As a personal trainer I am specialized in guiding athletes who want to take their sports performance to a higher level. I do this with sport-specific strength and conditioning training. My expertise lies mainly in the field of martial arts and running- related sports such as running, hockey, rugby and football.
As a physiotherapist, I come across the fact that many people get injured repeatedly when they training for their sport again after a period of injury. I notice that supportive strength training, aimed at the specific characteristics of their sport, has a preventive effect against the development of injuries. With my master’s degree in Strength & Conditioning at StMary’s University London, I learned that there is a strong scientific basis for sport-specific strength training to prevent injuries and to improve sports performance. Since then, I have been helping (top) athletes of every level to improve their sports performance and/or injury prevention as a personal trainer.
In addition, I like to help people improve and maintain their overall fitness. Many people are too busy to figure this out for themselves while a lot jobs qualify as top sport: you need a fit and strong body for it!
In addition to my work as a personal trainer at Helix, I work at Ragas & Sip as a (sports) physiotherapist. As a (sports) physiotherapist I specialize in dry needling and the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and sports-related disorders.
In my spare time I like to practice martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and undertake wilderness and mountain expeditions, from the Canadian or Scandinavian Arctic to the Jungle in Central America.