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Dutch Fitness Awards

Towards the end of last year I was honoured to be put forward for the Dutch Fitness Awards for the title of best Personal Trainer in Amsterdam. To win this award it was required to receive votes from the public.

I decided to take part and, of course, asked all my past and present […]

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 […]

Goals and consistent training

Happy new year! How did your holiday break go. Did you keep up with your training over this period, did you find it easy or hard to keep on track?

Now we are deep into January I have already started to set some sporting goals for myself for the year. I have signed up for […]

Training over the festive season

Here is my third (and last) Christmas themed blog. If you missed the first two the are here and here.

Training over the festive season is a big challenge for many. With so much going on it is easy to be distracted.

It is nice to give yourself a bit of slack over this period […]

Reduce stress over the festive season

Today I have a second guest blog for December, this time to help us reduce stress over the festive season. I manage to keep this period quite calm but I think there are a lot of people under a lot of stress. Marjorie is a mindfulness coach and I asked her to give us some […]

Your Winter Holiday Health Check

I have decided as we are getting closer to the festive season I would ask Joyce of Eatlivelovefood to write a guest post to help us through this period. Joyce is a Nutritional Therapist and in this post she is highlighting the importance of a health check up and gives us tips for how we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tight sciatic nerve

One of the areas of the body we look at during a biomechanics screening is the sciatic nerve. I would say about 80% of the clients I have worked with don’t know what the sciatic nerve is.Therefore thought it would be a good subject to write about it.

The sciatic nerve runs down the back […]

Thoughts on pain

A few years ago I had a client who had been previously diagnosed with knee pain. There were some patterns I noticed about her that demonstrated that it isn’t only tissue damage that create pain. There are also other factors that contribute to the pain. In her case there would be two contrasting categories […]