What makes them tick?
Clare is an Owner and Personal Trainer at CrossFit Cavaliers! Clare has CrossFit Level 2 Trainer certification and was a CrossFit judge at the 2013 Asia Regional CrossFit competition in Seoul, Korea and 2016 Pacific Regional competition in Sydney, Australia .
Clare previously lived the life of many young Hong Kong professionals – long working hours in the financial services industry, after work socialising and not much time for the gym. In 2012, she discovered CrossFit which proved life-changing. Clare quickly fell in love with the variety of workouts and developing her strength. Evenings in Soho were exchanged for working out with friends, learning new skills and trying to improve on previous workout times.
Clare knows what it takes to make fitness gains in and out of the gym. She has a talent for setting targets for clients to achieve their goals, particularly for helping girls get their first pull-up! She often works with clients who, at first, are unable to squat or do a push up with a full range of motion. After a few sessions with Clare, the same clients achieve their goals and find motivation, strength and determination. She is mature and her experiences in her own fitness journey, is a valuable tool in relating to the people that she trains.
Quote: "The pain is in the brain!"
Juan Manuel Perez Becerra
Juan was born in Venezuela and has lived and coached in many countries including Spain, Germany, United States and now Hong Kong. Juan has been passionate about weightlifting since his early university years and has been coaching since 2004.
Juan was part of the medical team at the Regional CrossFit Games in 2016-2018 and Wodapalooza. In 2019 and 2023 Juan won the Gold Medal in the Weightlifting World Cup (Masters).
Juan has previously worked around the world teaching and training people from different professions and occupations. It does not matter if you are just a beginner or professional athlete, safety and correct execution of the exercises and movements, will be always his priority.
Quote: “Self-awareness is a key to move good”
Emily is a full time secondary school Art teacher with a background in sports including dance, team sports and yoga. She lived in Shanghai for 12 years before moving to Hong Kong in 2018. Naturally drawn to teaching and helping others, Emily began teaching yoga in 2008. She explored running, taking part in several half marathon events, before starting CrossFit in 2015. From then on, she became obsessed with weightlifting, discovering that fitness is not just something to do to be physically fit, but also is the best way to improve mental health.
Since then, Emily has been coaching CrossFit, constantly seeking to improve her knowledge of anatomy, skills, technique, mobility and nutrition. She has competed in the 2016 Crossfit China Championships, 2017 China Invitational, and 2019 Asia Crossfit Championships.
As a coach, Emily seeks to help athletes gain more awareness of their mental habits just as much as their physical technique. She wants people to have fun with fitness and find joy in building mental toughness and physical strength.
”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” - Aristotle
“Never put an age limit on your dreams.” – Lauren Fisher
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Matthieu is an experienced personal trainer with a CrossFit Level 2 certification, as well as a CrossFit gymnastics certification.
His journey into the fitness world began when he was 18, right after finishing high school. From the very start, he felt a strong connection to fitness, and as he made progress, his interest grew even more. This passion led him to decide to become a fitness trainer, and he started his career at the age of 20.
Matthieu has worked as a trainer in different countries, starting in France, then moving to Australia, before joining CrossFit Cavaliers in Hong Kong
What sets Matthieu apart is his genuine dedication to helping people on their fitness journeys. He doesn't just focus on the exercise aspect; he believes in making the whole process enjoyable. Whether you're just starting or already experienced, Matthieu's approachable style and commitment can guide you to your fitness goals, all while having a good time along the way.
If you're looking for a skilled professional who not only knows his stuff but also makes working out a positive experience, you should definitely come meet Matthieu at the gym. His presence and passion are sure to inspire you, regardless of where you are on your fitness path.
Quote: "Go big or go home"