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My Own Encounter with Pain Psychology

I have a real interest in the psychology of pain and have written a couple of blogs about it (check them out here and here). Last week I had my own brush with pain psychology that I want to share with you.

At the time I was 6 weeks out from running the Boston marathon and […]

Toploper! Me?!? Schoorl Half Marathon

It wasn’t my intention to write a specific blog on the Schoorl Half marathon. However, I was so pleased about how it went that I thought it deserved its own spot in my blog.

This race was planned in the agenda quite a few months ago. Because I had only done a few weeks of […]

Boston Marathon Training Update

Earlier this month Boston Marathon were showing on Facebook and Instagram that they had already painted the finish line. At the moment I don’t feel the finish line is quite in sight. But training is definitely going well and has included a cross country.

As the year changed to 2017 my training took a turn […]

Workshop – Biomechanic Coaching for runners

Do you want to get the most out of your running?
This is a workshop for runners. We’ll partner up to learn key Biomechanics Coaching screening techniques and achieve direct results. You will take away invaluable DIY exercises that will help you feeling more free and aligned, boost your performance and reduce the chance of […]

Open day at Sport 371 – free sessions for runners

Date: Saturday 25 February 2017

Time: 11:30 – 15:30 / I’ll be giving my presentation at 12:15

On the 25th of February I will be giving a free workshop at an Open Day at Sport 371. It will be a free practical session called “How to become a more efficient runner and reduce injury risk with […]

Tip for more movement throughout the day

As you know, I find movement really important to keep your body healthy and prevent injury. I came up with this tip after having to get a lot done one day. It uses the Pomodoro method so it will also keep you working productively.

Here is the link to the Pomodoro method tool I use.

Client experience – getting back to training after pain

Here’s the story of one of my clients, Filiz, who I am so proud of working with!

Filiz used to be super sporty and fit. About three years before she came to me she had run the Dam2Dam (a popular local 10 mile run from Amsterdam to Zaandam) with perhaps not the correct training and […]

Core training – 4 Reasons to Question Why We Do It

OK, so this blog could be controversial and is probably the opposite to your expectations from a Personal Trainer. I decided to write this because I often get asked: “can we do lots of core today? I want a flat stomach”.

The more I learn, the more I challenge and question things. One of these subjects […]

Pain – extra thoughts

A few weeks back I went on a course about pain and I find it an interesting subject. Last month I wrote a blog about a few things I learned that I found very interesting. Today I want to share what other factors can influence pain.

1. Previous experience

If you have previously experienced an injury, your brain […]

Boston Marathon – Sports Psychology

As some of you may know, I am going to be running the Boston marathon (read here for more information). As a Personal Trainer I know the importance of training and having a plan to run it. The psychology is also part of the preparation. I am fortunate to be friends with a Sports Psychologist, […]