Coach Focus: Lieja Koeman
November / December 2014
After traveling all over the world and competing, athlete Lieja Koeman has developed a training style for REV3K that is efficient, effective and that will hold you accountable.
Olympian coaching at REV3K
Who is Lieja Koeman?
- 2-Time Olympic Shot Put Finalist
- Top 10 world raking in Shot Put for over a decade
- World Atheletics Finals – Bronze 2004
- European Finals – Bronze 2002
I was born and raised in The Netherlands and started track and field when I was eight 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 I 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 Trails, I retired after 25 competitive seasons and had my second daugter, 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 live a healthy lifestyle. To be able to change people’s lives every day is living my passion every day.