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!
Contact: 06 2288 8960; IG:@bodymasters.official
Specialities: Certified Sports Dietician, weight management, lady shaping, lower back problems, and love for Combat Sports.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contact: 06 4214 9997; IG:@stephaniepimentadecastro
Specialities: the female body, including both pre-and postnatal strength building and conditioning, weight loss, muscle toning, nutrition.
Contact: 06 2424 1635
Specialities: Swimming! Helps kids and adults become certified swimmers; helps established swimmers improve their technique and endurance.
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.