Efficient & EXCITING
Whatever your goals are, we will work towards it with full focus and fun. In my personal training I combine the latest input from science with practical experiences. No nonsense proven principles will be mixed with individual experimental discoveries to create the most efficient and exciting training. The constant overlapping pillars are strength, mobility, movement and (optional) swimming.
Strength is the stable anchor of a human body. We will work with- and certainly without weights aswell, as in only bodyweight.
Without proper mobility strength is pretty useless and can even harm. A strong and flexibel body functions best.
Movement means self organising, free, coordinative, playfull, interactive, intelligent, physical expression.
From my professional experience as a competitive swimmer and waterpolo-player, I provide (optional) personal swim training and will give all the technical cues to improve your stroke.
I was born in ‘83 and have been living sports and movement in general all of my life. From being an infant I did competitive swimming and started playing professional level waterpolo as a teenager. For my club PSV Eindhoven I played several european cups and I have also represented my country, The Netherlands.
Then on the age of 25 I got hit by a car. The hit was so hard, that the clip of the helmet cut my neck open and I suffered two brain bleedings. I don't remember a thing, but luckily the cut just missed my artory, otherwise I would have not been around anymore.
From the moment I came back to The Netherlands I suffered from disorientation, emotional problems, concentration- and other mental issues and I was losing all muscles around my left shoulderblade because my nerves were damaged aswell. All in all a very difficult period in my life. Luckily I got great guidance from mental- and physical health professionals and so after half a year I started picking up life as usual.
First thing I did was going back to my number 1 passion: sports. We know about all the advantages of movement and one of these is the release of the hapiness hormones. The other advantage was getting physically stronger and getting the neural signals back around my shoulderblade, so my muscles would grow back. Another pro, maybe even more important, is that my training and complex movements had massive advantages for the development and rewiring of my brains.
And so I recovered fully, regained my confidence and took my first serious job as an accountmanager. I wanted to prove to myself and others that I could do it. It was not going to take long though, because I had far too much physical energy to be sitting behind a desk or in a car and I should be pursuing my physical talents and understanding and use that for a profession.
The only one that did not realize that though, was I. And so I kept on doing the same thing for one and a half year, not wanting to give up, untill I reached the point of hating my job and getting burned out.
Again I went back to my roots, picked up training hard and started studying several international top personal training educations, I learned from all kinds of movement professionals and started to work as an outdoor private and corporate grouptrainer; crawling like animals, lifting logs, climbing trees, all in all moving naturally as humans are suposed to move.
While doing this I also started my personal training career, being an intern at the first personal training studio in Amsterdam and building my own clientèle in the meantime.
Then again after a year and a half I decided to stop working for a company and put all my energy in my own personal training business and have been growing ever since.
In the meantime I have been putting myself in challenging situations by learning totally new sports and movement practices. On the age of 33 I started playing rugby and Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Nowadays I feel stronger than ever, but stay humble and keep on traveling and learning from the best in their physical and mental fields.
Let me listen to your life and your wishes, so I can use my experience to guide you towards your greatness.
– Cert. Mylogenics - Rehab & Release | Overload | 2017 (Bleiswijk)
– Cert. Performance Specialist (L2) | Poliquin | 2017 (Aarhus)
– Seminar | Fighting Monkey | 2017 (Antwerp)
– Cert. Advanced Correctives (L2)| Functional Movement Systems | 2016 (Laren)
– Rafe Kelley | Evolve Move Play | 2016 (Amsterdam)
– Cert. FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCms) | Functional Range Conditioning | 2015 (Antwerp)
– Ido Portal | ‘Movement sessions’ internship & 'Corset' workshop | 2014 (Berlin & Amsterdam)
– Bodyweight Seminar | Gold Medal Bodies | 2014 (Driebergen)
– Cert. trainer Natural Movement | MovNat | 2014 (Paris)
– Master Sc. | Social Sciences – Leisure Studies | Tilburg University | 2008