In this series, CrossFit trainer and filmmaker Amit Tripuraneni travels around six major Asian cities, sampling the cuisine, learning about the culture and exploring the local CrossFit scene.
In Episode 4, Tripuraneni travels to the densely populated island country of Singapore, which translates literally to “lion country.” This fitness hub in Southeast Asia is currently home to 17 CrossFit affiliates and a robust fitness scene that’s regularly on display with events such as dragon boat races on the Singapore River.
CrossFit Mobilus coach Richmond Loo Chuan Long says the CrossFit community is growing in Singapore, particularly among women.
Regional athlete Samuel Lim has been involved with CrossFit since 2007 and has seen the focus evolve to place a greater emphasis on fun and longevity. Lim coaches at CrossFit Fire City, which he proudly states is a “friendship box or community box.”
One of Lim’s biggest challenges is encouraging members to eat healthy in a food-obsessed city where options are plentiful but often not healthy.
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