Antoine has been a member of CrossFit Heerlen since March 2017, but has been shooting pictures since the first day he visited CrossFit Heerlen as a spectator during our opening event in January 2016. We are proud to mention that he is not only a creative member of the CrossFit Heerlen staff team. He is also a coach now. And not just any one. After practicing CrossFit for years he started to enjoy helping other people experience the same benefits as he experiences through CrossFit. And so he decided to become a coach. But this didn’t happen overnight…
Fast forward 5 years (of which he’s been doing CrossFit for 4 years), his CrossFit level 1 trainer certification, shadowing the other coaches for many hours, completing the CrossFit Heerlen Coach Development Program and an apprenticeship, he is now an at least as dedicated coach as an athlete within the CrossFit Heerlen community.
So in the beginning he visited our box as a friend and professional passionate photographer with his camera along. At that time he was not interested in doing sports at all. He just visited the gym out of curiousity. “What were Danny and Thessyana up to?”, were his thoughts. But something triggered him. After some months he took a big step by signing up for his first class. And so – after a bit more than a year later – he became already one of the most driven members at our box, totally hooked, and always striving to extend the same compassion he has experienced to all (new) members of the CrossFit Heerlen family.
And now, more than 4 years later, he is even more dedicated and passionate about coaching CrossFit and our members. That’s why we are very proud to call him our coach since Memorial Day 2021 (Murph) – the day he started coaching at CrossFit Heerlen.
His love for CrossFit, as well as capturing emotion and beauty through the lens and judging athletes during competitions has taken him on many adventures, photographing (and judging) events like the CrossFit Open, Masters Throwdown, Dutch Throwdown, special workouts like Hero31, Murph, seminars and clinics and many other CrossFit Heerlen community events. Also the pictures on our website are thanks to Antoine.
In addition, Antoine pursues his photography business in an effort to create and share impactful imagery. Below a gallery of Antoine’s recent work to get an impression.