Tired of weight-centric measurement? Rest assured, that isn’t what we do here. While tracking progress toward your goals IS important, we’ll take an individualized - and more effective - approach to measure how far you’ve come.
What if I said that movement needs to feel good to actually be healthy? Physical activity should enrich your life, not drain it. We’ll work together to build a plan around training styles that you actually enjoy.
Macho gym-bros not your thing? Oh maaan, me either. I am passionate about making fitness spaces accessible and less intimidating so that everybody feels represented and safe to chase their goals.
Diet culture tells us all sorts of crazy things in order to sell us the next diet or "superfood", and it’s hard to wade through all that alone. Let's work together to break it down and figure out exactly what YOU need to eat to thrive.
As a Personal Trainer, I specialize in functional training for all abilities. We all have different goals and interests, and those will lay the path for your fitness journey - making it effective AND enjoyable. Let’s work together to find out what works best for you, learn new skills, move with greater joy and nail those goals along the way!Personal Training
As a Nutrition Coach, I'm here for guidance, accountability and support to help you eat, move, and live better. Nourishing yourself is about the science of nutrition paired with your own experience of what feels good in your body - and it is the only path to reaching your goals sustainably. I specialize in helping you wade through the diet-culture bullshit to learn what you need to thrive and then making that a habit you can stick to!Nutrition Coaching
Curious to feel it for yourself? Try out 4 sessions for just €129,00! You’ll get a thorough assessment and goal setting session, and 3 one-on-one customized personal training sessions to show you what we are able to do together. Hit that button and let’s rock and roll!
If you want a personal trainer who is dedicated, loving, funny and does not buy into the diet culture bullshit, Louise is your trainer! Louise helped me tremendously with building a better relationship with working out and my overall body image. She’s honest, pushes you but also respects your physical and mental boundaries, which was a huge deal-breaker for me. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder and working out for me was a way to punish my body and therefore it was always linked to losing weight. Something I really wanted to get rid of. In the six months that I trained with Louise, we did not focus even once on how my body looked or weighed and focused solely on having a good time while moving my body. I even got into olympic weightlifting, which I never knew I liked! In the training, Louise listens really well to your wants and needs and makes sure all the workouts are fun, dynamic and not at all boring or repetitive. No need to doubt, if you want a trainer that will help you raise a big middle finger to all diet culture bullshit and will help you enjoy moving your body in a loving and fun way, Louise is it!
Goal: Find joy in movement
The approach of Fit With Lou really is different from mainstream personal trainers. She makes you feel that you and your fitness goals matter, and that no goal is too crazy - the sky is the limit. Great coach and even better motivator!
Goal: Take my fitness to the next level
Sinds 1,5 jaar ben ik op een missie om mn overall fitness te verbeteren. Dit na 30 jaar nagenoeg niets doen. Met CrossFitten en diëten ben ik een eind gekomen maar die voeding bleef een punt. Crashen, afvallen en dan weer aankomen. Ik was het zo dat! Nu heb ik Lou als voedingscoach en het bevalt me super goed! We hebben samen gekozen voor coaching op basis van het aanleren van nieuwe gewoontes. Geen calorieën tellen, geen 'fout' voedsel: ik mag alles eten wat ik wil. De gewonntes zorgen ervoor dat ik niet overboord ga. Ik ben ook al afgevallen zonger maar 1 moment het gevoel te hebben gehad dat ik iets niet mocht eten. Heerlijk!
Goal: Ditch crash diets
Louise takes the time and puts in the effort to tailor our sessions to my fitness goals and to focus on my areas of weakness that I really want to improve. Louise really challenges me and seems to know my capabilities, I'm learning new exercises and things I wouldn't have done by myself. She really pushes me to my limits.
Goal: Push my fitness limits
Louise has a great energy that keeps you positive throughout the workout and motivates you straight through the end. Her bullshit-free approach to health and fitness really helps you navigate the unrealistic social media expectations. I recommend her to both newbies to exercise and those with more experience with training.
Goal: Improve my mental health and overall wellbeing
Louise's approach ensures you feel comfortable enough to push yourself outside of your comfort zone. It is obvious she always my training goals always in mind. I'm about to start my fourth session and I can already see and feel the difference in both attitude and body.
Goal: "Be a machine"
Hey, I’m Louise – or Lou for short! I am a lifelong student (read: nerd) of fitness and nutrition and I'm here to share what I have learned from this adventure over the years. I moved to Haarlem from Canada just over 8 years ago where I left a budding career in law behind to do things that make me feel a whole lot more inspired. For me, those things include making the fitness industry a less intimidating space, uncomplicating nutrition and calling out harmful diet-culture bullshit wherever I find it. I've found absolute joy in food and movement and I can't wait to help you do the same!
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