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Real Chalk  — The Awakening w/ Marcus Filly  — 30

Marcus Filly is owner and head coach at Revival Strength. He started his athletic journey as a child, playing multiple sports including soccer, baseball and golf, which eventually led to a collegiate career in soccer at the University of California, Berkeley. There he earned his degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Nutrition and Physiology.

His interest in both athletics and human health and performance eventually led him to CrossFit in 2007. Marcus has gone on to compete at the CrossFit Games 6 times, three times as an individual (2016 12th fittest) and three times as a team member (2012 6th fittest team).

He was also the captain and member of the Phoenix Rise in the NPGL. For two years he has been voted to the all GRID league team, in 2016 earning 1st team honors, and in 2015 earning the award for leadership excellence.

Marcus has been a health and fitness coach for 8 years since leaving Medical School in 2009. He was formerly a CrossFit facility owner for 5 years, has completed all 5 of the OPEX CCP courses, and has coached clients remotely from all over the world. He has coached athletes at the CrossFit Games as well as several Regionals athletes.

In this episode, Marcus takes us through his journey in fitness and how an injury changed his perspective. He also talks about his experience with James Fitzgerald, what’s OPEX and how it has influenced him, how Functional Bodybuilding and ATS started and where it is going, how he uses breathing and cadences to stay aware during workouts, how he was able to branch out from being just an athlete to now being a business owner, gym owner, dad, and much more.


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Resources: Awakening Training Series, Revival Strength (OPEX gym)

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