1989-1993

Master in Rehabilitation Sciences (magna cum laude)
KULeuven


1993-1999

Doctor in Rehabilitation Sciences (specialization Exercise Physiology)
Research on the prognostic value of exercise testing in patients with hypertension and heart failure
KULeuven, UZ Gasthuisberg, department of Cardiology


2000-2007

Supervision of exercise tests (half time)
In patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, breast cancer, low back pain
KULeuven, UZ Gasthuisberg, department of Physical Medicine


2000-2006

7 x top-10 at the Belgian Championships Olympic distance triathlon
Semi-professional triathlete


2006-present

Independent exercise physiologist, physical trainer and instructor (train the trainer)
Back To B.A.S.I.C.S. In Sports

Exercise physiologist: specialized in lactate testing

Physical trainer: distance coaching (program design) of athletes in individual sports
- (trail)running (from 400m to 250K)
- triathlon, duathlon, swimming
- cycling & mountainbiking
- mountaineering, inline skating, badminton, canoe,...

Organisation of courses for coaches of athletes (trainers, physicians, physiotherapists)
- Lactate testing 1.0 (basic course)
- Lactate testing 2.0 (follow-up course)
- Program design (how to make a training scheme) (3 day course)
- All or nothing: the 50 shades of training intensity


2012-present

Responsible for the physical training of players of all levels and ages
K. Stade Leuven T.C.

Author of the evidence-based book ‘Back to B.A.S.I.C.S. voor succesvol trainen’ (Academia Press, 2012, 175 p., in Dutch)

Development of the ‘ReMBLa-method’: a unique, ‘physio-logical’ method to determine lactate thresholds

Author of several scientific syllabi (in Dutch and English), a.o. ‘Lactate testing: an evidence-based and practical guide’ (2016, 80 p.)

Main assets as an exercise physiologist
- Expert in the conduction and interpretation of lactate tests
- Unparallelled systematic approach
- Versatile: broad knowledge of physiology, incl. pathology

Main assets as a trainer
- Man of his word (someone you can count on)
- Very skilled in the periodization of the training process (peaking is no coincidence)
- Experience as a (successful but ‘uncoachable’) athlete

Main assets as a teacher
- Unique combination of strong theoretical background and lots of practical experience (both as a trainer and an athlete)
- Elaborated syllabi, incl. creative exercises for activated learning
- Accessible and supportive personality, facilitating the interaction during and the follow-up after the workshops