Let me introduce myself: my name is Gijs van Brink. With 11+ years of experience, I still enjoy practising and teaching strength training.
As I was looking for more of a challenge over the years, I ended up with Calisthenics: a fun way of strength training where you use your own body weight as resistance.
From there, I developed a passion for handstand training. Having learned to do handstands in adulthood, I know exactly what the obstacles are for other adults.
This helps me in teaching other adults. When I started handstand training, it soon became clear that I lacked a lot of flexibility to achieve my goals. Despite having no knack for this, with hard work and the best possible help abroad (Emmet Louis and Yuval on Hands) I developed the right flexibility.
Furthermore, I trained with Jan Jirak (professional artist and coach) and we conducted a handstand workshop together in Prague.
Meanwhile, I have now been working as a coach for more than 7 years with experience in fitness at several commercial gyms. Nowadays, I work at Tri-PT studio as a coach and personal trainer. My goal is to share my passion for handstands and calisthenics with you.
Because of my intrinsic motivation, genuine interest and pleasure in personal training, I wanted to become an expert in this field. That is why I followed the training courses below:
The most comprehensive science-based Personal training course. Developed by respected scientist, Menno Henselmans.
Training as a European accredited fitness trainer.
Training as a European Certified Personal Trainer.
TRX is the original suspension trainer, a hugely useful tool that allows you to get a good workout wherever you are.
I’m curious about the goals you want to achieve together. Click on one of my areas of expertise to read more about it.