Glen (Glennvanderveen) used to play professional football in the Netherlands until he was 23 years old, after which he also competed in MMA and grappling competitions. When he was 29, he started competing in bodybuilding and had many successes, winning a number of awards and accolades.
His personal fitness goal is to keep improving himself, and to keep challenging his body in different ways. For him, being fit and healthy means to feel good, strong, mobile, and injury-free, and having a good cardiovascular system.
His strength as a trainer is that he's understanding, empathetic, patient, and a good listener. He's also very analytical and passionate about solving movement-related “problems”. What he loves the most about working with his clients is the variety of different personalities, goals, and fitness levels that he gets to work with everyday. This makes his job interesting and challenging.
With his academic background in Sports Physiotherapy, his specialization is in rehabilitation, injury prevention, and strength and conditioning. Before coming to Singapore, he practiced as a Sports Physiotherapist in the Netherlands and India.
My biggest inspiration: My Grandfather and father.
My favourite quote: Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.
Favourite cheat meal: French fries.
My biggest fear: Losing my loved ones.
Best advice given to me: Always enjoy the moment!
Certificate Technical Level One (Weightlifting)
Trigger point dry needling technique
TRX master instructor course
Certificate TRX Rip trainer and TRX suspension trainer
Myogenic courses - Activation, Release and Rehab
Course of diagnosis and rehabilitation of sports injuries of the knee
Course training with Arthritis
Master of Physical Therapy in Sports
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
August 1993 - July 1995: Football, Vitesse 1892
August 1995 - July 2000: Professional Football academy De Graafschap
2000 - 2002: Professional football FC De Graafschap
2003 - 2005: Competitive Mixed Martial Arts and Grappling
2005 to present: Boxing, Weightlifting, Bodybuilding
Juliette Bergman Cup IFBB 2010 1st place – 80 kg (Netherlands)
Juliette Bergman Cup IFBB 2010 1st place Overall (Netherlands)
Hercules Cup IFBB 2010 – 80 kg 1st place (Netherlands)
Dutch Championships IFBB 2010 – 80 kg 1st place (Netherlands)
Grand Prix IFBB 2010 all weight classes 4th place (Netherlands)
European Championships IFBB 2010 - 80 kg (participant)
Arnold Classics Ohio USA IFBB 2011 - 90 kg (participant)
Muscle Model Champion, Muscle Mania India 2014
Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Muscle Mania India 2014
Overall Winner, Muscle Mania India 2014
2nd place, Mr Asia Muscle Mania 2015