The week leading up to lockdown in the Netherlands, I was preparing to go on holiday to Mallorca for a training week with my triathlon club. During this week my husband had sent me an account of a doctor in a hospital in Italy dealing with COVID cases, which was quite shocking. While I […]
The human body is designed for hunting and gathering. So if you are training 3 times a week for an hour, are you really moving regularly?
The answer to this question is: no. I am going to explain why that is.
The next thing I would do after saying “no” is to ask you what you […]
In this video we will focus on the shoulders. Some of us develop rounded shoulders that may be related to inactivity and being stuck in the same position for a longer period of time.
If, for example, you are a runner with rounded shoulders, this can potentially have an impact on the movement of your […]
I created this video to help people with the movement of the lower back. Many of my clients, when moving move to the side as shown in the below picture, have very little movement in the spine:
Here is what you would really want your back to look like. Can you see the difference?
As you […]
You are consistent with your training, however are looking for something that can help you even further? Often when we are busy training hard the quality of movement can suffer, especially if we are also sitting a lot in the meantime. The IMoveFreely programme was created to help improve movement for people just like […]
Do you suffer from niggles and frequent injuries? When you are ready to go for a run do you just get up from behind the computer and start running, then wonder why you keep getting a sore knee/hip/lower back? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, this video series is for […]
Over the last months, a lot of us were going out less and therefore sitting more and moving less. This doesn’t necessarily mean exercising less. I am just talking about the lack of the commute to work, the walk to the shops, the cycle across town to meet friends. All these little things add […]
At the time of writing this article, we have been under an intelligent lockdown for 6 weeks. Social distancing is now our normal and this has had an impact on how I train my clients. Working online brings both challenges and opportunities, but it has definitely been a successful solution so far. Clients like […]
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 […]
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 […]