“This is what my life has become. I do squats for rest.”

– Clodagh Kelly

What We’re All About

Intensity Matters (IM) is an outdoor exercise facility in Tokyo that strengthens all levels of fitness through functional cross training and exciting community activities! Our mission at IM is to create an environment where people come to laugh, learn, move, and grow together. We choose to accomplish this goal by introducing creative cohesive programming, professional coaching, and active community events! Check out the events page to see what we’re up to next! Our group sessions last sixty minutes every Monday to Friday, in addition to specialized classes throughout the month. The group workouts will cover a warm-up, a conditioning circuit or strength focus, and lastly the main high intensity workout of the day. At IM we use all sorts of equipment from resistance bands and agility ladders to kettle-bells and barbells, so expect something different and engaging every session!


Featured Coach

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  • A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Allan moved to Japan in 2005 and began  coaching high school track & field. Then in 2012 he moved to Tokyo and started one of the city’s only outdoor functional training gyms, now called Intensity Matters. At the same time, Allan never stopped competing in short distance track and sprint triathlons. His unique background combining speed and functional movement gives him unparalleled insight into how to make you faster. Allan puts emphasis on technique, discipline, and intensity for all functional movements. His ongoing quest to improve himself overflows into a desire to lift up everyone he coaches.

    • CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer
    • CF Kettlebell / Gymnastics Certified
    • Track & Field Coach (short distance specialty)
    • lululemon Ambassador

There is a big differences between a coach and a trainer. Any “trainer” can put a client though a workout and make someone sweat, feel tired, sore, or traumatized in some way. However, only a true “coach” empowers their students to realize their true potential, to discover and explore their real passions, and overcome their obstacles. A coach will inspire, motivate, educate and guide all the time… every time.

Intensity Matters hosts Tokyo’s best coaches who are here to share their expertise and more importantly, share their passion for helping others achieve their goals through fitness. Get ready to sweat more, get more and be more!


We are always excited to meet amazing, qualified coaches here in Tokyo or those just passing through. If you are a fitness coach and would like to lead an outdoor session at Intensity Matters contact us at info@intensitymatters.com


Free Trial

Get those feet wet with your sweat! Just wanna test the waters? Fine with us! This is a one time class to see if the life of an athlete is for you.


  • 5 Chome-12-5 Shirokane, Minato, Tokyo 1080072

  • MON-FRI 7:30PM-8:30PM

  • For those not living in Tokyo, the drop-in fee is ¥3000.

4 Class Pack

Looking to enjoy hanging with the IM crew once a week? This 4 class option will keep you on your toes with plenty of rest between the next session.


8 Class pack

Feeling up for two-a-weeks? Knew you had it in you:) Two classes a week will allow you to meet more of the crew while beating more of your goals!


16 Class Pack

Still hungry?? Okay, 16 it is! For the seriously serious about exceeding expectations… or those who just wanna have fun and be healthy 4 times a week:)