OUR STORY

#WEAREURBANEDGE

 

The idea for CrossFit Urban EDGE (or as we like to call it, our “box”) was based on our individual CrossFit journeys. After doing CrossFit for a number of years while living active lifestyles, we noticed significant improvements in our fitness levels and overall mental and physical well-being. Some of us who are athletes observed that CrossFit markedly improved our endurance and performance in our chosen sport.

It is our passion and belief in CrossFit which led us to create our box in order to help people like you discover your personal EDGE – getting you to feeling, looking, and thinking your best on your own terms and at your own pace.

Jeff Lin

Founder and Coach

B.Sc.(Chiro)
M.Chiro
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

“CrossFit for me is the keystone to transforming myself both physically and mentally. I came across CrossFit during my last year in university whilst overweight and stressed out from all the assessments and exams. Through CrossFit I lost significant amount of fat and improved my physique as well as gaining mental toughness that allowed me to face both physical and mental obstacles with confidence and enthusiasm. As a chiropractor, the ideals are very much in line with how I live my life and what I teach to each and every one of my patients on a daily basis. Since moving to Singapore three years ago, I have noticed the growing popularity of CrossFit in Singapore but a distinctive lack of boxes here in central business district. Therefore, I hope to use my six years of CrossFit experience, as well as my profound knowledge in human movement/anatomy to help more Singaporeans gain exposure to CrossFit and transform their lives.”

#ChiroJeff

Paul Michaele Loiz

Founder and CrossFit Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

“I found CrossFit in New York three years ago and it changed my life. I discovered a passion that gave me the everyday feeling of self-progress and the ability to express fitness in my life – from competitive badminton, street dancing, finishing the grueling Tough Mudder course to running the race of my life, the New York City Marathon.
With CrossFit, there’s always something to look forward to and challenges to power through everyday, from humbling experiences like learning the highly technical “snatch” to the most uplifting moments of friends cheering me up as I did my very first ring muscle up.
Three years into CrossFit and I see myself stronger, more disciplined and yet I can only see a vision of me – even stronger, faster and healthier. The effects of CrossFit positively expressed in other aspects of my life – the surge of endorphins de-stress me, the strength and endurance helped boost my performance in sports, and the positive energy helped me manage work better. By being a CrossFit coach, I am excited to share to other people this life-changing experience called CrossFit and I am committed to giving my best for the pursuit of other people’s personal progress.”

#DJLoiz

Lynne Frayna

Founder and Lifestyle Partner

“I believe in living life to the fullest.
For me, it means living my days full of energy, traveling the world, learning something new every day. However, I’m a classic case of a person trapped in the wrong body. I have always wanted to do a lot of sports, but I come with a baggage of being tiny and weak, and with it comes learning things the hard way. The fire in my heart has always been stronger than the muscles in my body. Nevertheless, through the years I have found my way to win and level up in Judo, spent eight years on competitive dragonboat paddling, I’ve bungee jumped from Auckland Harbour Bridge, hang-glided off Tijuca forest in Brazil, surfed in Sri Lanka. I dive, climb walls and trek mountains. Moving to Singapore gave me easy access to wakeboarding and it has become the hardest [extreme] sport I have yet to master. This year, I got my eyes set on tennis, and then through friends I met CrossFit. Finally, it’s time for my muscles to level up! I know I will not be able to do these things forever, as we progress in life and career our days have become more of a juggling act. But I know that I can always keep that passion to stay active and fit. What is the best way to be truly engaged than to open my own box with friends? Do join me in my journey as I get to know CrossFit and its benefits and continue life’s adventures being active fit!”

#GirlBoss

Phuong Nham

Founder and Community Partner

“CrossFit really is a journey. It’s not the kind of gym you sign up to lose a few kilograms for the beach. It is an entirely new approach to fitness and healthy living that can’t help but seep into every aspect of your life. Within the first couple months, I was already seeing so many improvements. I was getting stronger, learning new movements, toning up my body and building up my confidence. It was not easy at the beginning and I often laughed at myself when I was always the last one who finished the WOD. And understandably, all of the ripped super veterans were done far before me – but they had all converted into full-on cheerleaders. You’ve got this! You can do this! Come on! …and they all counted down as I finished each one, ending the workout gasping, high-fiving, and feeling victorious.
CrossFit never failed to surprise me about what else my body could do. I still have learnt many different movements which I never imagined I could do before. I practice whenever and wherever I can, either it’s a lunge around the living room or a handstand in the office. I went to the box five-days-on-one-day-off and loved every sweaty moment.
Being part of a passionate team to build CrossFit Urban Edge is one of the best decisions of my life. I really hope you will see our box just as how we see it: it’s a community of support, aspiration, encouragement to learn and discover a better self.”

#CrossFitCultLeader

Jarell Low

Head Coach and Box Manager

Crossfit Level 2 Trainer
Crossfit Weightlifting Level 1
Crossfit Gymnastics
Crossfit Kettlebell
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1
Diploma in Sports and Wellness Management
CPR + AED/ Standard First Aid

“Spending two years of my life in the Commandos made me realize just how much further someone with a strong mental fortitude can push. I never thought that I would have been able to walk 72km in 24 hours or spend ten straight days out in the jungle with only four hours of sleep a day. But you never know what you are capable of till you have attempted it. Crossfit for me is unique and similar to what I’ve experienced because it’s not just a workout. It’s a dynamic workout that’s going to test your coordination, strength and endurance, and push you to your limits to do things you never thought you could, and to train you to be stronger both physically and mentally.
I hope that with my passion for coaching, I’ll be able to help the Urban Edge Community to get better, fitter and stronger every single day that they step into the box.”

#JLOW

Alyssa Quynh Tran

CrossFit Coach

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Since starting more than two years ago in Sydney, CrossFit has helped me overcome my severe hyperthyroidism without the need to undergo surgery or continue lifelong medication simply by turning my health and lifestyle around. I love that no matter how far you’ve come, there’s always a new challenge to tackle – heavier lifts, different technical skills, more reps, faster times.
Not only has CrossFit improved my physical fitness and strength, it has helped me become mentally stronger. This has definitely helped me in all facets of my life, including my work as a lawyer. I now understand that the most important development is not what you can see – but how you think. You will be amazed at what you can achieve!
I want to inspire others through my own achievements and am excited to continue my journey with the Urban Edge community. Hopefully I can help others become fitter, stronger, healthier, and happier!

#AQT

Patrick Hall

CrossFit Coach

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

“I have always had a love for competitive sport. It started when I was a young boy playing Little League Baseball during the long summer days back in Ohio (USA). Over the years, this evolved to include basketball, tennis, track and field, and American football. As an extension I have always maintained some basic level of fitness that fluctuated depending on the time of the year or how busy I pretended to be, but when I found CrossFit five years ago, everything changed. Coming to the gym was a treat, and I would miss the box if I was sick or had to travel. Unlocking new skills and achievements while being pushed and pushing others elevated my health and fitness exponentially.
Further, during this journey I discovered my passion for teaching and motivating others, and for science-based nutrition as this is truly the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. I am excited to coach and share my experience while pushing athletes beyond what they think they can do allowing them to expand their capacity. I am also happy to share what I have learned about nutrition and how to eat for fitness and health.
See you at the box!

#bestversionofyou

Nelson Tay

Urban Gymnastics Coach

Singapore Armed Forces Physical Training Instructor
CrossFit Gymnastics
YTT 200HRS (Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Course)
ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer

“I have kept myself physically active since the age of thirteen through artistic gymnastics and breakdancing. It is amazing how different fitness activities can bring out the camaraderie between people and am glad that I have fostered many valuable friendships along the way. It is my honour to be part of the CrossFit Urban Edge Community.”

#DreamBelieveTrainAchieve

George Dinu

CrossFit Coach

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

“My CrossFit journey started way back in 2013. The first workout left me lying on the floor for about 15 minutes, gasping for air and wondering how that had happened to me, despite having a decent fitness level (or so I thought!). I continued coming back in the next days, weeks, months and years, continuously learning new skills and getting better at all possible physical tasks required and constantly expanded the limits of what I thought it is possible to achieve. No matter the country I travelled, CrossFit helped me meet great people which I am proud to call my friends. CrossFit changed my life for the better and by coaching I would like to help others either to get started or continue their fitness journey and become the best version of themselves.”

#AccessoryGeorge