Amsterdam , Netherlands
English, Dutch, Flemish, French
Mountainbike specific training; Athlete centered. One-on-one coaching and personal training.
Goals oriented training - both long term and short term (becoming club-champion or the ambition to reach the Olympics). Proven record in achieving these goals.
Personally I know the thrills and pleasure & pain of both training full time and competing, This experience helps in coaching you! I understand what you want to achieve!
With focus on cyclists, I also offer (winter) strength training.
As an athlete I was focused on style and having fun while competing; as a coach I take my ambition to win also into the game and it becomes a mix of athlete focused, no-nonsense goal oriented training.
Personally, I started competing on a MTB in my thirties. I won a few and lost more, but the thrill has kept me going. I now focus on combining mental strength and experience as a personal trainer and PhysEd teacher with scientific knowledge.
My role is to make the athlete win - and I use multiple disciplines and dynamics, such as martial arts movements in base training and brain training, to induce mental stress during fun but strenuous sessions, so it can be transferred into race situations.
Winning is our goal, so physically all the parameters will be put in place, using the latest evidence based methods. The fun-factor needs to remain. Both mental, coordination and physical exercises are used. Cross training and winter strength training to be well prepared - my athletes suffer no injuries.
I have worked with a wide range of athletes; Masters, weekend warriors (age group athletes), as well as national champions and ambitious youngsters. What you are looking for, we strive to deliver. Your goals are my challenge as much as yours.
Qualified P.E. teacher; national coaching certificate and NSCA personal trainer. French MTB guide, without certificate (injured during exam).