Who is CFFC?

Training

We don’t chase numbers, we chase virtuosity.

Here at Fire City it’s not just about how heavy you squat or how big your snatch is, but we also value the beauty of a perfectly balanced pistol squat or an effortless kipping pull up.
Skill work will often take precedence over strength training because we believe in doing common things uncommonly well, while staying injury-free.


Every individual that enters our doors is treated as an athlete, regardless of your athletic background.
Our group of qualified coaches will make sure that your individual goals, needs and challenges are known so they can create a path for success for you.


It’s not about what you can do; it’s about what you’re willing to do!

Training

Community

Community

We are more than just a training facility- we are a family.

Fire City is home to one of the tightest CrossFit communities you’ll find anywhere in the world, bringing together members from all walks of life.
Our community may consist of doctors, designers, yoga teachers, rock stars, university students, members of the military, schoolteachers, chefs, professional athletes, mums, dads, and grandparents, but they all have one thing in common: they love to have fun.


Even though we’re in the pursuit of performance in the gym, we’re always looking for balance with activities that happen outside of class.
From yoga classes to obstacle races, potlucks to sharing recipes in our Facebook group, watching movies to watching one of our own perform on stage- you’ll probably forget you’re here to work out!

Our Team

Samuel Lim

Samuel Lim (Uncle Sam)

Head Coach

What is your athletic background?

I’ve always been active in trying out different sports, but I’ve mainly been a personal trainer since completing my National Service.
After being a trainer in the military, I started doing more endurance races. I was an avid participant of marathons, biathlons, aquathlons, duathlons and triathlons.

What is your favourite WOD?

I enjoy combination-based WODs (chippers), although I like them to be skill-based more than strength dominant. I don’t have a particular WOD that I would call my favourite, because I like the variety that the CrossFit principle provides.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

When I’m not at the box I will be spending time with my wife, Eereena. I am always trying to find a work-life balance, but I still enjoy meeting and getting to know people in our community outside of the box.
I love trying new activities as well, although it will usually be spontaneous ideas that spur my interest!

Certifications

  • B.Sc. Business with Psychology (University of SIM)
  • CrossFit Certified Coach Level 1 (Sydney, Australia)
  • CrossFit Certified Coach Level 2 (Singapore)
  • CrossFit Mobility (Davis, California)
  • CrossFit Kids (Denver, Colorado)
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting (Singapore)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics (Chiangmai, Thailand)
  • Fitness Instructor Course (Singapore Sports Council)
  • Physical Training Instructor (Singapore Armed Forces)
  • National Coaching Accreditation Programme Level 2 (Singapore Sports Council)
  • Club Weightlifting/ Sports Power Coach (Australian Weightlifting Federation)
  • Exercise and Pregnancy (Australia Graduate School of Health and Sport Science)
  • Premier Training Solution (PTS) – Resisted Movement Training (RMT)
  • Personal Trainer Pad Course (World Muay Thai Council)
  • Heart Rate Trainer (Polar)
  • CPR and AED Certified
Shawn Ng

Shawn Ng

Senior Coach

What is your athletic background?

I had been competing in track and field since I was 10.
Started off in 100m/200m sprints and converted to 400m sprints from JC onwards.
PB of 51.2 sec in my prime! Won individual Silver in Triennial University Games in the same event.
I have also been playing volleyball competitively since I was 16.

What is your favourite WOD?

I like any combination of gymnastics movements – especially HSPU and T2B. But for aesthetic fitness, would prefer to include combination of GHD sit-ups, T2B, bench presses (er… this is functional still… right, right?).
My all-time favourite WODs then have to be Stephen and J.T.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

I’ll be catching up with my reality TV series over weekend!

Certifications

  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Basic Exercise Course (BEC)
  • Fitness Instructor Course (FIC)
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA Lvl 1)
  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Trainer Course
  • GymnasticBodies Athlete
  • Attended Sports Massage Course
  • KT Taping Course
Jeremy Tan

Jeremy Tan

Senior Coach

What is your athletic background?

I've played competitive volleyball from age of 9 years old all the way until university.
I've represented my school and country in numerous tournaments and gained much international competition exposure.
Being able to perform under pressure is just one of the biggest lesson that is applicable to CrossFit, and life in general.

What is your favourite WOD?

No particular favourite WOD in mind, but I do find myself performing well in moderate length WODs as they tend to weed out the "dashers" who start out fast but slow down considerably after a while.
I also like WODs that involve pull-up bar work, kettlebells, rowing, and burpees. Yes, burpees.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

When I'm not coaching or working out, you'll find me often out of the box and out of the country.
I am a beach enthusiast and you'll see me sipping my favourite mojitos by the beach or pool bar.

Certifications

  • Crossfit Certified Coach Level 1
  • CrossFit Certified Coach Level 2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Certified Sports Masseur (Sports Solutions)
  • CPR/AED Certified
JP

JP

Senior Coach

What is your athletic background?

I have competed in

  • Track and field (SAFSA, National)
  • Adventure Racer XPD (Team Singapore)
  • Powerman Duathlon (Age group Champion)

What is your favourite WOD?

As long as it has got to do with weightlifting.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

At home watching anime.

Certifications

  • Crossfit Certified Coach Level 1
  • Crossfit Certified Coach Level 2
  • Crossfit Weightlifting Trainer Course
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Trainer Course
  • Singapore Weightlifting Coach Level 1 Certification
  • CPR/AED Certified
Elaine Goh

Elaine Goh

Senior Coach

What is your athletic background?

I don’t really have an athletic background.
Had once participated as a group event in one of the Aerobics Fitness competition many many years back.
Came in third position.

What is your favourite WOD?

Favourite WOD will be Annie by far.
I love double unders and Abmat sit-ups.
Anything that doesn’t involve wall balls or thrusters, I don’t mind doing.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

I love to go to the beach if the weather is good. You will find me at Tanjong Beach, Sentosa if I’m not working on Saturday.
Otherwise I will be hiding at Kinokuniya looking for cookbooks to experiment with at home.

Certifications

  • Specialized Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences (Republic Polytechnic)
  • CrossFit Certified Coach Level 1
  • CrossFit Certified Coach Level 2
  • Certificate of Basic Lifts Level II Proficiency Test (Singapore Kettlebell Club)
  • BodyPump International Certified (LesMills)
  • BodyCombat International Certified (LesMills)
  • Pilates Matwork Level 1, 2, 3
  • Exercise & Pregnancy Workshop (Australia)
  • Muay Thai Basic Hand and Food Pad Work
  • Aqua Fitness Instructor
  • Powerplate Level 1: Health and Fitness
  • Basic Sports Massage Course
  • Personal Leader and Personal Trainer (FISAF)
  • Basic Exercise Leader Course (SSC)
  • Fitness Instructor (Exercise To Music)
  • CPR/AED Certified
Farhan

Farhan

Senior Coach

What is your athletic background?

Played fencing (Men's Sabre) for school team for 3 years in tertiary, with several wins in individual men's Sabre and team events. Indulged in Ultra Marathons for the next 3 years.
I'm good at sleeping too.

What is your favourite WOD?

Helen and Karen. Anything that involves running, wall balls and handstand walks- I'm up for it.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

I'm currently an engineering student. Most of the time you can find me at the box; if not, enjoying some chicken off from KFC.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Certified Coach Level 1
  • CPR + AED certified
Alvin

Alvin

Senior Coach

What is your athletic background?

I spent 6 years in competitive water sports.
2 years dabbling in sprint kayaking followed by 4 years of Canoe-Polo at tertiary level.
Won a couple of medals at tertiary level, after which I retired and tried running a few marathons.
I eventually got bored of the hours and hours of running, and decided to give CrossFit a try.

What is your favourite WOD?

No favourite WOD yet! However, I tend to like WODs with pull-ups and double unders. I am currently learning to dislike burpees and rowing less.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

I'm a foodie, and on the weekends you'll probably find me exploring new restaurants or cafes. ‪ I'm still searching for good pancakes in Singapore! ‬ I love coffee, and get really cranky without my daily cup. If I don't smile at you in the box, it's probably just me missing my daily coffee fix. And for the record, KFC is awesome.‬‬‬

Certifications

  • CrossFit Certified Coach Level 1
  • Weightlifting Coach NCAP Level 1 (Technical)
  • CPR/AED Certified
Shi Kai

Shi Kai

Junior Coach

What is your athletic background?

I’ve always been an outdoor person, i could never sit still as a kid and even today, i still can’t.
I dare say there isn’t a sport i am not willing to learn and play.
Over the years i’ve picked up rugby, golf, soccer, wake boarding, snowboarding, just to name a few.
Competitively, i’ve represented my high school in badminton for 3 years and trained with the Victorian team in Melbourne.

What is your favourite WOD?

I like olympic weightlifting so i would have to say WODs like Grace and Isabel.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

As an avid gamer, i would either be behind a computer screen or a tv on my PS4. if not at home, i would likely be out at a climbing gym climbing or bouldering.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Certified Coach Level 1
  • CPR/AED Certified
Shirlyn

Shirlyn

Yoga Teacher

What is your athletic background?

None prior to joining Fire City; I was just doing a lot of yoga.

What is your favourite WOD?

No favourite WOD yet! However, I tend to like WODs with pull-ups and double unders.
I am currently learning to dislike burpees and rowing less.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

Rocking out with my band Shirlyn & The UnXpected or chilling with my two dogs Yoda and Yumi.

Certifications

  • Bikram Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2009
Donald Piret

Donald Piret

Tech Angel

What is your athletic background?

I only really started exercising after I moved to Singapore back in 2010.
A friend asked me to join him for a 10k race and as one thing led to another, 2 years later I was racing my first Ironman Triathlon.
After sustaining a back injury during a race I started looking for a form of exercise that I would enjoy more than running, swimming and cycling.
I gave CrossFit a try and haven't looked back since.

What is your favourite WOD?

Due to my endurance sports background I tend to perform better at longer workouts.
I think I would enjoy any workout with pull-ups but if I had to pick one favourite it would probably be Angie.

Where can we find you outside of the box?

I'm a software engineer by day, and when I'm not at work I'm either at the box, rock climbing, volunteering or working on a perosnal project.

Certifications

  • GymnasticBodies Athlete
  • Standard First Aid and CPR + AED certified

Facilities

Our 1800 square foot home has everything you are looking for in a CrossFit box.
We’re decked out with barbells and bumper plates. We have rowers and jump ropes. We have pull-ups bars, ropes and rings.
But most of all, we have the best people to fill it up!


Facilities