In 2010, CrossFit Chiang Mai become the first CrossFit gym to open in Thailand. At the time this article was published, it was one of just three affiliated gyms in the Asian country.
During a recent trip to Chiang Mai, I caught up with CFCNX owner and head coach Mark Ritchie to find out more about the box, and his CrossFit journey.
Ritchie first came to Thailand as a student many years ago. He returned with his wife to teach a study abroad program with Americans.
With the help of Mike Anderson from CrossFit Malibu, Ritchie set up CrossFit Chiang Mai to offer students a way to keep fit while abroad.
In no time, the word spread and CrossFit Chiang Mai now has more than 80 active members with hundreds of drop-ins every year and plans to expand in 2013.
In addition it is the only place outside America to offer a USAW Weightlifting Program.
Make sure you check out the full interview in the video above.
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