CrossFit Chiang Mai was the first CrossFit affiliate to open in Thailand when there were only a handful of CrossFit affiliates in Asia. Taking advantage of Thailand's climate, our gym is designed to be open air, with fans for cooling, shipping containers for storage, and a translucent canopy to keep off the rain and let in light. Woven bamboo walls ensure a lot of airflow. We hang a flag for every member or visitor, and are loosing count of the number of countries represented in our gym! The community of CrossFit Chiang Mai is international and diverse, with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Mark Ritchie is the owner of CrossFit Chaing Mai, and is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer (CF-L1), USAW (Olympic Weightlifting) coach, CrossFit Mobility certified, CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Certified, an IKFF Kettlebell Coach, a Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and has lived in Thailand for about 20 years. He has been a rock climbing instructor, and has a background in adventure sports (climbing, sea kayaking, backpacking, etc.). He's also the Executive Director of ISDSI, CFCNX's partner organization.
Andrew Telfer is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer (CF-L1), NSCA certified strength and conditioning Specialist (CSCS) ACE CPT, and USAW Olympic Weightlifting certified coach. He has a teaching background with experience in both the USA and Thailand.
Tim Flanagan is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer (CF-L1), a CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) and CrossFit Endurance certified. He was a high school track athlete and has studied several martial arts including muay thai, jiu jitsu, and kung fu. I began doing CrossFit in Nashville, TN in early 2011 and has since become a bit of a nomad, coaching at gyms in Nashville, Boston, and Jacksonville in the US; Arequipa and Lima, Peru where he was a coach for the Altair CrossFit team in the Latin American Games Regionals. He loves chippers and anything with kettlebells. Aside from the community, my favorite thing about CrossFit is the love of bacon and coffee.
Sadie Hollins is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer (CF-L1), certified in CrossFit Striking, and NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Her background is in the academic study of sport, with a BSc in Sport Science and a PhD in Sport Studies. She has worked as a Research Fellow and a University Lecturer with particular interests in youth development in sport and the sustainability of sports mega-events. Her own sporting background is in skateboarding and football (soccer), and I have also competed in Muay Thai and Western boxing. One random fact about me is that I was once a stunt double for a British kids TV show where I had to skateboard as a French maid...thankfully the video evidence is gone!
Guest trainers: We also offer special seminars, workshops and workouts with many of the outstanding folks who are based in or traveling through Chiang Mai.
ADDRESS: Chotana Road (107), Muang, Chiang Mai, 50300, THAILAND (We are on Google Maps -- check our our LOCATION page!)
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org / PHONE: 082-381-4938 / ไทย: 081-031-3065
Looking for a taxi? Call our friend Pi Pong and he can come himself or arrange a songtaew (red truck) to come pick you up: 081-885-096