the CrossFit community in Southeast Asia by opening one of the very first CrossFit affiliates in Malaysia.
Edmund started CrossFit training in the hope of regaining his strength after he got injured from rock climbing in 2007 which put him out of any physical activities for over a year and a half. While training for CrossFit in Malaysia, his passion for coaching came about quite spontaneously as he always found pleasure sharing his training tips with his friends. During his 5 years as Head Coach in PushMore Fitness Centre, his students came from all walks of life ranging in age from 11 to 67. He inspired many students and created numerous success stories for them.
Being a fitness enthusiast since young age, Edmund participates in many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain climbing, marathon, trail running, jungle tracking, whitewater rafting and many more. Over the years, he has got a number of achievements in sports. He won various medals in rock climbing and managed to complete over 30 marathons, one of which includes the North Face 100km Trail Challenge, within 3 years after he started CrossFit. He became a qualifier individual for CrossFit Games Asia Regional in 2011 and 2012. He also participated in many other CrossFit related competitions such as Beast of the Southeast held in Brunei in 2012 and SinCity held in Singapore in 2014.
In 2013, Edmund was invited to be Head Coach of CrossFit 852 and since then he has been living in Hong Kong. With the concerted efforts by the founders, directors and a professional team of coaches, CrossFit 852 has grown into a stronger and bigger community.
Because of his inspiration and motivation, Edmund is the first CrossFit trainer in Hong Kong to be appointed as one of the Lululemon Ambassadors during the official launch of Hong Kong’s first Lululemon store.
Edmund is always passionate about sharing with others his enthusiasm for leading an active life, and he seeks to inspire more people to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Certifications & Achievements
- CrossFit Level 1 Certification
- CrossFit Level 2 Certification
- CrossFit Level 1 Gymnastic Certification
- POSE Run Certified
- Kinesio Taping KT1 & KT2 Certificate
- Advance First Aid & CPR Certificate
- CrossFit Game Regional 2011 Qualifier – Individual
- CrossFit Game Regional 2012 Qualifier – Individual
- CrossFit Game Regional 2014 Qualifier – Team
- CrossFit Game Regional 2015 Qualifier – Team
- Lululemon Ambassador – Hong Kong