Training with Heart is my life’s work - I am Paula.
For over 20 years now I’ve been helping people with their quest for a healthy and strong life. Being active my whole life has brought me so much. It has given me good health, great friendships and travels I’ll treasure for life.
My life of sport has also given me challenges. Like how to prepare my body for a competition, how to recover afterwards and also how to deal with injury at a physical and an emotional level. Because getting injured is confronting. I certainly found it hard when I was restricted to what I “could do”, rather than what I wanted to do.
And this is where my personal training journey really began. Together with my formal qualifications, I used my own experience to learn exactly what others might need, and then I’d pass the benefit of those insights onto my personal training clients. I got so much from seeing my clients get results and leave my sessions with a smile. But I still felt like a part of the puzzle was missing, I wasn’t getting to the bottom of things.
While CrossFit® gave me so much more knowledge about the technical side of movements, it was only when I got connected with StrongFit® I found a way of training and mindset that felt like the missing piece, everything came together.
I have a new sense of security in my training and I experienced that there is so much more we can do for ourselves than we know. I am so grateful I didn’t give up the search. I’m now aware of how I can coach you to find the imbalances and we will be able to address and improve them. So I can’t wait to help you get to the bottom of whatever is causing your challenges in life or in training.
If you’re willing to put the work in, put your heart in it, I’ll be right next to you to do the same.
Are you ready? Let’s do this.
Strength & Conditioning
Sports specific training
Improving mobility, breathing patterns & mindset
Sports Education overview
Strongfit Mentoring Program (2020-2023)
Strongfit Coaches week + seminar (Utrecht, 2019)
Crossfit Coach - Level 1 (Amsterdam, 2015)
Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching Trainer (Miami, 2015)
CrossCore Trainer certificate (Voorhout, 2012)
ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) - Personal Trainer (Barcelona, 2008)
PowerPlate Trainer certificate (Voorhout, 2006)
CIOS Fitness & Health Management (Arnhem, 1999-2003)
Training with Heart
Strength, Conditioning & Rehabilitation training