CrossFit Kyoto > Company
An official CrossFit facility, est. 2011
One of the 3 first CrossFit gyms in Japan
The first CrossFit gym in Kansai area
Our head coach is a highly-experienced Level 3 Trainer
Trained over 600ppl since 2011 *as of 2018
Experience in training 8 coaches
Eclectic & interesting mix of foreigners & Japanese
My Bottle Activity As part of our environmental awareness efforts, we provide free clean WELL water. Rather than purchasing water in PET bottles, we ask our members to bring their own refillable bottle.
We also provide cups for people who don't have their own bottle.
3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) We promote the 3Rs in our gym operations and product sales. Reduce (Avoid single-use items), Reuse (Use items more than once) and Recycle (Recycle when possible).
Our t-shirts are made from eco-friendly materials: a blend of 50% organic cotton and 50 % recycled PET.
Zero food loss and paperless The WAKABar Nutrition Nook does not produce any food loss. We arrange menus and conduct inventory management to eliminate waste and reduce garbage. Whenever possible, we also use a paperless system for enrollment procedures and internal meetings.
Local production for local consumption, organic, fair trade The food & beverages we offer are procured from local sources whenever possible. Coffee and other items not available locally, are procured based on fair trade policies. Organic and gluten free items we offer are carefully selected by the owner Ela.
Energy conservation Whenever possible we rely on natural airflow for cooling to promote low-energy operations. To keep members and the space cool during summer, we come up with all kinds of creative and environmentally friendly solutions like the well water mist, keeping all the windows open and the extractor fans and cooling fans on full power, and/or frozen pet bottles enjoyed by everyone for cooling down both during and after workouts. Crossfit inspires us to rely on our own body rather than machines so we can become fit without consuming or wasting electricity.
Russell traveled to Japan to study Aikido, the philosophy of which is physical and spiritual discipline in harmony with nature
Russell moved to Kyoto to participate in Buddhist studies
Russell and Ela meet
Russell obtains CrossFit Level 1 certification in Vancouver
(At the time, Level 1 certification could not be obtained in Japan)
Russell begins training as many as 5 students in Takaragaike Park
Registration with CrossFit headquarters to create CrossFit Kyoto
Russell rents a bamboo warehouse located west of Kyoto Imperial Palace to begin teaching
Russell teaches while Ela does DYI improvements
First purchase of commercial barbells to switch from using stone barbells 🙂
Russell obtains Level 2 Certification
Expansion of classes due to increased membership
Russell obtains Level 3 Certification
Decision to relocate to Wakaba Yu and Renovation of the old Sento (public bath house)
Start of Wakaba Classes
November 1 2019
Wakaba Yu in Kitaoji is renovated and CFK relocates
Company name:QAL 100 Co., Ltd. (QAL One Hundred)
Owner:Albisser Helene (Ela), Trott Russell Ewart
Established:June 3, 2019 (founded in 2011)
Location:56, Kita-onocho, Koyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 603-8161