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What a pain! 3 things I learned about pain

I have recently been on a course about pain and have been finding it a very interesting subject. So today I thought to share three things that I’ve found extra-interesting.

1.Pain is normal

Pain is a normal part of our life. No one will go through life without it, and actually, even if at first glance you […]

Accomplishing Big Goals in Triathlon

Tamara found out about my personal training sessions in Amsterdam at a talk I gave at our mutual triathlon club’s training camp in the spring. I explained to the group how I can help them to move better that can in turn improve their efficiency over their swim, bike and run. Tamara had been […]

Half marathon triumph

Meet client Natalie. Natalie started coming to my boot camp over 2 years ago. Over a year ago she also started personal training.

Natalie had previously been a kick boxer to a high level (1st degree Black Belt in the North West Chinese Kickboxing Association) in England. She trained for long hours and had […]

Hills in Amsterdam – A training challenge

Training for hills in a flat city
On the 1st of November I started my training for the Boston Marathon.

And the biggest challenge is: how to train for a hilly course in a completely flat city?

Here are some of the training tools we (my coach and I) have come up with that are going to help […]

Boston Marathon – I’m in

Boston Marathon – I’m in
A few weeks ago I got my confirmation that I had been accepted for the Boston Marathon and last week we booked the flights and hotel. So it is really happening.

On telling people that I am going to be running Boston Marathon I have had two responses. The first is […]

Biomechanics Coaching Classes

Get more out of your running when you are not running

A programme for runners that want to get the most out of their running.

 

Only 10 places available
“With less pain and worries, running definitely gets more fun” – Joost
“my shin pain went away, and hasn’t come back” – Tamara
5 reasons to join

You want to […]

Foot Pain and Leg Length Difference

I have just seen a client for the third time. We’ve already made a positive difference to her foot pain. One of the things we have corrected is her leg length difference.
When I screened her we found that she had a leg length difference (as well as a few more areas where her movement […]

Success of a runner

Today I would like to share with you the story of a runner I have been working with.

Joost came to me because he had heard about what I do and wondered if I could help him with the problems he had been experiencing while running. I explained to him that I don’t treat pain and […]

Tight hamstrings?

On Saturday I was coaching a running group and after their long, slow-duration run one of the participants asked me about stretching afterwards. I realised later that even though his was a simple question, he had struck me a bit dumb and I wasn’t really able to give him the answer he was looking for.
The […]

Correct your body before changing your shoes

Do you need new shoes or a Biomechanics screening? Correct your body before changing your shoes.

I was recently in a running shoe shop where they are able to analyse how you run using videos, etc. and give advice on new shoes. I just caught the end of the conversation where they told the runner […]