Sports and exercise were a big part of my childhood growing up and engrained in my DNA. With athletic parents, I was almost destined to become a football player myself.

My professional football career began when I made the Amsterdam youth football team. I went on to play for clubs like HFC Haarlem, FC Volendam, Aberdeen FC (Scotland) and FC Eindhoven. During this period, I competed in over 150 professional matches.

Once I retired from football, I knew I wanted to continue to work in sports. I naturally found my calling in helping individuals with their training. Not only did I complete my professional personal training education, but I was fortunate enough to train with world-class trainers who were able to teach me the ins and outs of the trade. Throughout my years of experience, I never cease to be amazed by what the human body is capable of.