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Live Love Sup

I’ve tried out many things: kayak, kite surf, ski … But one stuck with me: SUP or Stand Up Paddle boarding. I tried it both at sea as on flat water and I’m only fan of the flat water SUP. I have my own inflatable board, which is always in my trunk, so wherever I go, I can decide to just take it out for a tour. I’ve already made many tours across the Netherlands, because that’s the beauty of this country, there is water everywhere! Even through the winter, I was out on the water almost every weekend. I can recommend it to you all, it’s a beautiful sport! Check out some pictures of my SUP tours: <iframe src=”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?width=500″ width=”500″ height=”518″ style=”border:none;overflow:hidden” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ allowTransparency=”true”></iframe> And soon I’ll be sharing this fun by giving SUP classes in Amsterdam, check out what to...

Every week @IMsport

Every week another choreo, exercises and another short movie! It’s just so much fun giving step, bodyshape and aerobic dance at Ben Rietdijk Sport & Fitness Aalsmeer. And to share that fun, I try to make a little wrap-up of the week. Check out the movies on facebook or...

New: Aerobic Dance @BenRietdijk

How I missed it… DANCE! In the month May, you are all welcome to join the new class in Ben Rietdijk Sport Nieuw-Vennep: Aerobic Dance. If we feel that there is enough interest, the class gets a fixed spot on the schedule. Dance, work-out and enjoy the party. Here’s a little teaser… some footage of the first class. Find out...

New classes: Step & Shape

I’ve been freelancing for more than a year, I like the change. I told everyone: no weekly classes for me anymore. But never say never… There are only just a few opportunities to give advanced freestyle step and when they offered me two evenings of teaching this, to a bunch of overexcited step fanatics… I could not refuse! As of now: On Tuesday eve 19:15h steps and 20:15h bodyshape at Ben Rietdijk Sport Nieuw-Vennep. On Wednesday eve 19:00h steps and 20:00h bodyshape at Fitness Aalsmeer.  ...

We support 3FM Serious Request

On the 20th of December, Health Club Fit2Move supports 3FM Serious Request. That’s the perfect occasion for me to return to my favorite gym and give a good old fashioned TRIPLE DANCE class. 3FM Serious Request raises money to support girls and women who became victims of sexual violence in warzones. The whole day is going to be spectacular, with activities for young and old (Capoeira, Pole Fitness, Live Music, Spinning Marathon, Fashion Show, Yoga Special, Boxing, Dancehall, Breakdance…). Participating is not free, but ain’t this one of the few times you’ll like to pay? € 10 and it all goes to Serious Request. Because this class, I’m giving for free. Early in the morning, 9:00h, rise and shine… time to dance… it’s going to be fun and it’s for a good cause: Fit2Move voor Serious Request.  ...

Let’s go Russian at Fitelit!

It’s so much fun to dance and aerobic. IFA, Solid Sound and Freaky Friday are still fresh in our memories, yet I’m already looking forward to the next convention: Fitelit Belgium Fitness Convention “welcome Russia”. Leonid Dobrotworski, Katia Vasilenko, David Basdas and Alexander Formin. 4 great presenters, 7 classes, in the capital of Belgium… that sounds as a good recipe for a great fitness party. Who’s joining...

We got freaky on Freaky Friday!

What a party it was! The event was sold out (75 fanatics in just a regular class room!), our creativity was running high and we made the 10th anniversary of Freaky Friday a memorable evening! Thanks to Anke Derks and Henri de Haas for organizing this event, thank you for the 75 participants for their energy and thank you to Capucine Merlin, Janneke Bakker and Lars Schuijling for making it a FREAKY...

Solid Sound 25 years, big fun!

They’re scarce, the aerobic conventions in the Netherlands and Belgium. One big event remains: the Solid Sound Convention. In September 2014 we celebrated it’s 25th birthday. And as always: big fun! Step of the master Lars Schuijling, step with Sebastian Piatek, Dancehall with Gladys Trichet, Step with Morgan Moreau and most important: the debut of the new AALO Rookie Capucine Merlin! Add to this: meeting up with many friends and it makes for a wonderful day with lots of...

Dream, dare, do… IFA!

Thank you IFA for the experience. It wasn’t my best show, but I did take away a lot. I knew I had to participate in the competition even though I wasn’t sure yet and it was a very busy time. This was a great opportunity… and experience. I found out by doing what worked and what didn’t and how I would go about it a next time. And the funny thing is, it’s quite simple what I’ve learned: don’t try to become more like another, just do what you normally do and have fun! Watch my first step abroad here....

IFA 20/21 September, Rome: TOP convention + New Talent Competition

All information is complete: time schedule, location, presenters, contest… Who’s joining me to enjoy IFA Rome September? Click on the pictures here to find out all about the date, location, time schedule, presenters and more. And note in your calendar: Satruday 21st of September 17:00h: IFA NEW TALENT COMPETITON. I’m taking my chances, fingers crossed 🙂 FOr more information, check the IFA Convention Facebook page....

Some Belgian flavour to the 10th FREAKY Friday

Henri de Haas and Anke Derks are organizing the 10th edition of Freaky Friday on the 7th of November 2014! The line-up is: Janneke Bakker & Anke Derks: a top AALO presenter team at work Lars Schuijling: the master Capucine Merlin & myself: AALO Rookie presenters 2014 & 2013 or Holland meets Belgium 😉 Freaky Fridays are known for their great line-up, happy mood & crazy energy! Capucine and I are already looking forward to adding some Belgian flavour to this top event. Let’s make it a BLOODY HOT winter evening 🙂 More information on the Freaky Events Facebook page. You can find out more and buy your tickets soon on the website (needs an update first):...

Let’s make #FREEstyleStep go viral!

Inspired by the AEROBIC/STEP Master of Holland, Lars Schuijling, #Larz, who filmed how he creates a step/dance class: get out and just find whatever spot you can try, move, dance. Park, parking lot, beach… it can be all places. What’s your creative spot, how do you create your step/dance class, where do you find your inspiration? Let’s share and just make each other SMILE. One love = STEP … or DANCE or AEROBIC 😉 How do we make it work? 1) Go out, everywhere is good! 2) Put on the camera. 3) Step, dance, get creative.4)… and share! #FREEstyleStep...

IMsport “the movie” is out!

Today we officialy release the “IMsport MOVIE” 🙂 Happiness only real when shared is one of my favorite quotes. So let me share my dreams, inspiration and happiness with you in this short movie. These are only just a few of the great memories to #IMsport and I just hope that the best is yet to come! Find the movie on my IMsport page (for Iphone use, click on the link below the movie for a version in low resolution). Please don’t mind the quality, a lot of the film material was shot with just a phone or regular...

Selected for IFA New Talent Competition in Italy!

During the IFA aerobic convention in Rome 3-4 May of 2014, a jury of international presenters judged the participants on their technique, their ability to quickly pick up a new choreography, their expression and more. They selected the 3 best of that day and 14 instructors who can compete in the IFA New Talent Competition in September of 2014. And… I’m one of them! 20-21 of September 2014, during the IFA Convention in Rome, there will be the IFA New Talent Competition and all participants can give 12-15 minutes of class on stage. Out of those, there will be selected one NEW TALENT of Italy and one NEW TALENT from another country. All people selected are highly talented, so it won’t be easy. But it’s already an honor to be one of them!...

Inspired by IFA convention in Rome

In Benelux, there are only a few aerobic conventions left with a competitive offer of freestyle classes: Solid Sound Convention, Elements of Fitness, Freaky Events and Fitelit. That’s about it, isn’t it? Luckily, when you spread your wings and have a look across the borders, there are still many aerobic conventions worth visiting! One of them is the Italian IFA convention in Rome… IMsport was there! It had been a while that I got the chance to follow so many advanced step and hi-lo classes. I realized how much I had missed this challenge and practice! Only the best presenters on stage: Luciano Mottola (my personal favorite!!), Stefano Crocetta, Carlos Ramirez, Morgan Moreau, Remy Huleux, Ekaterina Vasilenko, Giorgos Chatzmichail, Martial Pustoch, Salvatore Panebianco. I had a great time and… I got selected to compete in the IFA New Talent Competition in Italy!...

Capucine Merlin AALO Rookie 2014!

I was happy and proud to pass the title of AALO Rookie of the year to Capucine Merlin! For the third year in a row a Belgian female instructor wins the AALO Rookie Competition: Mirella Iacutone (2011), me (2013) and Capucine in 2014! 2nd place: Reinder Cloin 3th place: Marloes...

IMstep: Valentine Duo Step Janneke & Ilse

What an honour it was to give a duo class with Janneke Bakker. Janneke is known for her well prepared classes, personalized music mixes and warm personality! We joined our energy for even more FUN, POWER and LOVE! In thé hottest place for step fanatics: Snowworld Fitness Zoetermeer! The classes were full and the energy was HOT! Thanks Janneke and all the step fanatics who made it a beautiful day! Watch the final of our STEP 2 here!...

IMsport: Playlist 2014/1

IMsport + IMamsterdam = 120% passion!  Check out the IMsport pleaylist forthe beginning of 2014. And this is only the beginning…    ...

IMstep: Choreo Step @The Crunch

We had so much fun at The Crunch with Step Symphonica, that I happily accepted the offer to give step on Friday evenings. So in 2014: Choreo Step, Friday 18:30-19:30 h The Crunch, Vlierweg 44, 1032 LG...

IMstep: Step Symphonica @TheCrunch

Step Symphonica Special at The Crunch in Amsterdam on Sunday 8th of December, 2013. In a 75-minutes workout together with Nico Dezaire on the electric violin. What a...

IMpiloxing

As I am always eager to learn, I did the Piloxing training and as of now I can give Piloxing® classes as well! PILOXING® blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the targeted sculpting and flexibility of pilates to burn maximum calories, build lean muscles, and increase stamina. These techniques are also supplemented by the use of weighted gloves, further toning the arms and maximizing cardiovascular health. Add to that some exhilarating dance moves and you have a muscle-toning workout that is guaranteed to leave you feeling physically and mentally empowered! Find out more about...

IMstep: Nico Dezaire vs. Ilse Michiels at SolidSound!

A once in a lifetime experience… although it tastes for more! By winning AALO Rookie 2013, I was offered the chance to give a step workout at Solid Sound Convention edition september 2013. I wanted to give my all and I can say: I’ve done it. But not alone: with the help of Nico Dezaire and the support of many people! Read more...

IMaerobic: Bronks turn-in

On Sunday the 22th of September, I was invited to give retro aerobic for Bronks theatre! I’m most frequently asked to give sport classes in gyms, the regular Zumba or Step classes one follows to work out. But once in a while, I get some special requests. Like giving a whole day of dance workouts for the Center Parcs employees or now: a mixture of street theatre and aerobic classes! Bronks was celebrating the start of it’s new theatre season on the same day as it was Car Free Sunday in Brussels. They choose a special theme every year, this year they’ve chosen ‘Bronks turn-in‘, an allusion to gymnastics (in Dutch, called ‘turnen’). Not only could you participate in a gym class like in the old days, when you were still at school. You could also participate in one of the retro aerobic workouts I gave! The funny thing was… my crowd has never been so young! Thanks @Bronks and all the participants for a funny, joyfull day! Credits to FKPH for the beautiful...

IMsport: Ready for Amsterdam!

(ENG) As I’ve started working at trnd (marketing agency) in Amsterdam and moved to Haarlem, I’m discovering the gyms in or around Amsterdam to give classes. Are you the gym in or around Amsterdam where I can share my energy, motivation and inspiration with the members? If you’re looking for an instructor to give group fitness classes like step, dance/hilo aerobics, bodyshape, Zumba, Bodypump… then check this out!  (NL) Aangezien ik een nieuwe job begonnen ben bij trnd (marketing bureau) in Amsterdam en naar Haarlem ben verhuisd, ben ik volop de clubs in Amsterdam en omgeving aan het ontdekken. Ben jij de club in of rond Amsterdam waar ik mijn energie, motivatie en inspiratie kan delen met de leden? Als je op zoek bent naar een groepsles instructeur voor lessen zoals step, dans/hilo aerobic, bodyshape, Zumba, Bodypump… neem dan snel hier een kijkje! Download #IMsport flyer...

IMsport: Join ‘We Love Step & Aerobic’

Fan of step & aerobic and living in or around the centre of Holland? Join our step & aerobic Facebook group: ‘We Love Step & Aerobic – MiddenNederland’. In this group we post step & aerobic classes, conventions and workshops and other fun facts about these AWESOME sports. Everyone is welcome to join and share! Lately, every time I get the chance to give a step or aerobic class, I invite some friends to join me. But I also like to visit colleagues who are giving step or aerobic classes and then invite friends to join me as well. Lots of the time, we use Facebook to pass along the message. As of now, we’ve created our own Facebook group so it is even easier to stay in touch, but also: to give every member of this group the opportunity to share new classes, conventions or events and ask others to join them. I’m already in touch with some friends in the North and South part of the Netherlands to create an equal Facebook group and to invite step & aerobic fans to join those groups as well. Step by...

IMstep: Solid Sound SOLD OUT!

I can’t believe it: my step workout at Solid Sound was one of the first classes to be SOLD OUT!!!!  By winning the AALO Rookie 2013 contest, I was offered several opportunities to present myself to the Dutch step & aerobic public as an upcoming presenter. In Juin of 2013, I performed on Elements of Fitness – Part 1and Freaky Sunday. And on the 29th of September 2013, a dream came true: my first performance as a step & aerobic presenter at Solid Sound, Europe’s number 1 convention! I gave an Advanced Step(aerobic) class. Since it’s all about the choreography, music & energy, I tookthose three key ingredients just a little step further. I invited a special guest : Nico Dezaire. He played electric violin!...

IMsport: NEW Intensity

In my last months working at Health Club Fit2Move, we developed a new fitness workout, ‘Intensity’. Based on the newest trends in fitness: Insanity, HIIT, GRIT, crossfit, Gladiator etc, we created this new workout. We used the basic  principles of these trends: high intensity interval training. This means: working out on high intensity, but in intervals (high-low intensity) in a short time (20-40 minutes) to be done 2-3 times a week. Every instructor made it’s own freestyle workout out of it but we all agreed on some basic rules, so we could all guarantee the result: weight loss, muscle sculpting and enhanced condition. My freestyle Intensity class is called #IMintensity. I prefer to use the step or to train outdoors (for example in the park, but could also be in a parking lot or even in the street), mostly I workout in 4 times 6 sets of 40 seconds high intensity – 20 seconds low intensity or rest and if possible, I like to use music to pump up the energy. I always offer 3 levels in the same class: static, dynamic and plyometric. I like doing as well as giving this class and I most definitely recommend it, because the results are proven (we’ve tested it: 60 days, 3 times a week results in to weight loss and tighter body structure), it doesn’t take up a lot of time, you can do it almost everywhere and it gives you a lot of energy (I’ve seen how addictive it is)! If you want more information or would like to book me for this class:...

IMstep: Advanced Step at Solid Sound

Sunday 29th of September – Utrecht – www.solidsoundconvention.nl – Advanced Step – Dancehall 1 – 15:10 h and 16:20 h Never thought I would be a presenter instead of just a participant at SolidSound. Although still on a small stage, we have to start somewhere, don’t we? What a day it was! Here was the schedule and I was on it and in no time… sold...

IMstep: Freaky Sunday

Freaky Sunday is the perfect title for this step, aerobic & dance event. The Juin 2013 edition had step, Ragga and GRIT on the program. 4 hours of fun & workout and one of my first performances as a Rookie Presenter! I was asked to give a ‘Mystery Step’. This got my creative brain running and I came up with a festival workout based on the MysteryLand hype. Complete with posters, flyers, festival bags, MysteryLand dj sounds and a creative step workout (step turned to the front), it was a great PARTY!! Download the IMmysterystep flyer here:  Program: 12:30 h: Anke Derks > Step 4 Everybody 13:30 h: Brigitte Sala > GRIT 14:10 h: Michel Looye > Ragga Latin Style 15:10 h: Brigitte Sala > GRIT 15:45 h: Ilse Michiels > Mystery Step Info: www.freakyevents.nl. Promo...

IMstep: Elements of Fitness

International aerobics, dance & fitness convention in Leiden! Presenters who want to share their creativity, energy and skills with both instructors and sport consumers. And an incredible line-up: Min Hee Bervoets (The Ultimate Dance Battle & So You Think You Can Dance), Lars Schuijling, Tim Broekhoven, David Van De Velde, Aneudi Cabral, Maaike and Biance Karel, Nathalie van Deventer and the event organizer himself: Danny Rust. For this convention, I came up with the ‘Opposites Attract’ theme: dance vs step, hard vs soft, black vs white, hardstyle vs dance, advanced vs beginning… Download the Opposites Attract/Elements of Fitness flyer here: Program: 12:30 h, room 1: Aneudi Cabral > Latino Heat 12:30 h, room 2: Nathalie van Deventer > HiLo Just Go With The Flow 13:30 h, room 1:Maaike & Bianca Karel > TTT HiLo 2 Funk 13:30 h, room 2: Tim Broekhoven > Party Step 14:30 h, room 1:  Min Hee Bervoets > Modern 14:30 h, room 2: David Van De Velde > Stepsations 15:30 h, room 1: Danny Rust > Mighty Dance Moves 15:30 h, room 2: Ilse Michiels > Dance + Step 16:30 h, room 1: Lars Schuijling > Streetdance 16:30 h, room 2: Burn Team > Burn Info & tickets: www.elementsoffitness.nl or on facebook here. Promo...

IMeventmanagement: Happy Weekend

We like organizing events at Health Club Fit2Move. On Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th of April, we organized the Fit2Move Happy Weekend. Doing sports makes you happy, so this weekend we celebrate happiness by organizing lots of sport activities. On Saturday more than 100 spinning fanatics put in 4 hours of spinning and collected money for two good causes: Alpe D’HuZes and Ronald McDonald. Doing sports can make others happy! On Sunday there were new classes, Intensity workouts and the Fit2Move Olympics in our club. We wanted all to have a very Happy Sunday! Find pictures and posts on the Fit2Move Facebook page here.  Find videos on the Fit2Move Youtube channel here.  Find pictures on this Fit2Move Pinterest...

IMstep: Freaky Sunday

It’s great fun those mini conventions. Small group, medium-advanced classes, lots of fun! Only a week after having given all on AALO Rookie 2013, I was happy to just follow the classes and enjoy. HiLo from Anke Derks, Steps from Lars Schuijling and Steps from Henri de Haas. Not to difficult, energizing music and positive athmosphere… Together with Romy, Frederike, Paula, Annette, Eline, Bas and Laura it became a very freaky...

IMrookie: AALO Rookie 2013

November 2012 I won the AALO Presenter Prize, with this I got selected to participate in the AALO Rookie 2013 contest. This is the most important contest in the Netherlands and Belgium for new aerobic and step instructors. The contest took place on the 27th of January, 2013… I won! This makes me the AALO Rookie 2013. The adventure has only just begun… Read more about it here....

IMrookie: Ilse Michiels AALO Rookie 2013

(Press release in Dutch:) Ilse Michiels van Health Club Fit2Move won eind 2012 de Presenter Prijs van het (inter-)nationale opleidingsinstituut AALO. Ze plaatste zich daarmee voor deelname aan de Rookie 2013, een wedstrijd voor aanstormend Aerobic en Step Presenter Talent. En met succes! Want Ilse is nu de Rookie of the year! Lees meer hier…...

IMrookie: AALO Rookie

Ilse Michiels is AALO Rookie 2013! It’s there. The one chance to make it as a presenter. To dream, dare, do. The AALO Rookie Contest 2013. It’s the most important contest in the Netherlands (and Belgium) for aerobic & step instructors. And … I won it!! As of now, I am AALO Rookie 2013 and I am very proud of it. Previous winners of the AALO Rookie: Laurie Meulendijks, Claudia de Rijter, Lars Schuijling, Caroline Miervelde, Michel Looye, Nanda Groen, Delano Loswijk, Steve Boedt, Pieter Schouls & Mirella Iacutone. PRESENTER PRIZE: I’ve won the Presenter Prize and thereby I was selected to participate in this contest. DETAILS: 27th of January 2013; 9:30-17:30 h @Olympos in Utrecht (Uppsalalaan 3, 3584 CT UTRECHT, tel: 030 253 4471). ROOKIE 2013 COMPETITORS: – Charlie Grijspaardt (NL, 2nd place) – Tim Broekhoven (NL, 3d place) – Jolien van Gils (NL, 4th place) – Leen Schoenmakers (BE, 4th place) – Joy Jonkers (NL, 4th place) – and me (BE/NL) 2nd: Charlie Grijspaardt (NL) 3rd: Tim Broekhoven (NL) 4th: Leen Schoenmakers (BE) 4th: Joy Jonkers (NL) 4th: Jolien van Gils (NL) JURY: Michel Looye – general manager AALO/international presenter/AALO Master Trainer Larz Schuiling- International presenter Laurie Meulendijks- AALO master trainer...

IMstep: AALO Master Step

Sunday 26th of November, 2012, the first half of our Master Step group gave their exam classes. Among them was Roxanne Reebergen, my dear colleague. She gave an exciting and very good class. Want to see how she did? Here’s a video of her final! Sunday 2nd of December, 2012 I gave my exam class. The first one to give his all was Bas, then it was my turn and after me it was up to Melanie, Rebecca and Joy. We got a lot of support of friends! Find out the information here on Facebook. Thx for all your enthusiasm!! And the results: hardware: 8.3/10; software: 8.4/10! Want to practice even more? Here’s the choreo! This was the final of my good friend Bas Huisman: PS: watching this movie takes a bit of twisting your...

IMstep: How To Be Creative Part I & II

How to be creative … in step-aerobic? This is a question every step instructor faces regularly, when having to come up with new routines. Lars Schuijling has proven himself to be a very good step instructor and presenter, but my respect has even grown… because he shared with us his ambition: to get step-aerobics to a new level. First: by introducing standards (let’s all agree on what step 1, step 2, step 3 and step 4 is), second: by demanding from master instructors to regularly follow advanced classes to keep up, third: by sharing his wisdom with us. In the first workshop (November 2012), he shared with us some creative techniques to create new routines. No new moves, but the creative thinking to come up with new moves! In the second workshop (January 2013), he inspired us with three ways of turning the same routine into a totally different class and experience. To all step-instructors: make sure you don’t miss out on a sequel of this workshop, definitely worth your time!! Check it...

IMstep: Feel The Motion

I love a good aerobic/step convention, even if my schedule is very busy. Saturday 25th of November 2012 I joined the three step classes at Feel The Motion (SnowWorld, Zoetermeer, NL). It started with a jazzy step from Aneudi Cabral and live music by Lars Schuijling. A nice start of the afternoon. The best class according me was the assymetrical-symetrical step by Lucciano Mottola (Italy). And offcourse the most advanced class was the one by Lars Schuijling. As always in SnowWorld, it was a lot of...

IMaerobic: AALO Master Aerobic

It’s great fun to be a student again! I like dancing and I took a shot at So You Think You Can Dance, but I knew that I’m not the most talented dance performer. My talents are as a dance & aerobic instructor. I’ve worked hard on becoming a good instructor, but I want more… I want to become one of the best. Not an easy goal to achieve, because there are already many top instructors and I’m still far from becoming a TOP instructor. But if one thing is for sure: I’m ambitious, hard working and willing to go the extra mile! And if I won’t make it to the top, I will enjoy taking the road that could get me there. So… I started with inscribing for the AALO Master Aerobic training. Not best timing, because my schedule is too busy but I will make it work. For example: having planned my holiday in the middle of the training, so I had to practice while trying to relax and enjoy my holiday. Turns out: there’s so much fun practicing aerobic at the...

IMeventmanagement: Super Sunday MegaRelease

In 2012 we organised the first edition of Super Sunday MEGA RELEASE at Fit2Move. On 7th of October, 2012 we did it all over again! A big stage, professional lightening-sound-and more, many talented and enthusiast instructors and more than 150 participants: it was a great day! Thanks to the whole team for there efforts, to our partners for a smooth cooperation and to all participants for giving us all they had and more. And I was very proud to stand on stage together with Roxanne Reebergen and Mirella Iacutone!! We will look back on this with a big...

IMdance: Triple Dance Holiday vs Home

After taking a break and recharging my batteries in Corsica, I came back with new energy and inspiration. Are you ready to dance, dance, triple dance? Join me and my friends Mondays 21:00 h and Wednesday 18:00 h at Health Club Fit2Move (www.fit2move.nl). We are going to have FUN, FUN, FUN and dance all night long!! Teaser: a piece of the streetdance choreo … the holiday edition (while creating it on the beach of Cap Corse) Same choreo but this is the club edition (how it turned out after a club...

IMeventmanagement: VathorstRun 2012

VahorstRun 2012 The 1st of September 2012, we (=Fit2Move team) organized the third edition of the ‘VathorstRun’. This is a regional, annual running competition with focus on family, fun and having a good time. You can run 3,3 – 6,6 – 10 km. For those who just started running is the 3,3 or 6,6 a perfect distance and thus, a perfect opportunity to participate in a first running competition. Read more here....

IMdance: Jazz, Afro & HiLo Aerobics in Triple Dance

Welcome to the world of Jazz, Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra! In May I’ld like to teach you a jazz routine like Fred Astaire would have danced it. Some music of Frank Sinatra, the ‘Chicago’ musical and more will sweep you off your feet. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s JAZZ! Other dance styles in the Triple Dance classes of May will be: HiLo Aerobics (Jane Fonda style mixed with a bit of house dance) and Afrodance (shake your body, move your hips). Don’t miss it, Triple Dance in May @ Health Club...

IMaerobic: Feel The Motion

Inspired and energized by Feel The Motion I just love aerobic conventions, it’s a whole day of dancing, the most complicated choreo’s by the best presenters. Frederike recommended this convention and I am gratefull that she did. We started at 12:00 and ended at 18:00 without a break! As usual, I was so focused on dancing that I forgot to eat. Some cereal bars and Redbulls, the right music and flow got me through it. And like the photographers told me repeatedly, I smiled the whole 6 hours. My body ached after it, but in my head the party just went on and on. Thx Lars Schuijling, Nanda Groen, Fitzroy Gaynes and Miralla Iacatune for a very good time! Find the Feel The Motion FB page...

IMeventmanagement: Super Sunday The Family Edition

Super Sunday ‘The Family Edition’ at Health Club Fit2Move You weren’t an april fool to come and enjoy the party at Fit2Move, the 1st of April 2012. Twice a year, we like to open the club to members and non-members and we organize many groupfitness classes, fitness activities and welcome new members with a special reduction! This edition, the theme was FAMILY. There was a make up artist, special children care and air cushion for the kids. Jouth could follow special youth fitness classes. Adults of all ages could participate in many groupfitness classes and fitness activities. And those who wanted to challenge theirselves, could show what their made off in the first edition of the Fit2Move Olympics. As always, it was a lot of...

IMdance: Triple Dance

New dance workout: TRIPLE DANCE In January 2012 I’m introducing a whole new dance workout, called ‘Triple Dance’. In line with the popularity of Zumba, Sh’Bam, Bodyjam and more, it’s time for something new. This dance class will be even more about dancing and the fun of it. Everyone has heard about the ‘running high’, a state of flow when running for a while, that gives you an amazing feeling. This class is all about the ‘dancing high’, a state of flow when dancing intensely for a while, that gives you an amazing feeling! Instead of many repetitive moves and songs in one class, we’ll be dancing one or two longer choreographies in one or two dance styles per class. Every 4 weeks you’ll learn new choreographies. I’ld like you to dance different styles: HiLo Aerobics, Gogo Dance, House Dance, Hiphop & Streetdance, Jazz Routine, Jazz Dance, Belly Dance, Latin Routine, Afrodance, Dubstep and much more. Triple Dance, now @ Health Club Fit2Move (Monday 21h, Wednesday...

IMsport: Xmas madness on Boxing Day

Christmas madness on Boxing Day @ Fit2Move On Boxing Day 2011 we organized some special groupfitness classes at Fit2Move. I gave Xmas Bodypump, Power Step, an introduction to the new dance workout: Triple Dance and because of the many interest an extra class of Sh’Bam & Zumba. In the spinning class, Ed & Marga gave an Xmas Spinning class and Erik took the runners out into the forest, for a nice run. It was definitely a...

IMaerobic: Solid Sound Convention 2011

I like aerobic conventions. Twice a year Solid Sounds organizes the biggest aerobic convention in the Netherlands: Solid Sound. I always make sure I’m there. Once again, I had lots of fun, especially with Babs van Erven – Gogo Dance and the step classes. Thx to all presenters and the organizing crew for another great...

IMeventmanagement: Super Sunday The Big Five

Super Sunday ‘The Big Five’ to celebrate Fit2Move’s 5th birthday The 2nd of October 2011, we organized Super Sunday ‘The Big Five’ to celebrate Fit2Move’s fifth birthday. As with all Super Sundays, we organized many groupfitness class and fitness activities. There was also a rope skipping and rowing competition. And many sales actions for new members. This was just the start for many celebration activities during the whole month of October. It was fun and we welcomed many new members and strengthened our relationship with our existing members....

IMeventmanagement: Super Sunday Mega Release 2010

It’s fun working at Fit2Move. All groupfitness instructors are very passionate about teaching. So when someone suggested to organize a mega groupfitness event, we were all in immediately. We normally can only allow 25 participants per class, now our goal was to invite 100 participants per class. And we succeeded. It was great fun: 3-5 teachers on the stage, 5 classes, more than 100 participants, a famous musical singer/dancer and some activities for the kids and rest of the family....

IMdance: Michael Jackson

When Michael Jackson died, there was much to do about his songs, dances and shows. Many Bodyjam participants asked me if I could teach some Michael Jackson routines. I found it a nice challenge and the classes were a big...

IMsport: Fit2Beach

Another great Fit2Move event: Fit2Beach. Talking about the high temperatures and how we should better take the party outside, we came up with the idea to organize some outdoor groupfitness classes. Irma and Ed gave spinning classes and Lynette and I gave Zumba and Bodyjam classes on the parking lot in front of the club. We felt like dancing on the beach!...

IMdance: Dansrillingen

My first dance event to organize was an instant success. Together with a friend and as an assignment for her school, we organized a local dance event. We called it ‘Dansrillingen’ what means as much as the happy feeling you get by dancing. We gave 5 dance classes with very specific themes: Afro, Latin, Modern, Jazz and Hip-Hop. We started the day with a personal story, decorated the gym in the themes, asked everyone to dress according to the themes and expressed the themes in music-choreography-teaching. We did not have a lot of experience yet in organizing events and teaching, but this day will always stay in my memory as a very good start of many more dance classes and...

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