CrossFit Heerlen is proud to introduce you to our new coach Jos Offermans. We are very excited to have Jos as a valuable member of our coaching team. He brings different strengths to our garage gym and we’re really looking forward to seeing him help you along your path.
Read more about Jos in below interview and on his coachpage.
Can you tell us a bit about you and your sporting background? How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I have played soccer and practiced Tae Kwondo for many years. I also teached Tae Kwon Do. After a long period I started running and I did my first marathon in Paris. Then I started fitness and through the years I started my own bootcamp club (Bootcamp Limburg) and I learned more about fitness to become a certified fitness trainer, bootcamp trainer and certified CrossFit Level 1 Coach. I’ve been doing CrossFit for almost three years now.
When did you deside to become a CrossFit certified coach? And what is your favorite aspect of being a CrossFit coach?
When I started CrossFit at CrossFit Heerlen I started to learn for the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course. Danny was looking for a qualified en certified coach. So I started to learn and learn… and now I have my Level 1 Cert! I just like the coaching aspect very much; motivating and sharing knowledge about living a healthy lifestyle through CrossFit.
When and how did you find out about CrossFit Heerlen?
I heard about CrossFit Heerlen when I was looking for a new box. So I contacted Danny and started with a trial class. At that time he was giving classes in an old schoolbuilding, because he couldn’t get a permit for the intended location. Although the location wasn’t yet ideal I liked the atmosphere and the way Danny explained everything. Danny was also positive about competitive CrossFitters, so I became a member of Crossfit Heerlen.
What do you like most about CrossFit Heerlen? What made you apply?
Everything, the lessons, the box, the community. I’m loving the fact that I’m a member of a great coach team where every coach thinks the same about virtuosity in coaching.
Do you have any further ambitions?
Yes, I will not stop learning about CrossFit…What are some of your favourite activities outside the box?
Bootcamp and obstacle runs.What is your ultimate goal in CrossFit and/or at CrossFit Heerlen?
As a coach I want to help other people becoming a better version of themselves through CrossFit. My ultimate personal goal is to compete at the CrossFit Games Masters division and getting better and stronger each year.
Any final words for our athletes and those who read this?
Yes, leave your ego at the door. Start CrossFit, pay attention and train hard (especially your weak points).
Visit Jos his coachpage here to read more about his work experience and education.