Myself some years back – Pro Skateboarder and later Team Manager for Quiksilver Skateboarding Germany & Austria.
And now fast forward to today – Busy in the so called “fitness industry”, Entrepreneur, Father and always Optimist 🙂
And everything in between: from my 20th until ca my 29th year I travelled the world as a professional skateboarder. At 2006 season´s end, my best professional year, I ranked 12th in the world and after my active career in the action sports world I moved on to become team manager for my long time sponsor Quiksilver for Germany and Austria, until 2011.
Thats me back then having fun on my skateboard and living a dream 🙂
In 2006, at a time that felt like a peak-moment, I decided to explore new territories to look for new challenges and opportunities next to my job as a pro athlete and later team manager. Since sports, movement and fitness has allways been a huge part in my life, moving on to the fitness industry seemed a logical step. After several years – being on the search in the fitness industry for what suits me best – with jobs at Technogym, Powerplate, as a Fitness Trainer and then Personal Trainer in Frankfurt – Germany, I had the chance to partner up with Transatlantic Fitness – the German distribution for TRX.
From 2009 until early 2012 I have been teaching TRX Suspension Training Courses with Transatlantic Fitness all over Germany.
After a short period in the middle east (Qatar) as a supervisor in the Doha Sheraton Hotel I moved back to Europe to continue personal training and take on new business opportunities and again follow my own dreams, passions. amd ideas.
In January 2013 together with my partners we founded the Amsterdam based company Transatlantic Fitness vof as a functional training products and education company for the BeNeLux market with myself as a shareholder and ceo.
After 2,5 years of successfuly growing this startup I opened the doors to my own Personal Training and Group Fitness Club in February 2015 in Amsterdam “MT Fitness”, which I then sold in September 2017.
Since July 2015 I am teaching Master Instructor for Animal Flow and teach this movement program across Europe.
Current activities and involvements summed up:
TRX Training Course Instructor, Animal Flow Master Instructor, Sharholding partner @ Transatlantic Fitness vof, and currently setting up my next idea together with one of my best friends as my partner which will have many different branches and opportunities to grow in many directions, however keeping one aspect as a red line throughout every aspect of this project – personal development, motivation, and ideas how to keep up with this fast world and all its challenges. XPZ Actionville -> www.actionville.de
Coming soon: my partners …