In de Cramer 23A, Heerlen06 - 810 276 62

Valerie Smeets

Coach | CrossFit Level 3 / Gymnastics / Weightlifting Trainer

About me

I was one of those people wanting to “get in shape” first. But once I just started CrossFit, I realized CrossFit is THE WAY to get in shape. The amazing thing about CrossFit is that it meets each individual where they are–you can walk in to any workout and do it at your own level. The community of people encouraging you means personal progression comes naturally, and you are able to accomplish goals more quickly than trying to do it on your own.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been helping new CrossFitters with specific movements, judging competitions, and generally assisting coaches as needed. Several people started encouraging me to attend the CF Level 1 course. Now as a coach I love seeing an athlete’s eyes light up when they beat a previous score or perform a movement for the first time.

My goal at CrossFit Heerlen is to keep myself and the members constantly learning and growing, not only in strength, speed, skill, etc., but also nutrition and overall wellness. Together we help each other try new things and learn more about ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We all go through seasons when we feel we have nothing left to give, that’s why we uplift each other and help each other achieve our goals.

Read more: Blogpost March 4, 2018 – ‘Meet the NEW COACH: Valerie Haas’

CrossFit Training Credentials

CrossFit Level 3 Trainer
Credentialed CF-L3 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Judge
Certified CrossFit Judge with the skills necessary to judge any CrossFit competition.
CrossFit Lesson Planning
Certified CrossFit Trainer with the skills necessary to accurately plan a lesson for CrossFit group-training sessions.
CrossFit Spot The Flaw
Certified CrossFit Trainer with the ability to analyze movements from the weightlifting, gymnastics and monostructural modalities.
CrossFit Scaling
Certified CrossFit Trainer with the ability to modify workouts for athletes; beginners, intermediate CrossFitters, advanced CrossFitters, former athletes from other disciplines and those with injuries.
CrossFit Anatomy
Human movement anatomy and function
Weightlifting Trainer (Olympic)
Level 1-2 - Dutch Weightlifting Association (NGB)
PowerMama Coach
Specialized Fitness Trainer during and after pregnancy