Glenn van der Veen BSc, MSc


Glenn UFIT Personal Trainer


“I used to play professional football in the Netherlands until I was 23 years old, after which I also competed in MMA and grappling competitions. When I was 29 I started competing in bodybuilding and had many successes, winning a number of awards and accolades.

My personal fitness goal is to keep improving myself, and to keep challenging my body in different ways. For me, being fit and healthy means to feel good, strong, mobile, am injury-free, and having a good cardiovascular system.

My strength as a trainer is that I am very understanding, empathetic, patient, and am a good listener. I am also very analytical and passionate about solving movement related “problems”. What I love the most about working with my clients is the variety of different personalities, goals, and fitness levels that I get to work with everyday. This makes my job interesting and challenging.

With my academic background in Sports Physiotherapy, my specialization is in rehabilitation, injury prevention, and strength and conditioning. Before before coming to Singapore, I 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

  • Manipulation techniques

  • Course of diagnosis and rehabilitation of sports injuries of the knee

  • Course training with Arthritis

  • Master of Physical Therapy in Sports

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Sports experience

  • 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