Testimonial Personal Training, Danielle (38) Quality Assurance Education TU Delft
A friend of mine suggested Paula to me when I was looking for a personal trainer. After my pregnancy I wanted to play beachvolleybal again, but in the period working towards that goal I went through a series of continuous injuries. First the instability of my pelvis, than my lower back started to hurt, than the calf and ankle. I had trouble finding my limits and respect them in order to build up my strength and conditioning.
When Paula and I met there was a very good "click" from the start, she took the time to listen to my whole story, asked a lot of questions to find out what my real goal was. Not just to be able to play beachvolleybal again, but also to trust my body again and that it can do the things I want. Each time we start a training session she always asks how I am doing/feeling and adjusts the training where needed. This is important for me because I know that even if i'm really tired, I can still train and be happy with what I can do.
She teaches me how to listen to my body, have a bit of patience with myself and my recovery. What I really love as well is when she shares her personal stories, because sometimes all I need is to see things from a different perspective.
So far we have been training for almost a year together and I am already looking forward to set goals after my current pregnancy and all that is to come!
If you are looking for a trainer that listens to you, motivates you, gives you trust in your own abilities and challenges you, than I can recommend you to contact Paula and start training.
Testimonial Small Group Training, Rudolf (55), Art Transport
I started training with Paula on Sunday's at the beach in the summer of 2016. We already knew each other from CrossFit, but as i'm a person who loves to be in and around the water the idea of doing a training at the beach was something I wouldn't want to miss. Yes of course in the winter period we go inside at the location of Physics Performance, but as soon as we can, we go outside again.
Although i have quit some years of training I love the fact that she always keeps an eye on my technique and makes sure I use the right muscles in each movement. Because the group is small she can adjust the level of a training to what each of us needs. And sometimes I just love to have a heavy training until I literally fall down afterwards.
If you want to train with a fun group of people and have a coach that gives good advises and very diverse training, come and join us!
Testimonial Personal Training, Jose (53), IT and World Traveler
Paula and I met after a beachvolleybal tournament, I had just mentioned that this was going to be my last one for a while because I was getting a surgery on my shoulder. She asked me directly if I already had a plan for the rehab period after. I had only met with my doctor but I assumed I would work with a physiotherapist and he/she would bring me back to my level of playing sports. At that moment she gave me her contact details and told me that at any point I wanted some extra help I could give her a call. And after 3 months of physio I did, because yes the pain was gone but I still wasn't having the full capacity back in my arm and shoulder to be able to play beachvolleybal again.
Now 6,5 years later we are still training together, because she didn't just got the shoulder fully functioning again but she also made me enjoy the training sessions and see them as a challenge by themselves. Half of the time we train inside and half of the time we train outside, and sometimes we go for a run together at the beach and she adds extra exercises for me to do.
In general my goal is to always reach the end of the training and still be able to ride my bike back home. As long as I can do that I'm a happy person.
I would recommend Paula as a trainer, as she is someone who doesn't let you get a way with "half work ethic", but does listen carefully to find the difference between pain and aches.