Head Coach

Certified CrossFit LVL 3 Trainer, NASM-CPT, ELEIKO Strength coach LVL1

Russian Mean Machine

Coach Ivan is proof that change is possible. On March 8, 2012 he was reborn and traded in booze and cigarettes for barbells and clean living. He began his new journey playing American football in Russia, using CrossFit as a supplemental strength and conditioning program. Soon, he found himself focusing more and more on CrossFit, and less on Football. It became his passion, and he decided to make another change to pursue a career in health in wellness. He began coaching at the end of 2012. 

As a certified coach with experience on both ends of the health spectrum, Ivan is able to relate to people on personal levels and has used his experience to help motivate and inspire others to do the same.

“let’s do it one more time”

Sreymao PO

Certified CrossFit LVL 1 Trainer

Big things in small packages

Our very own Ms. Sreymao won Fittest Female in Cambodia in the 2019 CrossFit Open.  More importantly, she’s a kick but coach who inspires us all. Sreymao has been at Amatak longer than anyone except Corbett, starting first as a Barista at our Kettlebell Cafe, then moving on to assistant coaching while simultaneously showing everyone in class she could snatch with the best of them. She started her Crossfit journey in March 2017 and attained her CrossFit Level 1 in 2019. 

Sreymao believes that training is supposed to make you stronger for life in general. Her Continuous improvements and surpassing her previous personal records give her a great sense of accomplishment and improves the way she sees herself.

“I like hugs” [not really, Corbett wrote that]

Sokhat “Bonx” LONG
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Big heart, big smiles, bigger biceps.

A proud Cambodian, Bonx started Crossfit in 2015 and has been coaching with Amatak since 2018. Bonx loves the variety of movements in the WODs and is discovering natural gymnastic ability he didn’t even know he had. He loves how CrossFit is always changing creating new challenges. Snatches and cleans are his favorite movements to teach and he can finish 30 bar muscle-ups before you finish your coffee.

“Muscle Up? You mean getting on the rings?”

Jonald “Ron Ron” ANTIPORTA
Bootcamp Coach

Originally from the Philippines, Jonald was the head cook at Kettlebell Cafe and would cheer everyone on during workouts and then joined in, only to be drawn more and more to coaching. Ron Ron started Crossfit in May 2018 but still feels like he started only yesterday. Now he spends his time between the two, when he’s not serving up healthy meals, he’s serving kettlebells and box jumps.

“Every-time I’m waiting for my class, I feel nervous, and quite often overthink things. But in my mind there is a voice – just believe in yourself, nothing is impossible– and then i know it is the time to rise and shine”.

Corbett Hix
Founder & Managing Director

Certified CrossFit LVL 2 Trainer

Corbett founded CrossFit Amatak in 2014 after a surprising number of people, continued to join him for some reason to work out in a dusty parking lot in the blazing Phnom Penh sun. With a work life that is usually 60+ hours a week, his biggest love of CrossFit is the efficiency and the community. He splits his time supporting Amatak as a coach, manager and graphic designer. When he’s not hiding out at Amatak, he’s usually over Factory Phnom Penh where he is Director. 

Corbett has B.A. in American Studies from the University of Texas and an M.A. in International Development from American University (Washington, DC).

“I’m not a role model.”