1. Can you introduce yourself ?
Hello, my name is Jasper (@jaspernullensfitness). I am 27 years old. I am born and raised in Limburg (Belgium). After getting two Bachelor degrees in two different subjects (Elektromechanica - Klimatisatie and Business Management) I was still in search of what I wanted to do after having a quite rough life before. I have had an alcohol addiction until the age of 21. As from today I am sober for 6 years. Since then my life changed completely. I founded a Personal Training studio called The Ranch (@the_ranchoffical) in Hasselt in the beginning of 2019 together with Nayib Lagouireh. My twin brother Jonas Nullens is also working in the Ranch as a Personal Trainer. There are three Personal Trainers working in the Ranch today! Besides that I give about 150 lectures annually to sensible the youth about alcohol addiction in general and to share my personal story with them.
2. Why did you choose PCA for your education ?
I chose PCA because first of all I wanted to have a great understanding about the movement of the human body and about training in general before launching our own business, The Ranch. The Physical Trainer course was the first one I followed at PCA and I really liked the style of teaching and the way of working.
3. What did the NASM accreditation bring you ?
It brought me a great overall structure of how to work and to write programs for any possible person that walks in!
4. What is your specialization ?
My specialization is body transformation, training as well as nutrition. I already followed the Modified Strongman Training workshop, the Program Design course and Olympic Lifting. At the beginning of March I did the Contest Preparation workshop and the Program in Hypertrophy course. My education planning for this year is the Nutrition workshop for Body Transformation.
5. What is the coolest exercise you like to do with your clients and why ?
The coolest exercise I like to do is getting their squats in the right way, nothing to fancy, just the solid basics!
6. What is the most fulfilling part in coaching others ?
Making people proud of themselves again, the greatest feeling in the world!
7. What is your favorite quote ?
“Assume the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.”