I've always knew I wanted to become a personal trainer. Well, that's not entirely true. When i was about 5yrs old I wanted to be a garbage collector, just because they could hang at the back of a moving truck. But let's say that after that phase I made my mind pretty clear that my life would have been into sports. I've been a talented biathlete, a national champion in Decathlon and later enjoyed an international rugby experience but strangely enough I've never dreamed of a professional athlete's career. I started my medical studies at the University of Turin just before moving to Scotland where I studied Sports & Exercise physiology and got my BSc in Sports Medicine in 2002. It was during my studies that I got deeper and deeper fascinated with functional training. A love at first sight that influenced the rest of my professional career when I moved to Belgium two years later and I opened one of the first personal training studio of the country based entirely on the principle of functional training. 15 years later, I've built a strong brand and an education company that are leading the way.


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About myself


As an independent fitness & health specialist I combine personal training for individuals/companies with professional education courses for trainers. In both cases is my aim to deliver the best possible experience to the participants involving them in exciting and inspiring training sessions.

Latest News


In November 2017 I will run the NY Marathon for charity to support the Mediclowns

Nov 4, 2017


The book "Wat is jouw excuus" that I wrote together with my wife is available in the best bookstores!

Feb 13, 2017

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Functional Training Lille

Houtzijde 103, 2275 Lille



Bookings: +32 (0)471.66.74.30

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