I am the head coach of CrossFit Power Factory and I am surrounded by a group of well rounded and passionate coaches. Sport has been in my family’s blood for generation. I grew up through sports and coaching via my incredible father and mentor Michel who has truly transmitted the passion for athletic performance to me, whether it is from a coaching or an athlete standpoint, and via my grandfather Roger whose history with the military and Olympic Games is one of a kind. I played golf nonstop until I was 14 years old before turning to martial arts.
I discovered CrossFit in 2007 after realizing I needed a better preparation for fighting. Opening a CrossFit gym has been my dream ever since. Fitness is a journey, and it has made me travel all over the world expanding my vision on a wide variety of methods and best practices which I continuously seek to develop. This has allowed me to radically improve the fitness of anyone from men to women, young to old, leisure athletes to Olympic athletes.
Along the way, I have also been very involved in CrossFit competition. Qualifying for the CrossFit Games in 2010 after finishing 3rd in Europe is my biggest achievement to date. I have also won the Benelux championship 2 years in a row and qualified for 5 Regional competitions. I feel very lucky to have been able to compete for a long time and meet so many great coaches and athletes along the way.
Today, I can share my experience with you and make sure you reach your goals.
I used to play basketball at a high level, before converting to the fitness industry with a short career working for Passage Fitness and Health City. Until 2010, when I fell in love with CrossFit. Rediscovering functional movements reminded me about the old way I used to train, and I haven’t turned back since then.
Hello, my name is Chris.
I was searching for a program for football and I discovered Crossfit. I immediately fell in love with this sport. It quickly became obvious to me that Crossfit became the main reason for my improved performances.
Coach and competitor since 2011, I am also certified in weightlifting and powerlifting. Being aware that food plays an essential role in health and performance, I have worked a lot on my knowledge about proper nutrition.
Forging elite fitness.
After having started CrossFit my conception of sport and fitness changed dramatically. Aware of the benefits that CrossFit provides, I felt that I had no choice but to devote myself completely to it. Since the opening of CrossFit Power Factory I had the chance to commit myself to coaching and it has been on the most rewarding experiences ever. Through the teaching of proper mechanics and the mastering of the basics I believe that there is not limit for progress in CrossFit.
Besides my coaching, I am a member of the CrossFit Media Team and a writer for the CrossFit Games.
I am also proud to be an intern for the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff.