Her whole life Maaike has been involved with sports. During her 5-year stay in New Jersey USA she started to work in the field of sports and fitness. Working as an administrative assistant at the Morris Center YMCA fueled the interest in fitness. After obtaining the personal trainer certificate she started to work as a fitness trainer with the same employer. Less than a year later, she could also call herself "certified strength and conditioning specialist".
During her stay in America, Maaike has had the opportunity to be able to visit many different gyms, attend courses and clinics and to gather information from many experts in the field. In addition, she has worked with people of all ages and with very different objectives. She finds satisfaction in making people fitter and stronger and it brings her great pleasure when people reach their goals.
Maaike is responsible for all strength and conditioning classes at Renzo Gracie Holland.
Maaike has been educated in the USA and is a certified personal trainer and has worked as such for three years on the "Morris Center YMCA."
2012, promoted to purple belt BJJ by Charles "Silverfox" Pravec
2008, promoted to blue belt BJJ Jose "Zed" Chierigini
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association of America (NSCA)
Personal Fitness Trainer, Aerobics and Fitness Organization of America (AFAA)