What to Expect at a First Session

The video below is what you can expect during your first biomechanics session with me. I wanted to make something that helped take away the uncertainty of coming to see me for a screening for the first time. This screening process allows me to find out what exercises to give to clients that are specific to how [...]

My new office reveal

As I mentioned here, we moved into a new house earlier this year. With it came the much dreamed chance to have a new office. I put a call out to you guys to help me come up with ideas on how I could design the room, with specific emphasis on the background for zoom classes and [...]

Thinking about pain 

Pain is a complicated subject. And as I come closer to a big race I am training for, I am sure likely to feel aches and pains as I always do. And then, no doubt, after the race, the pains will just disappear. It is really interesting how our bodies and minds are connected. A bit [...]

What can help women during perimenopause 

Perimenopause is the time around menopause when your ovaries gradually stop working. This is a natural process that can cause physical and emotional symptoms, but in the years that lead up to menopause (and beyond), there are many things we can do to help the transition. Every woman will experience this transition differently. Some [...]

I have a new home office and need your help! 

For many years I have thought I’d like to have an office in my home where I could work on administration, client programmes, marketing, etc. Once I added online training sessions to my schedule, I wanted this even more, as asking my husband to move out of the living room every Thursday evening to do [...]

Continue training when you travel

We are heading out of winter and into spring when, in the Netherlands, we have a flurry of public holidays, start to head off for long weekends and look to book summer holidays. I am seeing clients doing more business travel again as well. So, how do you make sure you train when you are away? It [...]

How much do you know about personal training?

According to the Cambridge dictionary online, the definition of a personal trainer is “someone whose job is to help you become stronger and healthier by deciding which exercises you should do and showing you how to do them.” But what does personal training look like? Personal training is generally one-to-one training but can also be one-to-two training. [...]

2023 Fitness Goals

How do you feel about new year’s resolutions? Do you make any? Do you follow through with them? Do you make them about your health and/or fitness? Or maybe work related? Personally I don’t make new year’s resolutions. I like to make good decisions about my health throughout the year and slowly work on habits [...]

12 exercises of Christmas! La-la-la-la-la-la!

Every year in the week leading up to Christmas, I have a tradition of doing a workout called "12 Exercises of Christmas". If you are familiar with the song the 12 Days of Christmas, you will soon get an idea of how this works. "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave me: [...]

Training during the cold weather

Winter is coming! ❄️ Going for a run or a workout when it’s cold outside may not seem like the easiest thing to do. Even if you want to do it, you may lack motivation. A winter workout can give you the chills, literally! The right mindset and preparation can make a big difference between continuing to [...]

The impact of mindset on training

By Sandra de Gelder I have been exercising in one way or another for most of my life. As a child, I was taught and shown the importance of training for my physical body and tried many different forms of sports, from tennis to jazz ballet, windsurfing and basketball. My parents made me always do [...]


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