Personal Training

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 […]

Lower back pain

(Please be aware this advice doesn’t replace medical advice)

One of the most common reasons people come to see me for biomechanics coaching is because they have lower back pain. After I explain to them I don’t treat pain and they are happy with that, we can start working on improving how they move. In […]

Running using the MAF method

More than 2 years ago I was training for the Boston Marathon and made this video together with my coach Matt Warnock of Rebel Coaching about running using the MAF method. When you run you are keeping an eye on keeping your heart rate the same throughout the run. The heart rate in beats […]

Benefits of walking

Last year the BBC did a programme here that effectively dismissed the idea of walking 10,000 steps on the basis that you can get fitter by walking brisker 3 times 10 minutes instead. This is a good way to improve your fitness, but I was disappointed that they totally dismissed walking 10,000 steps out […]

Arthritis and Exercise

(Please note: this article shouldn’t replace advice given by a medical professional)

According to Volkgezondheidenzorg.info, 7.5% of men and 13.1% of women between 40 and 44 had been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2017 and the figures for osteoarthritis (artose in Dutch) are 11.7% of men and 15.6% of women. The NHS website defines arthritis […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why I started running

I have been a runner for over 15 years now. But what got me started and why do I run?

Many people who meet me think that I have always been a runner, but I actually started from zero.

I was always active as a child and was desperate to be a gymnast, with no club […]

Prepare Yourself for Training

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”

This is a much-repeated quote by Benjamin Franklin. And it makes sense in all areas of one’s life.

You don’t just walk into an important meeting without preparing. You don’t go write an exam without going over the material. You don’t enter a competition without training first.

But what about […]