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Marcus Filly

CrossFit Games Athlete, Founder of Revival Strength
@marcusfilly

Currently living in?
San Rafael, California 

Where would you live if you could live anywhere?
Italy! Tuscany region in a countryside home not far from Siena. 

Do you have a nickname?
Growing up people called me Marc. I let that go in college. Happy with the shift. 

You can only have one type of food the rest of your life, what is it?
Not health related? I'd probably go with noodles. Noodles of all types. So many cultures have such amazing dishes that are noodle based. Italian, Korean, Chinese, Thai, etc. Meat, veggies, carbs, broth, YUM! 

Bucket list travel destination or experience?
I really want to go to Bora Bora with my wife. It is a dream of hers and mine to sleep in one of those bungalows that are over the water.

Scary movies, yes or no?
Absolutely NOT. I can't stand them. I have enough stress as it is. 

Top burger recommendation?
I'd probably go with the HAND Burger from the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Burger shaped to fit into a hot dog bun and just done simply. So good at the turn on any 18 hole round. 

Favorite coffee spot?
Philz Coffee in Corte Madera. Philtered Soul with cream!

Favorite non-CrossFit sport?
Golf for sure. Don't get to play much anymore with the little kids and business, but it will be my retirement sport for sure.

What do you wish you had time to learn or do more of?
Right now I wish I could invest some time into learning to rock climb. I got inspired by Free Solo and have been on a mission to consume a ton of climbing media lately.

One thing no one knows about you?
I'm a pretty open book. But still to this day most people don't know that I was a Medical Student and almost went down the path to become a doctor, not a fitness coach and athlete. 

What's the quality or life experience you can point to that has most contributed to your success (whatever success means to you)?
Strangely, the pursuit of becoming a Medical Doctor (MD) taught me so many things about myself, gave me a base of physiology knowledge, and introduced me to health care in a number of ways. It set me down the path I'm on today indirectly.

What’s next?
For me I want to continue to inspire a generation of coaches and clients to return to the FITNESS FOR LIFE concept. Really use the fitness we have all come to love in the gym through Functional Training and find ways to really use it for individuals to create success for them long term.

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