© 2019 BY CITY ALPS. AMSTERDAM

FOUNDERS

GEORGIA & DAYNE

Georgia and Dayne started City Alps after arriving in Amsterdam from South Africa and discovering that it was flat. Like really, really flat.

 

They are both passionate about human endurance and strength, and have completed numerous trail runs, adventure races and triathlons around the world. They train hard (preferably with mates), and are not shy of a hard-earned beer or two to quench the thirst.

 

Georgia has over 12 years of experience as an advanced spinning and power-based cycling instructor. With additional specialities in HIIT and strength group training, she has developed her own signature class that combines cycling and strength intervals. She is also a certified UESCA (Running/Endurance Coach).

 

Dayne is a strange combination of a gym rat and mountain goat . His daily graft is in law and he also happens to be Georgia’s husband.

 

STUDIO COACHES

MARIT MASTAD

MOBILITY AND STRENGTH COACH

Marit was born and raised at 63 degrees north, in Norway, with mountains, rivers and the great outdoors right at her doorstep. As a coach Marit specializes in strength and mobility training, as well as HIIT. In addition, she is also a physiotherapist with a keen eye for proper technique, injury prevention and recovery. As any good Norwegian, the mountains were her first true love with her favorite sport being skiing. But she also has space in her heart for alpine trekking, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming and cycling - just to mention a few.

Marits' favourite quote is: “Hapiness is the struggle towards a summit, and when it is attained, it is happiness to glimpse new summits on the other side” ~explorer and athlete, Fritjof Nansen 

STACH AARTS

RIDE COACH

Stach was raised in a little
town next door to Tilburg, called Gilze. He is a certified instructor in cycling and running and is an avid triathlete himself. As a coach, he has experience with heart rate training, fun freestyle concepts, and the more
serious watt power zones. Apart from having excellent knowledge about training with real data on the bike, Stach is crazy about his music and so you can always expect a well though-out playlist for all his RIDE classes. 

"Don’t forget about the fun…To quote one our Dutch rappers Diggy Dex – De Zon op: “….zonder de muziek is maar een tiende van je feest ...
without the music is only a tenth of your party” ~ Stach

 

ILSE JONGBOOM

RIDE & LIFT COACH

Ilse grew up in the beautiful countryside of Fryslân, North of Netherlkands. Her love for being in nature and passion for triathlon is what planted the seed for her wanting to start teaching at City Alps. Ilse has a lot of experience teaching various classes such as strength and indoor cycling in Amsterdam. This, plus her down to earth and bubbly approach to teaching makes her the perfect instructor for a RIDE & LIFT class.

"Feel the burn, free your mind and lose yourself to your workout because you are stronger than you think" ~ Ilse

 

MIRJAM heldmann

YOGA COACH

Mirjam is our German ultra-running yogi. We first met Mirjam a couple of years ago through our shared love for ultra distance trail running. Her real passion for trail running, together with her experience as a yoga teacher is why our members love to take part in her classes. Her style is to keep things simple - focusing on the stretching, balancing and mobility that all endurance atheltes need. 

 

ONLINE COACHES FOR OUR TRAIL RUNNING, TRIATHLON & ADVENTURE PACKAGES 

BEN BRIMBLE

OUR CITY ALPS ONLINE COACH

(FROM PEAK TRAIL)

FOR TRAIL & ROAD RUNNING

Ben is a South African ultra trail runner. He has been coaching athletes to reach their potential since 2010, using a holistic approach that incorporates strength work, mobility training and recovery. His training programs are personalized for each athlete, taking into account personal goals, experience, fitness, injury history and other criteria to develop a plan that is specifically suited to an individual.  Ben has ran a 2:35 marathon, a 3:36 Two Oceans ultra marathon, top 40 in the CCC 100km and has completed many other trail and road races around the world.

 

Michael Redington

OUR CITY ALPS ONLINE COACH

(FROM EMBARK)

FOR TRIATHLON

Michael Redington is a dedicated IRONMAN specialist who helps athletes with planning, structure, feedback and guidance of their program. Having raced in 4 continents, including the coveted KONA WORLD IRONMAN CHAMPS, Michael has a wealth of knowledge on how best to choose, plan and execute a race abroad or in unfamiliar surroundings.