Athlete Profile

Athlete: Marcus Filly

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Northern California
TJs Gym Mill Valley
CrossFit Mill Valley
200 lb


Filthy 5016:14
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m0:59
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk345 lb
Snatch270 lb
Deadlift465 lb
Back Squat425 lb
Max Pull-ups63


I'm a San Francisco Bay Area native who has spent the better part of his life in Marin County. Growing up in Marin, I played soccer, baseball, and golf. I competed as a Division I athlete at the University of California Berkeley as a member of the Men's Soccer Team. While at Cal I pursued a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis on Human Physiology and Nutrition. I went on to complete a year of graduate work at the Ohio State University School of Medicine. My passion for health and fitness led me to change career paths and move in the to fitness industry. What began as an interest in improving my own athletic performance has morphed into a way of life and a tool to bring others closer to their health and performance goals. I found Crossfit in 2007 when I took a class from Kelly Starrett at SFCF. However, it wasn't until 3 years later that I took to the competitive CrossFit world. From 2010 to 2012 my affiliate competed at the CrossFit Games and in 2013 I made the switch to competing as an individual in the sport of fitness. Last year, I earned a spot to the 2013 CrossFit Games. It was a reflection of the love and passion I have for this sport. The personal journey I'm on with CrossFit keep me tied to the sport. I'm proud to be an owner and head trainer at TJ's Gym where I get to practice a form of health care that I've always dreamed I would have the chance to practice.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

Breakfast - protein and fat - lots of bacon Lunch - salad loaded with fat and protein and starch Dinner - cooked veggies, rice or potatoes, and meat Protein and Carbs post workout - Revive-Rx Recovery after every training session -

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

OPT for life!

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

College Soccer - Cal Berkeley 2012-2014

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I strictly schedule my rest days

5-6 days a week AM - aerobic sessions PM - intensive weight training and CrossFit

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

"I think that is what athletes on a higher level need to figure out. What is their game and how does their game work?" Photos courtesy of Ali Samieivafa.   After winning the 2011...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.12.14
It’s tournament time at the CrossFit Games. March Madness might be long in the past, but CrossFit fans had their brackets in order for the ZigZag Sprint, a four-...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.26.13
"The thing I love most about CrossFit is that it is a platform for all the things I probably love most in my life to come together -- my career, my athletic pursuits, my friendships and relationships...
Video, Posted Mon, 07.22.13
“There will be an opportunity for a break and healing in a couple of weeks, but right now, I have work to do.” “I’m a good team member, but can I compete individually? If I’m going to...
Article, Posted Sat, 07.13.13
Here are your 2013 Reebok CrossFit  Games qualifiers.   Here are your 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games qualifiers.  Africa Man David Levey Woman Carla Nunes Da Costa Team...
Article, Posted Mon, 06.10.13
"There is a guy out there who wants it bad, but hopefully I want it more," Pat Barber said.   Some new faces are headed to the 2013 CrossFit Games. When the dust cleared after a hard-...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
"Khalipa's kinda  good." ~Marucs Filly The handstand push-ups destroy the core, the toes-to-bars melt the grip, and then it’s anyone’s game when it comes to...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
Entering Event 7 in NorCal, Marcus Filly and Pat Barber are fighting for the fourth qualifying spot, separated by only one point. 
Video, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
"My expectations are to make a spot on the podium and stick with the game plan," Ashley Carriveau said.   Just because an event is short, that doesn’t make it easy. In Event 5, the...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
Marcus Filly, of CrossFit Mill Valley, is currently in fifth place. The relatively unknown athlete, who has competed formerly with the TJ's Gym team, had a great first day. He said his first year as...
Video, Posted Sat, 05.25.13