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Ed Haynes

Ed Haynes

Ed is the Founder and Head of Performance & Programming at CFPT. Ed is a former Hong Kong international rugby player, but chose to follow a career in fitness after seeing the benefits of sound strength and conditioning principles, which helped him recover from some major injuries during his playing career. In his early days as a fitness professional, Ed’s desire to develop a deeper understanding of exercise physiology and science lead him to complete the Poliquin Level 1 and 2 Strength and Conditioning certifications. 

Through research and self experimentation, Ed developed a love for CrossFit, but was unsatisfied with the lack of ‘structure’ and ‘science’ behind most CrossFit Programmes. In 2013, Ed continued to develop his education with OPEX, which helped to form the bridge between Strength and Conditioning principles and the ideas behind mixed modal fitness. He has since completed modules in assessment, programme design, and nutrition. He has also completed a mentorship programme with Eoin Lacey and the Irish Strength institute, CrossFit level 1 cert, and has worked with a number of Olympic Lifting and Gymnastic specialists such as Chad Vaughn, Donny Shankle, Dave Durante, Ido Portal and Lifthard’s Kirksman Teo.  

Ed is regularly participating in CrossFit sanctioned events, and finished 29th in the Asia Region in the 2014 CrossFit Open. He was also a member of Team CSTL at the 2014 Asia Regional, where they finished 4th overall.