Finding the right personal trainer can be like finding the right partner – you might have to try a few to find the one you want to stay with. Because like your partner, your personal trainer will see you at your absolute worst – no makeup, sweating, yelling, perhaps cursing … but they will motivate you and stimulate you to be the best you can be!

When you think of a Personal Trainer, many people envision an old fashioned military drill instructor, yelling at their recruits to do more push-ups! While these types of personal trainers do exist, and there are people who thrive on that kind of training, things have come a long way in the personal training world. Trainers have different methods, ways of motivating, and they all come with their own speciality: pre-and postnatal care, developing mindfulness, dietary guidance, marathon training, swimming, weight loss, etc. Indeed, there are so many options out there, it’s really wise to meet them personally, explain your goal(s), and see if you can perhaps do a trial session with them.

Without further ado, here they are, in alphabetical order … Amsterdam Mamas’ most recommended personal trainers!

Angela Oosterling 

Contact: 06 2288 8960; IG:@bodymasters.official

Specialities: Certified Sports Dietician, weight management, lady shaping, lower back problems, and love for Combat Sports.

D’angelo Verginie 

Contact: 06 2416 7464

Specialities: Track and Field, Dance – Capoeira, Salsa; D’angelo feels the focus should always be on your posture and core strength.

Dominique Soomer 

Contact: 06 2867 3667; IG:@dominiquesoomer

Specialities: Recovering from diastasis after pregnancy, core strength and stability, and functional movement training (weightlifting, athletics, and gymnastics all in one).tt

Dora Rozsa

Contact: 06 1162 0997; IG: @dorapersonaltraining

Specialities: Former swimming champion, trainer of personal trainers, Dora finds special pleasure in helping people of all fitness levels achieve their weight loss and physical fitness goals; she also works online, creatively using clients’ own body weight and regular household items so there is no need to buy equipment!

Ljuba Lapre

Contact: 06 2728 5621; IG:@ljuba_personaltrainer

Specialities: Fitness, weight loss, nutritionist, postpartum depression, breastfeeding and balancing hormones. You can even bring your child along for the training! Experienced marathon runner (New York and Amsterdam) and Olympic lifting.

Lorna Wilson

Contact: 06 4603 7774; IG:@trainerlorna; FB: wilsonsworkouts

Specialities: Post-natal trainer, biomechanics coach and strength training. Helps you build a more resilient body, move better with less injury and improves performance.

Maureen Freelink 

Contact: 06 1529 4140; IG:@maureenfreelink_pt

Specialities: Female fitness, weight loss, running, group online training, nutrition, HIIT/circuit & co-creator of the 28-day boost body/mind programme. She is widely recommended in the Amsterdam Mamas Facebook group. 

Niels Duinmaijer 

Contact: 06 1245 3050; IG:@bodymasters.official

Specialities: Certified movement specialist; working with clients who have physical and mental limitations like burnout, depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Saron Hansen van Diemen 

Contact: IG:@totalself

Specialities: addressing both psychological and physical aspects of self-care via her Total Self method; addressing the root cause of issues and helping clients develop maintainable healthy habits.

Stephanie Pimenta de Castro

Contact: 06 4214 9997; IG:@stephaniepimentadecastro

Specialities: the female body, including both pre-and postnatal strength building and conditioning, weight loss, muscle toning, nutrition.

Vera Buskermolen

Contact: 06 2424 1635  

Specialities: Swimming! Helps kids and adults become certified swimmers; helps established swimmers improve their technique and endurance.

Lana Huf-Germain

Lana Huf-Germain is a born and bred Amsterdammer. She understands the difficulties faced by international families with no grasp of the language or history, and the extra problems this brings to raising a family in Amsterdam. She started Amsterdam Family Assistance to help families new to the Netherlands overcome these barriers and make them feel at home.