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Old 09-12-2013, 01:32 AM   #11
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Re: What is a reasonable salary for a trainer to relocate to Asia?

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hey thanks for the advice. i tried scanning the affiliate map but on dragon has a working website. what's the price range in sh?
this is iron dragons site - http://www.crossfit-irondragon.com/
this is the mewellness one (i prefer this one IMO it's more professionally run) http://www.reebokcrossfitmewellness.com/

you'll also find the mewellness one has a facebook group.


cost-wise if i remember iron dragons prices are around the same about (RMB-china currency)2-300/ one time visit = about 30-40 USD. i think both accept drop-ins unannounced but mewellness has a zen planner calendar with all their times.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:27 AM   #12
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Re: What is a reasonable salary for a trainer to relocate to Asia?

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sorry, but that's a pretty close-minded statement. firstly Hong Kong and Macau are considered 'special administrative regions' - meaning they operate under law and governance outside of the china government something that was agreed to during their 'hand over' (i.e. return) to Chinese rule (hong kong was in 97). next, China might be 'communist' but that doesn't mean there are hazards to living in China (other than air pollution, terrible driving, and uneducated farmers), if anything the standard of living and quality of life is higher than the UK (i grew up in london) and i would guess some parts of the US. Finally, there's a thriving community of expats in china macau and hong kong, in shanghai (where i'm currently stationed) there's at least 400,000 expats (in a city of 30million).

you wouldn't need 'hazard pay' but you DO need to pay relocation costs, and a higher (expat) salary to make it worth someone to move there. in addition you'd need to pay for visas, health insurance, living expenses and usually an annual return flight. you'd be better off trying to hire local, which for Hong Kong and macau shouldn't be too difficult, mainland china might be more of a challenge.
OK to say I made a statement is false, it was a question and I feel a legitment one. I know that China is a communist country so I merely asked the question. I was stationed in South Korea for years and recieved hazard duty pay, where did the hazard threat come from? North Korea and (drum roll) China! so again I feel my question was legit. I'll be sure to get my mind open next time I dont know something about a country I'm not from though.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:08 AM   #13
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Re: What is a reasonable salary for a trainer to relocate to Asia?

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this is iron dragons site - http://www.crossfit-irondragon.com/
this is the mewellness one (i prefer this one IMO it's more professionally run) http://www.reebokcrossfitmewellness.com/

you'll also find the mewellness one has a facebook group.


cost-wise if i remember iron dragons prices are around the same about (RMB-china currency)2-300/ one time visit = about 30-40 USD. i think both accept drop-ins unannounced but mewellness has a zen planner calendar with all their times.
will probably opt for unlimited lol after all who would think 1s a week is enough lol
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:09 AM   #14
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OK to say I made a statement is false, it was a question and I feel a legitment one. I know that China is a communist country so I merely asked the question. I was stationed in South Korea for years and recieved hazard duty pay, where did the hazard threat come from? North Korea and (drum roll) China! so again I feel my question was legit. I'll be sure to get my mind open next time I dont know something about a country I'm not from though.
ITs ALL GOOD GUYS no offense was taken. I am used to ppl misunderstanding MACAU and HK = CHINA
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:24 AM   #15
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Re: What is a reasonable salary for a trainer to relocate to Asia?

Samuel, I have an affiliate in Hong Kong, CrossFit The Lion Rampant and I think that a box in Macau is an interesting idea. I wonder how much of the local population there would be into CrossFit, it seems to me that the demographic in Macau is mostly visiting gamblers and the expat population isn't very high, in my box in HK I have less than 10% local students, over 90% being expats. Getting coaches from overseas will be expensive because, as you correctly stated, you will need to offer more than they currently are paid to entice them to relocate, other considerations are medical insurance and housing allowance. This will have to be weighed against the expected revenue generation.
Regarding Shanghai training, I agree with a poster above that Reebok CrossFit MeWellness is the superior facility, although I hear they don't have washrooms!
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