Meet the Personal Trainer: Axelle Wouters
After high school, Axelle had the opportunity to pursue her studies in the United States in "Pre-Med(icine)". This adventure made her realize that she was particularly interested in injury prevention techniques for athletes. Since then, she has been a physiotherapist and has also obtained the NASM certification in 2019 in order to be able to accompany her clients in their life changes in the best possible way.
Meet the Personal Trainer: Mounji Idjouadienne
Mounji, after a 7 year career in the restaurant business, decided to take the plunge and start his own business as a Personal Trainer. "The best thing that happened to me is that I got laid off from my last job," mentions Mounji in his interview. In 2018, he embarked on several big changes in his life. He has been involved in Personal Training ever since and has absolutely no regrets about his choice.
Meet the Personal Trainer: Malik Akhmedov
Malik is a personal trainer, TV host and professional acrobat. Since his childhood he has been surrounded by sport, his father being a former professional athlete. He has been involved in personal training for several years and has even had his own health and fitness TV show since 2020. Thinking of moving to Los Angeles for a while, he wanted to start an internationally recognised training course, recognition provided by the NASM certification.
The Talk Test: an underrated fitness tool for Personal Trainers
For tracking intensity levels during a workout, there are a multitude of technological options, but it requires learning and a sometimes high cost. However, one of the easiest, fastest and least expensive ways to test your client's intensity level during exercise is the famous Talk Test. You will find out the ins and outs of the Talk Test in this article.
Meet the Personal Trainer: Kaz Verstraete
Before becoming a Personal Trainer, Kaz had a completely different life. He first obtained a master's degree in Corporate Finance, after which he worked in an office environment. But for him, it was like a prison. Already a great sportsman at heart, he decided in 2019 that doing sports only for himself was no longer enough. That's when he decided to follow his passion and train to become a Personal Trainer.
Meet the Personal Trainer: Jasper Nullens
Jasper founded a personal training studio in 2019 together with Nayib Lagouireh. But before he got to this point, not everything in Jasper's life was rosy. After being addicted to alcohol until he was 21, he decided to take control of his life. Having completed NASM training, he is now a personal trainer and co-founder of a personal training studio.