Boot Camp

The surprise of starting my perimenopause

While following a course on post natal training by Burrell Education I was made aware, via their marketing, of the fact that later in life women will hit perimenopause before their menopause, but I hadn’t realised at that point I might experience this already. 

I was 43 when I was suddenly experiencing wakeful nights. It […]

Training around your menstrual cycle

A big revelation happened after watching this Ted Talk by Stacy Sims. She explains how research around sports performance is done on men because “women are an anomaly”. This means that the fact that women menstruate has led to us women being ignored by sports research. Luckily she has taken this up and done her […]

5 blessings of lockdown

It is more than 10 months since the first lockdown in the Netherlands took place. We now have a curfew and it is really tough for many people. My number one way to keep my spirits up over this period is to always be grateful for what I have. I think there is a […]

Energy boost Challenge main takeaways after 2 weeks

As I write this we are just beyond the second week of the energy boost challenge.  What have been the takeaways so far?

This is the first time I have held a fitness challenge and I have to say the uptake and enthusiasm for it has surpassed
my expectations! I wanted to take a few moments […]

In the press

Due to lockdown, I threw myself into finding solutions to keeping both my business going as well as my clients fit. Because of the unusual nature of my working from home I was featured in the Het Parool newspaper last week.  Here is the photo and if you want to read it you can […]

Training online – “the new normal”

Given the current rules around social distancing, I quickly moved my business online. This has become my new normal for the last 4 weeks. It isn’t the first time I have done online training sessions, but they have been on occasion, for clients on business trips in hotels, or I had one client who […]

I want to help you be consistent

One of the important aspects of training which helps with making progress is being consistent. If you train once every couple of weeks you won’t make progress, however, if you can commit to two or three sessions a week it is definitely possible to make gains in strength, condition and your health.

I have had […]

Exercise and stress relief

You know it yourself, you do a workout and the rest of the day you are on a high and are so glad you did it.

We need stress in our lives to stimulate action otherwise we would never get anything done but when it becomes too much it can influence our health in a […]

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 […]

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 […]