Growing up in South Africa, Marnus competed at a national level in track and field throughout high school and college. Through his athletics training, Marnus discovered a love for lifting weights – this, combined with his competitive nature, made CrossFit a natural fit, first as an athlete and later as a coach.
Marnus is passionate about helping people improve their way of life, and is known for rewarding clients’ hard work by telling them how “… fan-TASTIC” their performance was.
Marnus is addicted to old school rock ‘n roll, coffee, and power naps. His vertical stature makes for highly comical burpees.
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
COACH/FITNESS OPERATIONS MANAGER
Hannes is a sports specific conditioning and rehabilitation specialist. He’s always had a deep interest in movement mechanics and went on to study Kinesiology, Human Movement Sciences, and Sports Conditioning at university. CrossFit’s focus on optimizing efficiency in movement made it a natural fit for Hannes.
Hannes truly appreciates the moments that come together when members realize the effects of the hard work and hours that go into making a healthier life. Making a difference in people’s lives is what he loves about being part of the Iconic Fitness team.
CO-FOUNDER/WOMEN’S FITNESS HEAD COACH
Reyhana has been an athlete since almost before she can remember, starting competitive figure skating at the age of 9 and participating in softball, mountain biking, and athletics throughout her upbringing in South Africa. When she discovered CrossFit shortly after moving to Dubai, she was hooked – little did she know it would lead her to meet her husband Andy and open a gym herself!
As a CrossFit competitor, Reyhana qualified as a team athlete for the CrossFit Regionals in 2014 and 2015, and competed in the finals of the Fittest in Cape Town Competition in 2016. (Despite this, she still can’t stand people watching her lift.)
Reyhana is passionate about teaching her athletes to move well. She believes the foundation of good movement is knowing how to move your own body, so she focuses on drilling body-weight and gymnastics exercises in her coaching. Seeing the faces of her athletes as they get their first strict pull-up or muscle-up is the ultimate reward for Reyhana! Reyhana also runs Iconic Fitness’ Elements program for beginner athletes, and loves seeing “normal people” gain the confidence to try CrossFit for the first time!
Reyhana can be bribed into doing virtually anything with the promise of Tumbles or a coconut Toblerone.
CrossFit Level 1
If there’s a sport, Andy’s played it. If there’s a challenge, Andy is up for it! Andy is the consummate definition of “sports fanatic” and is also a talented athlete, having played professional basketball in the UK for 8 years and having won the league championships in 2005, 2008, and 2010.
With his love of sportsmanship and competition, CrossFit was a natural fit for Andy, and he has enjoyed great success as a competitive CrossFit athlete, including being a member of a 6th-place team at the 2014 Asia Regionals. While Andy still trains hard, he makes sure to take time to do all the fun and challenging things his fitness allows him to do outside of the gym… including (but not limited to) competitive hot-dog eating contests at UBK.
As a coach, Andy thrives on the excitement and enthusiasm of his members. With a background as a university instructor and youth sports coach, it was a natural transition for Andy to become a fitness coach and trainer, and he is truly happy to be a part of each athlete’s fitness journey as they overcome obstacles and become their best selves. Andy’s daily goal is to make every workout so fun that his athletes forget how challenging it can be to get fit!
Andy believes high fives are the glue that holds society together.
CrossFit Level 1
REPs Level 3 Personal Trainer
Olympic Weightlifting Level 2