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In May 2019, I asked my son about his lifestyle coach and whether that would be something for me. I’ve always been on the heavy side and never thought I could weigh under 100 kg. I made an appointment with Meyken and really had to face myself.
In 2003 I had a severe hernia, in 2008, I broke one ankle and in 2010 the other one falling from the garage roof. The calcaneus fracture I healed reasonably, but the pain was always intense.
Mid 2019 I started the coaching trajectory. I learned how to make healthy choices, even when going to a restaurant. During our vacation in Italy, I asked the resort to take into account our healthy food preferences. (yes ‘our’ because my husband joined me), and every day the staff was more than happy to help us. Even on holiday in the USA with a friend, we took up the challenge together.
This is actually the whole point: The choices you think are impossible to make, are actually really doable!
Exercise is also a necessity, and I still need to make more time for that because it makes you feel better and gives you more self-confidence. The taste of your food is more pure and you don’t need to add additives. It tastes good!
I never could have imagined this. You always think: Oh poor me, I eat so little yet I’m still too heavy. But it really doesn’t have to be like that!
I lost 22 kilos land am now on a stable weight. I feel much better, have much more energy and my sleep has improved. I get many compliments and everyone wants to know how I did it. It actually wasn’t really that hard! Meyken adviced me: just tell others you have a goal!
I am very grateful and can really recommend Meyken and Flex Gym: Do not think you can’t do it, you can do it!
Annelies (60), Barendrecht
I’ve always been on the heavy side. A few years in the USA, married, children, a busy job, a lot of traveling. My life was completely out of balance. I felt that I was very sporty and had a reasonably healthy diet. But the reality was really different. At Crossfit I met Meyken. After the intake, the idea was to set the goal to 100 kg. At that time my weight was somewhere around 116-118 kilos. 100 kg was a magic number for me, because I hadn’t been below that for many years.
I thought I had a pretty good idea where I started, but looking back I had no clue. It was the beginning of a journey that is far from over, but challenged and confronted me both physically and mentally.
Eventually, I lost 30 kilos, I developed healthy eating habits and integrated sports as part of my every day life. I now do competitions and challenge myself regularly to push my limits.
The year 2019 was ‘life changing’ in several respects.
Many people ask what diet I followed. It is not a diet, it’s just eating what you should be eating and not more than that. Be aware of what you put in your mouth and what impact it has on your body.
I can definately recommend Meyken as your coach!
Daniel, 38, Berkel en Rodenrijs
Who would have thought? Well, certainly not me. Mid forty, busy job, kids, married, playing sports. Why I’m I overweight?
I eat healthy, spend a lot of time outdoors, bike to work, love my beers. The good life right?
Meyken opened my eyes for the ‘assassins’ in my nutritional habits. And she kept pushing me to make the most of it.
During the first month, my family regularly shouted:”Probably can’t have that because of that woman, right?
After 11 months, the kids eat more healthy and are even stricter than Meyken: “Dad, are you sure you can eat that?” is what they shout nowadays.
Meyken isn’t just strict, she’s also very motivating when you feel a bit lost. Anyway, the result?
From 100 kg to 85 kg in 11 months!
It takes a lot of discipline and shifting your mindset on food and exercise.
I’m definately sticking to Meyken’s motto: nourish your body instead of just filling it up.
Thanks very much Meyken!
Michiel, 46, The Hague
After a period of injuries, I had the need for professional advice on how to exercise and eat in a more responsible way. Meyken holds up a mirror, in which you can find both confirmation as a new challenge. On this basis, you can get started right away, if necessary with coaching in the way. Very nice!
For some months after I struggled with injuries I got in touch with Flex Gym. The goal was to get fitter and stronger, get rid of back pain and start enjoy exercising again. Meyken put together a program for me in which balance, coordination, endurance and strength were the building blocks. I find Meyken to be a very knowledgeable and experienced trainer, a committed professional pur sang. With great pleasure I was coached by her and can recommend it to everyone. But most importantly I am finally injury free!
I started nutritional coaching at Flex Gym in March 2015. After the birth of my twins, I lost the pregnancy weight after one year. But… I had enough of my big belly! Since I’m familiar with the jo jo effect, I went to Meyken for advice. She showed me that a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits make you lose weight and help you to keep it of permanently! After three months I lost 8 kilo and the weight didn’t come back on! ?
I took a three month- nutritional coaching at Flex Gym and Meyken has learned me so much! Besides monitoring my daily eating habits and receiving nutritional advice, Meyken motivated me to really consider and think about my eating pattern and habits. This approach changes your mindset, with great results! I lost 10 kg… totally happy!
Meyken helped me lose weight by analysing my eating habits and by monitoring my results that I achieved by constantly adjusting and perfecting my nutrition. I lost a lot of weight in three months, feel much fitter and have more knowledge on what to eat.
Meyken is a very knowledgeable and inspirational coach who helped me move toward my fitness goal by encouraging me expand my horizons!
Meyken coached me for three months on healthy nutrition. A year ago I gave birth to my second son and I couldn’t get rid of the last ten kilo. During the coaching I lost three kilo and last month another 1,5! Meyken’s coachig meant to me eating more healthy without having to follow a strict diet. I got more insight into the needs of my body. My glucose readings have improved and my diabetic is set much better. I lost weight and feel much fitter. Thanks to all the advice I can easily achieve my goals on my own!