Sean McAuliffe

  • Certificate 4 Mechanical Engineering
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Judge 2015, 2016
  • CASI Snowboard Instructor
  • Tri-athlete : 3rd, AKO 2014 age group 30-39, 2nd, AKO 2015 age group 30-39


I'm Sean McAuliffe Head Coach and owner of CrossFit Minami, CrossFit has changed my views on overall health and fitness. After

many years doing traditional weight training in gyms to build my body, I never really achieved what I was looking for - real world fitness.

I always did compound weight lifting routines but lacked the variety of gymnastics, cardio and weight lifting I have discovered through CrossFit.

I am a qualified motor mechanic and having worked in remote locations in the Australian mining industry for the last 14 years, I've had exposure to a wide range of changing physical and environmental demands.

I was introduced to the sport by a colleague who owns CrossFit Mandurah and immediately fell in love with the challenges, competition and camaraderie that comes with it.

Working away from home in mining meant I had to use the gym facilities available; I immediately changed my training style to follow CrossFit's principles and derived the results I'd long been seeking.

I moved to Koto Kinabalu, Malaysia and trained at X45 CrossFit Kota Kinabalu for a few months. The CrossFit community spirit only reinforced my appreciation of this highly satisfying form of exercise.

My plan for CrossFit Minami is to educate people of Osaka on how to achieve their best level of health and fitness. To help people live healthier, happier lives, perform better and achieve their highest goals.

At the moment I feel there is much that is misunderstood about general fitness in Japan and I intend to do all I can to change it, using CrossFit to pave the way so that others can experience the life changing benefits I have.


Sean McAuliffe

CrossFit Minami
Osaka Japan


藤原 美太郎

Yoshi Fujiwara

  • University of British Columbia – Kinesiology Major
    ブリティッシュコロンビア大学 – 運動生理学 専門
  • CrossFit Level 1
    クロスフィット レベル1
  • Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer
    カナダ運動生理学協会 パーソナルトレーナー
  • Individualized Training for Clinical Populations
  • 2005 Junior Premier Baseball League Champions
    2005年 ジュニアプレミアベースボールリーグ チャンピオン (西カナダ優勝)
  • 2001 Babe Ruth Baseball Provincial Tournament MVP
Growing up I played 10 different sports - my main one being baseball. I was fortunate to be able to play baseball at the highest level for high schoolers in Canada. 
After graduating with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, I worked as a personal trainer in Vancouver for 3 years. 
I've been lifting weights for the past 15 years, so I'm always looking for something new. I first tried CrossFit in March of 2015 and was hooked instantly. 
6 months later I had the opportunity to get my CFL1 and jumped at it. Now I have the pleasure of sharing my knowledge as a coach here at CrossFit Minami. 
I'm here to help people get closer to their goals, whatever it may be. Please don't hesitate to ask me questions!
Yoshi Fujiwara
CrossFit Minami Coach