CrossFit852 Team

Crossfit 852 is the result of a shared vision to provide athletes with the highest quality coaching and tools to achieve their fitness goals. With uniquely different backgrounds, our coaches will do all they can to ensure you push yourself hard and get the results you deserve!

Coaches

Edmund Tan
Edmund Tan

Edmund Tan

Head Coach

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
Bernard Chau
Bernard Chau

Bernard Chau

Director of Programming / Coach

Bernard was introduced to Crossfit in 2010. After being utterly defeated by his first WOD, he came to realization that it was the type of sports that he would love to continue doing through lifetime. He started coaching bootcamp workouts at various parks as part time right when he moved to Hong Kong in order to spread his passion to others.

Growing up in Vancouver, Bernard was always very sporty and liked to keep an active lifestyle. Among other sports he played- as well as coached – competitive badminton, Muay Thai and Endurance training.

Bernard is passionate about sharing his wealth of knowledge and experiences on wellness to others in hopes of helping them to fulfill their goals. Furthermore, he has taken a number of Crossfit Certifications as well as the Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Coach Level 1 to expand on his coaching knowledge. He also plans to continue to broaden his education of health and fitness through other courses such as nutrition and programming methodology.

Certifications & Achievements

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate
  • Crossfit Mobility Certification
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting Coach Certificate
  • NCCP Level 1 Badminton Coach Certificate
Sophie Scholz
Sophie Scholz

Sophie Scholz

Coach / Drill Sergeant

Sophie started her fitness career 4 years ago as a personal trainer in Hong Kong running various outdoor bootcamps and seeing private clients around the city.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sophie was very involved in competitive tennis as a young girl competing both here and as part of the number one varsity doubles team at her boarding school in the states.

Unfortunately in 2005 due to a severe illness she had to give up tennis and sports for a while, however, this blessing in disguise was what got her back into fitness not wanting her set backs to get the better of her. She is always looking to learn more, lift more and do more so feel free to come in and set her a challenge!

She found CrossFit in 2013 and has been hooked since. She started as a loyal member and is now one of the trainers at Crossfit852. Less than a year after starting CrossFit, she competed as part of the 852 team at the CrossFit Regional in Korea 2014 and then again a year later in Wollongong, Australia.

Certifications & Achievements

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate
  • NASM qualified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED qualified
  • TRX Level One
  • Tabata Bootcamp Certified Trainer
  • Kettlebell Level 1 certified
  • Kettlebell Level 2 certified
  • CrossFit Game Regional 2014 Qualifier – Team
  • CrossFit Game Regional 2015 Qualifier – Team
  • Hylete Sponsored Athlete
Daniel Wan
Daniel Wan

Daniel Wan

Coach / Head of Barbell Club

Daniel Wan

Ever since high school, Daniel had been attracted to Parkour and its “strong body, strong mind” philosophy. He started performing and coaching Parkour in 2008 – all the while constantly jumping, leaping and exercising to perfect his movements.

After graduating his degree in Biochemistry, Daniel worked as a personal trainer for almost 3 years in a global gym. It was then that he discovered CrossFit, and started applying it to fill in the gaps and weaknesses in his usual strength and conditioning regimen. Soon after starting, he noticed that not only did his running and jumping improve, but that it was suddenly much quicker and easier to learn new skills and tricks.

Daniel also dances as a hobby and thoroughly enjoys any art of movement. He finds the greatest joy in riding along with others in their journeys of fitness.

Certifications & Achievements

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
    • Crossfit Weightlifting Trainer
    • NASM qualified Personal Trainer
    • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
    • Certified Bulgarian Bag Specialist
    • Certified ViPR Instructor
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
    • Agatsu Joint Mobility & Movement: Master of Movement

Founder of the Movement Lab by HK Parkour Association

Prominent appearances/performances

TEDxYouth presenter 2014 “To be or not to be”
Choreographer to TVB 45th Anniversary men’s performance (parkour)
Lycra/APAX Jeans product launch performance (parkour)
HKU Swire Hall Dance team captain 2009-10, HKU Joint Hall Mass Dance
dancer 2008-2011
Nat Geo Awards Promo “Call of Action” TV Ad 2012
Guest speaker to Polytechnic University Industrial Product Design 2010 and 2011

Hugo Montagne
Hugo Montagne

Hugo Montagne

Coach / PowerLifting & Mobility Specialist

Hugo Montagne

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Angus Cheung
Angus Cheung

Angus Cheung

Coach

Angus Cheung

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Owners

Jamie Lee & David Chang
Jamie Lee & David Chang

David Chang & Jamie Lee

Founders

Californian-born, David’s love of sports started at a young age when he was introduced to competitive swimming at the age of 6. He went on to become one of the youngest competitors to attain a CCS Varsity swimming title. After swimming, he has been passionate in a variety of sports such as snowboarding, trekking, boxing, tennis etc.  David has a unique, holistic perspective on natural movement-health and performance.

When David was introduced to CrossFit, he knew he would fall in love with it.  David and CrossFit share similar beliefs on natural functional movements and the development of various physical capacities as well as how the body should be moved and what should it be fed with.  He has keen interest in various dietary and natural-supplement subjects and an avid follower of the Paleo Diet.

From Spirulina, Creatine to Berberine, David loves to discuss supplements, diet and natural foods; so please feel free to tap him on the shoulders and strike a conversation.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Certifications & Achievements

  • CrossFit Level One Certification
  • EvoS Certification

Jamie Lee was introduced to CrossFit back in 2009 when he was living in Los Angeles. After just a short period of time with CrossFit, he realized that his body and overall health transformed. It was during that time when Jamie obtained his Level 1 certification before moving back to Hong Kong to pursue an MBA degree at Chinese University.  Jamie is very passionate about health and fitness, and believes that active exercising and balance diet could lead to great mental and physical performance. He is very happy that the CrossFit community has been growing throughout Hong Kong as he believes that principles of CrossFit will bring any individual to the best shape of their lives.

“Don’t be afraid of anything, it’s all in your head.”

Certifications & Achievements

  • CrossFit Level One Certification
Teddy Lo
Teddy Lo

Teddy Lo

Director / Movement Instructor

Transitioning away from a life spent cultivating unhealthy habits, Teddy sought to take control of his own body again via a mix of weightlifting, gymnastics and HIIT. It did not take long for him to realize he was practicing the essences of CrossFit. He completed his certification in 2012 and came back to Hong Kong excited to share his experience to others in hopes that they can enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle. The GPP principles of CrossFit serve as a perfect base for his health and fitness goals; taking the original principal of a constantly varied training program to heart, he plays a mix of sports including Basketball, Capoeira, Circus Arts, Muay Thai, Obstacle Course Racing, Triathalons and Contemporary Dance.

As a student of the Ido Portal method, Teddy devotes much time on perfecting his movement and gymnastic skills. His recent passions have taken him around the world from Toronto to Phuket to New York
where has has studied under artists from Cirque du Soleil and various other performers. He has been part of international and local circus performances and also instructs local performers on hand-balancing as
well. Teddy teaches various specialty classes as at 852 as well including Hand-balancing, Movement, Mobility and Gymnastic Strength.

An active member of the startup scene in HK, Teddy is also more than happy to talk all things mobile, apps and web related.

“Do today what others won’t, so tomorrow you can do what others can’t.”

Certifications & Achievements

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certification
  • Crossfit Powerlifting Certification
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Certification
  • CrossFit Endurance Certification
  • USAW Sport Performance Coach
  • TRX Level One Certification
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Runner Up – Shanghai Shakedown 2013
  • 7th Place x45 Challenge Team Division 2014
  • Feature Act – Secrets of the Lost Circus
Howard Ilderton
Howard Ilderton

Howard Ilderton

Director / Coach

Howard has been an active sportsman throughout his life – regularly engaging in numerous activities and in particular extreme sports. He discovered CrossFit in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the sport and the community.

In 2014 Howard decided to leave his successful career in finance and pursue his passion for fitness full time. He joined the CrossFit852 management team and focused on the build and launch of the Causeway Bay box.

“CrossFit is not just a sport – it’s a lifestyle. It’s made me a better person and allows me to continually test and better myself. The community is amazing and I am thrilled to be part of the CrossFit852 team. I am passionate about helping our athletes achieve goals they never thought possible.”

Certifications & Achievements

  • CrossFit Level One Certification
  • USAW Sport Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Game Regional 2014 Team Qualifier
  • OPT CCP Level 1 – Client Assessment
  • OPT CCP Level 1 – Program Design
  • OPT CCP Level 1 – Life Coaching
Tracy Shek
Tracy Shek

Tracy Shek

Head of Operations / Coach

Tracy was one of the first members of 852 at its opening. Her love for CrossFit was immediate – not only was she hooked on program’s intensity and incredible results, but the biggest contributing factor was the amazing community.

Born and raised in Australia, she holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney and also a Bachelor of Law from the University of London. After 6 years in the finance industry, Tracy decided it was time to leave her Hedge Fund role to focus on improving not only her own, but the health and fitness of others.

Since becoming a CrossFit trainer in 2013, she has placed 2nd in the USAW Weightlifting Competition in Chiang Mai, and recently competed at the 2015 CrossFit Pacific Regionals in Wollongong, Sydney. Tracy has become one of the most recognized female faces of CrossFit in Asia – featuring in campaigns for Lane Crawford, Reebok, Cosmopolitan HK, Ninja Camp Bali, and various other fitness related media channels.

Tracy is passionate about supporting and motivating people to realize and reach their full potential. She finds nothing more rewarding than helping others to overcome once seemingly impossible obstacles – physically and mentally – in their journey to successfully achieving new personal records.

Certifications & Achievements

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coaching Certificate
  • CrossFit Games Asia Regional 2014 Qualifier – Team
  • CrossFit Games Asia Regional 2015 Qualifier – Team
  • Lululemon Ambassador – Hong Kong