Árni Freyr, head coach at Iceland’s first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Sport has been an athlete his whole life. In 2010 after starting CrossFit to support his soccer (/football?) practice he soon dropped soccer and made CrossFit his number one focus and has not looked back since – CrossFit has completely taken over his athletic, professional and even personal life in a way.
Árni’s competitive CrossFit career started when he qualified for European Regionals with team CrossFit Sport in 2011, where they won and earned a spot at the CrossFit Games in LA. In 2012 he went to the Games on a team again and then finally competed as an individual at Regionals in 2013. After Regionals 2013 he started to turn his focus more towards coaching and began pursuing a degree in Sports Science at Reykjavik University.
He has since then worked as a coach full time, teaching classes and hosting workshops as well as one-on-one coaching. In addition to training thousands of CrossFitters of all levels at the box, he has through the years also worked with professional soccer (/football) players and with elite masters athletes such as Hilmar Harðarson, a multiple podium finisher at The CrossFit Games and Hrund Scheving, a weightlifter and world record holder in the 40-44 year old category.
Árni is currently working as head coach at both CrossFit Sport and CrossFit Suðurnes in Iceland as well as being Thuri’s coach. He is passionate about a smart approach to training, minimizing risk of injury while achieving the highest of performance goals, paying close attention to quality of movement and responsible programing.
- BSc Sports Science (Reykjavík University, 2016)
- Personal Training Diploma (Keilir – Health Academy, 2012)
- CrossFit Level 2