New conditioning coach

Wednesday January 10th 2018


We are delighted to announce that Erik Meijer has joined Barking FC as a conditioning coach and become part of our management team.

Erik has provided his profile information which makes interesting reading:

Erik has been involved in the health & fitness industry for over 23 years and is one of only a handful Dorian Yates HIT Master Trainers worldwide. Before moving to the UK in 2006 Erik worked as a Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, training clients at all levels; from the person next door up to Olympic champions. 

Erik co-operates closely with the Medical Director of the Private Patient Unit of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital for postoperative rehabilitation.

Erik has been trained by some of the best athletes in the world, such as 6-times Mr Olympia Dorian Yates, Mr Olympia Samir Bannout, Mr Universe and bodybuilding legend Tom Platz and 3-times boxing world champion Ricky Hatton.

Erik is one of the few Personal Trainers in Europe and the only one in the UK, who has been trained by one of the world's best, Los Angeles-based, Celebrity Personal Trainers, Jorgen de Mey. Amongst Jorgen’s clients are celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck, Tom Brady and many more! Erik regularly travels to LA to work with Jorgen and update his knowledge based on the latest developments in training. 

From 1994 until 2014 Erik worked as a part-time Personal Trainer and since January 2015 Erik has been a full time Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach, working from a gym in Limehouse Marina and from a private personal training studio in Chelsea.

Welcome Erik and we hope this is the start of long and successful association with Barking Football Club.

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