1. Can you introduce yourself ?
I am Jolien D’hoore (@joliendhoore), 30 years old. I have a Bachelor in Physiotherapy and I am a pro cyclist. My biggest achievement is my bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the omnium (track). I am going towards the end of my professional career now so I want to prepare myself for the life ‘after professional sports’. Being a Personal Trainer is in my eyes the job I have always dreamed of.
2. Why did you choose PCA for your education ?
I heard many good things about PCA. After I did ‘my research’ I realized PCA is one of the most highly regarded educations in the fitness industry with an internationally recognized certification.
3. What did the NASM accreditation bring you ?
I hope I can start building on this from next year on (when I quit cycling). I am looking forward to grow and work my way up in my Personal Trainer career.
4. What is your specialization ?
I don’t have a specialization yet but my focus lies in sports. I’d like to use my experience and knowledge in cycling in combination with my PT skills to support young cyclists.
5. What is the coolest exercise you like to do with your clients and why ?
I am really interested in the kettlebell exercises. It’s fairly unknown in the world of cycling to work with a kettlebell. Most of the cyclists stick to the classic exercises but the kettlebell gives you a total body workout; strength and core at the same time which is really valuable in any sport.
6. What is the most fulfilling part in coaching others ?
Seeing the development of your pupils. If you, as a coach, can help them grow and become stronger by working hard and following a program that you made, that must be a really satisfying feeling.
7. What is your favorite quote ?
“To uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”