Kelly Friel


OCCUPATION: Mortgage advisor, Crossfit Southampton Co-Owner & Mother of 2 beautiful girls

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: 2013 London Throwdown (34th overall), 2013 Crossfit Games European Regionals, 2014 Battle of London Qualifier (33rd overall), 2014 Crossfit Games European Regionals, 2014 European Inferno (Winners), 2015 The Athlete Games (3rd Master 35+), 2015 The British Championships (3rd overall), 2015 European Inferno (Winners), 2015 Masters at war (Winners), 2016 The Athlete games (13th overall)

SPORTING ICON: Kelly Holmes

TYPICAL TRAINING DAY SNACKS: These include spinach pancakes and plenty of almonds

FAVOURITE EXERCISE: Squats, squats and more squats! I like a bit of handstand walking, too

LEAST FAVOURITE EXERCISE: Muscle ups – these are the bane of my life!! I’m hoping one day I’ll learn to love them

FAVOURITE WORKOUT SONG/S: Tidal Wave by Sub Focus

ULTIMATE WORKOUT PARTNER: My partner in crime - Becky Standen

PERFECT REST DAY: Going out for dinner with the family

FAVOURITE CHEAT MEAL: All kinds of cake and anything that involves peanut butter

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Chalk and Mascara

FUN FACT: I starred in a RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Video for windsurfing! When I was 10 years old, I was picked to travel out to Spain for the making of the Windsurfing video. Fast-forward to my Honeymoon in Mauritius in 2011… My husband and I thought it would be great to get on a board and head out into the Ocean but had to be rescued as I couldn’t make my way back to shore!

FAVE BEAR STRENGTH ITEM/S: The ‘Push Your Limits’ cropped vest and all the sweaters