Wie is Joey van Tilburg?
Hi! My name is Joey. I am a life coach and personal trainer from Holland with a passion for everything related to health.
I am also:
A thinker, traveler, hiker, outdoor person, gamer, knowledge and truth seeker
In love with nature, animals, long conversations, reading, movement, philosophy and life
I have Psoriasis, periods where I feel like sh*t, a passion for helping others, a strong gut feeling that I try to follow
I use my empathy, high sensitivity and life experiences to enhance my work
But most of all I am a human, just like you.
Born on the 7th of September 1986, in Gouda, Holland. I started my professional career at a Dutch Sports Academy (CIOS), where I developed my interest in the functionality of the human body and health. During college, I started to work as an instructor at a local gym where I was offered the opportunity to develop into Personal Training, Life(style) Coaching, and Management. For 12 years I kept developing in these areas until at the age of 28 I started my own small business as Personal Trainer.
From 2015 until the end of 2017 the business slowly grew. At the end of 2017 I started to rent my own personal trainer studio and took my business to a whole new level. In 2019 I took a 10 month break. Having experience with depression in the past I felt that I needed to take a break and get some fresh air to clear my mind. Rebuild my own mini van to a simple camper van and traveled Scandinavia for the remaining of the year. Just me, nature, the van and meeting strangers was just what I needed. It was here where my perspective about life, health and my work changed. In 2020 I traveled back to Holland and due to Co-vid19 I got stuck so I started my business again with this new perspective. During this time I started to work on Wanderlust coaching, which forced me to reflect on my life to figure out more about myself. Dirty, nasty work with a lot of dragons to slay, but a very rewarding path to walk. I have’t slain all the dragons on my path, but slowly, I am getting there.
At this stage in my life I am finding and trying out new ways to combine my passion for nature and travel, supporting my mission and vision and earning a living. This will probably will go with ups and downs and you know what….I love it! Because I always keep this in the back of my head: I rather have stories to tell, then stuff to show
I use these ups and downs as fuel to help others and shift to new perspectives, even if my mind wonders from time to time to the edge of the abyss.
Joey van Tilburg Personal Trainer
Da Costakade 28, 2802 VP, Gouda, Netherlands.