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Maikel Schmetz

Coach | CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

About me

My name is Maikel Schmetz and I was introduced to CrossFit about 5 years ago (2016) through CrossFit Heerlen.

Before I started at CrossFit Heerlen, I did exercise a few times at a gym, but I noticed that I quickly dropped out because I didn’t really know what to do.

As a thirty year old with no real sports experience it was quite overwhelming to see those big dudes in the gym. At CrossFit Heerlen I certainly saw fit people, but the fact that we all followed the same class ensured that there was a feeling of equality. I soon came into contact with other members and the coaches made me feel welcome, but also made me progress and get fitter.

In the gym I never dared to do a deadlift because I was afraid of injuries. In the lessons I was explained what I had to do and what I had to pay attention to. This was very motivating for me and since then I enjoy working with weights and I see the great advantage of exercising under supervision.

In my daily life I am a math teacher at the Bernard Lievegoed college in Maastricht. I do this with great pleasure and I get energy from guiding students towards independence. So far I have noticed that coaching also gives me a lot of energy and I was able to give my first lessons with great enthusiasm. I am curious what the future will bring and I hope to learn a lot!

Read more: Blogpost – ‘Meet the NEW COACH: Maikel Schmetz’

CrossFit Training Credentials

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Credentialed CF-L1 Trainer
CrossFit Judge
Certified CrossFit Judge with the skills necessary to judge any CrossFit competition.