Age 28 years
Height 181 cm
Weight 83 kgs
Marius has been in the fitness industry for 10 years and is originally from South Africa, but has been in the UAE for 5 years now. Starting off as a Sports Remedial Massage Therapist after school, he then decided to take his love of exercise and study to be a Personal Trainer. After a back injury in 2011, Marius was unable to train for 10 months. Rehabilitationmade him more interested in functional fitness, which led him to Crossfit.
“Doctor told me I’d never been able to lift heavy again, so I sent him a clip of me hitting a 175kg back squat! Hahaha!”
Marius started the first Crossfit box in Abu Dhabi, Crossfit FTS, back in 2013. In 2015 he started up M.L. Fitness Consultancy, and through this company, he would help clients build their own boxes, both in their homes or big commercial projects.
CrossFit Level 2 Certificate (CF-L2)
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Strongman Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
How I train
Before – 5 days a week, some days 2 sessions on the day.
Now – once a week if I’m lucky
My Athletic Background
Played rugby and cricket all throughout school. Also swam and did track in high school. After school, he did the conventional gym and “body building” training. Found Crossfit 5 years ago, and fell in love with the Olympic Lifting aspect of Crossfit.
My Experience with Crossfit
“Crossfit is what brought me back from injury, no pun intended.”
My time with Crossfit