Guangzhou CrossFit athlete Boboyu, 38, who competed with her team Terra Cotta, said as soon as she arrived in Shanghai she was welcomed at a box to train, exemplifying the tight-knit community of CrossFit, even in China. Photo: Patrick Blennerhassett
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

CrossFit’s China invasion accelerates as middle class clamours for fitness identities and social status

  • The first Chinese Sanctional exemplifies how hot the high-end world of fitness is right now
  • The branded workout regime and sport has taken off in the country for a number of reasons

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Guangzhou CrossFit athlete Boboyu, 38, who competed with her team Terra Cotta, said as soon as she arrived in Shanghai she was welcomed at a box to train, exemplifying the tight-knit community of CrossFit, even in China. Photo: Patrick Blennerhassett
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