KELLY FRIEL

Favourite WOD: Lumberjack 20

Favourite Lift: Clean & Jerk

Qualifications: 

  • Crossfit level 1 Trainer
  • Crossfit level 2 Trainer
  • Crossfit gymnastics trainer
  • Crossfit gymnastics advanced
  • Crossfit mobility trainer
  • Greenwood Weightlifting instructor
  • British Weightlifting Level 1 Assistant Club Coach
  • British Weightlifting Level 2 Instructor
  • LSSM Sports and Remedial Massage therapist – BTEC Level 5

From a young age I had a keen interest in fitness but I couldn’t find anything I enjoyed enough to pursue in a competitive capacity. I did the gym thing in my late 20’s and by accident started taking part in XT gym based comps- where I became the top athlete in the UK and was unbeaten at the top level for 2 years. 

I was introduced to CrossFit by my coach Ben Allen in 2012 when CrossFit Southampton first opened its doors. After many years of him telling me how amazing it was, he was right and I was hooked. I loved the varied types of exercise, but loved the lifting element CrossFit offered most of all. 

I am often asked what my sporting background was prior to CF- the truth is I didn’t have one. I believe anyone can CrossFit in some capacity regardless of their history and I believe I am testament to this!

I have learned a lot about myself since discovering CrossFit and I love to share my knowledge and experience with new and existing members alike. I get a buzz out of helping people achieve things that they never thought would be possible. I believe that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. 

To further my knowledge I studied my Level 5 in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.  As well as training hard we need to look after our bodies and ensure that we get the right recovery. Sports massage can be for everyone; whether you’re an elite athlete, full time parent, keen gardner, desk bound office worker or just stressed out , the treatment can be tailored to meet you individual needs.

Achievements:

  • Jan 2013 – Qualified for the finals of London Throwdown- finished Top 50- 3months after starting CrossFit
  • May 2013 & 2014 – Qualified for the CrossFit European Regional finals in Copenhagen- finished – 39th/37th
  • January 2014 – Qualified for the finals of Battle of London and finished 33rd
  • August 2014 – European inferno – pairs- Finished 1st place
  • January 2015 – Qualified for finals of the Athlete games in Manchester- Masters 35-40 finished 3rd
  • March 2017- British Masters Weightlifting Championship-  1st place  (New British record in Snatch/ Clean & Jerk and Total)
  • August 2017- European Masters Weightlifting Championship  in  Sweden- 1st place. (New world record 40+ in Clean & jerk (104kg) and total – 176kg)
  • April 2018 – Qualified for CrossFit Games Regionals in Berlin- finished 18th
  • April 2018 – Reached Online qualifiers for CrossFit Games Regionals in the Masters category 40-44 at position 6th
  • May 2018- Completed in the CrossFit Games Masters Online Qualifiers and finished 5th Overall- got spot for the CrossFit Games.
  • July 2018- Competed at the CrossFit Games in Madison –  Masters category 40-44- 2nd place (2nd UK Master to make podium)
  • Sept 2018- Swiss Alpine Battle- Pairs- Masters 40-44- 1st place
  • October 2018- The Cyprus Throwdown- Masters 40-44- 1st place
  • Masters At War 1st Place 2015/16/17/18- with Simon Friel

Come on In

opening times

Monday
06:30-07:30  |  17:45-21:00

Tuesday
06:30-07:30  |  11:30 - 13:30  |  17:45-21:00

Wednesday
06:30-07:30  |  11:30 - 13:30  |  17:15-21:00

Thursday
06:30-07:30  |  11:30 - 13:30  |  17:45-21:00

Friday
06:30-07:30  |  17:45-20:00

Saturday & Sunday
09:00 - 11:00

Contact

phone

‭02382 182981

mail

info@crossfitsouthampton.com

address

CrossFit Southampton | Unit 3B Barton Park Industrial Estate Chickenhall Lane | Eastleigh | Hampshire | SO50 6RR