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TRX Suspension

TRX suspension training uses a strap with two handles. A versatile piece of equipment, the TRX suspension trainer can be used for a variety different exercises, with part of your body weight being used as the resistance.

Unlike many regular fitness devices that limit freedom of movement, the TRX trainer requires a more refined technique and trains stabilisation, meaning as your muscles grow stronger, they are trained to stabilise the body during movement too.
The TRX trainer also works the core (Centre of the body, abdominal and lower back muscles) and therefore you become stronger through your entire body, as opposed to working one part and developing ‘weak spots’. As so many muscles are trained at the same time, energy consumption increases after training, improving your metabolism too.

TRX suspension training is an effective way to train your core muscles, gain greater body control and increase your metabolism in a short, high intensity exercise.

Sport Fasting

Sportvasten

Sports fasting is a great way to give yourself a new boost, to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It is not a diet. It is a 10-day training method in which the muscles and liver are trained in the consumption of fat instead of sugar (metabolic switch).

To accomplish this switch, you need to exercise during the fasting process. This will burn more fat and reduce excess fat reserves, especially abdominal fat. Over the 10-day course, men lose an average of 4 to 6 kilograms, while women an average of 2-4. The desire for snacking and sweet treats is also reduced, as this is a body-health program, whereby weight loss is a by-product of the metabolic training.

Sport fasting is a particularly good way to improve sporting performance. The muscles are transformed in a way which means they are able to derive far more energy from fat than before. As a result, sugar, which is kept in a far lower stock, is of less concern. Endurance athletes, such as long-distance runners and cyclists, develop a much greater ability to produce energy without draining the tank. High intensity athletes, such as sprinters, can use it to increase overall conditioning. Recovery time after injury has also been seen to decrease, caused by like increase of mitochondria in the muscles.

During your 10-day programme, use the metabolic switch products to make the switch easier and more effective. Sport fasting, which is known as ‘the most powerful training method for the body to revitalise itself’ is not suitable for everyone. You will first need to develop a basic level of health, perhaps with a sports assistant coach. You cannot undertake sport fasting if you are ill, or using certain medications. You should also be prepared to continue to exercise after the course and to follow simple dietary guidelines.

For more information: www.sportvasten.nl

Sports massage

Sportmassage

The term sports massage might sound as though it’s only for athletes – but this is definitely not the case, as sports massages can be very useful for both athletes and non-athletes.

We often move far too suddenly, too intensively, or in the wrong way. While this can happen during sports, it can also occur in the workplace, on in your leisure time in the garden for example. This can lead to muscle aches and increased likelihood of injuries if your body is not allowed to recover properly.

Sports massage gives the body a push to work on its recovery and accelerates the process, but can also be used to prepare the body for exercise, as part of the warmup. The difference between restorative or preparatory massages is all in the pace and the handles the the sports masseuse uses.

Effects of a sports massage include:

  • Better blood flow
  • Enhanced metabolism
  • Decreased/increased muscle tension
  • Reduced stiffness
  • Reduced pain
  • Elevated mood
  • Improved sleep pattern

LES MILLS RPM

Les Mills RPM training

I have been a certified RPM coach since 2008, teaching at Your Life Sports club in Voorschoten. I also teach on a freelance basis at various clubs in the region.

What is Les Mills RPM?

Spinning is the indoor cycling workout that matches the rhythm of powerful, dynamic music. Follow the trail with your instructor, be led through hills, flat landscapes, mountain peaks, with both timed and interval training. Discover your inner athlete while bringing your endorphin level as high as possible. Choreography and music is changed on a 3-month basis.

Triathlon Coaching

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In 2007 I completed my first triathlon, and that was it, I was hooked.
As a passionate triathlete, I have participated in many triathlons since then, and am a certified IRONMAN Coach for people of any level. Whether you want to complete a sprint range, a half or whole ironman, I’m here to coach you for your triathlon.

Personal and Online

In addition to the personal guidance, I use the Training Peaks Training Registration System, and will create you a personalised training schedule based on your lifestyle. Together, we will monitor your progress and I will guide you, incorporating your personal training goals into the plan too if you wish.

Interessed?

Curious about how far you can push yourself? Do you want to test where you think your physical boundaries are? Triathlons are the ideal sport for you.

Request more information here for free. Click the INFO button below to reach the contact form.

Package(s)

Package 1
€ 47,50 for 4 weeks.
  • An introductory meeting (face to face, or via facetime/ skype) – one-off additional cost of 25 euro.
  • From this, a personal schedule is developed for you.
  • The schedule will be shared via your (free) Training Peaks account
  • This package does not include feedback on your progress
Package 2
€ 62,50 for 4 weeks.
  • An introductory meeting (face to face, or via facetime/skype) – one-off additional cost of 25 euro.
  • This schedule is then evaluated weekly by me on the basis of your results, and will be altered where necessary.
  • Your schedule will be shared via your (free) Training Peaks account.
  • You can also do ‘field tests’ every 4 to 6 weeks, where we will assess your progress and add to the schedule where needed.

Both packages are available to be booked as 20 week plans, with the prices being € 225,- and € 295,- respectively.
All prices are ex VAT (21%).
Prices will be adjusted for inflation each year.

Personal training

Personal trainer Paul tijdens training met klant

Personal Training is offered on a 1-on-1 basis or in groups (maximum 4 people). This can be done in a variety of locations – from the comfort of your own home, in an outdoor setting, at a swimming pool etc. You can also use YOUR LIFE Sports club for training sessions (please enquire for pricing).

Before we get started, we will determine your personal goals, and any restrictions you may be working with (such as injury). Based on your goals and aims, I will draw up a preliminary plan. Measuring your progress together, we will continue developing and tailoring this plan to get you where you want to be.