Education & Certification
- CrossFit Level 1
- Business Administration Degree
- 2-Time Olympic Shot Put Finalist
- Top 10 world ranking in Shot Put for over a decade
- World Athletics Finals – Bronze 2004
- European Finals – Bronze 2002
I was born and raised in The Netherlands and started track when I was 8 years old. After watching the 1988 winter Olympics in Calgary, it became my goal to compete in the Olympics myself one day. I represented The Netherlands in the shot put during the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and made top 10 both times. I moved to Canada in 2002 and became a Canadian Citizen in 2006 while pregnant with my daughter Julia. After missing the standard for the 2008 Games at the Olympic Trials, I retired after 25 competitive seasons and had my second daughter Jenna in 2009. I always knew I wanted to share my experiences of all the training concepts I came across during my career with others, so I started my own gym to offer a revolutionized training concept that would cater to everyone who wants to life a healthy lifestyle. To be able to change people’s lives every day is living my passion every day.