Monique settled in Amsterdam for her studies in human movement sciences and ergonomics. From there on she specialized in physiotherapy and gained years of experience with rehabilitation exercises. Yet it was her own passion as a dancer and gymnastic that lead to her wish of becoming a trainer herself. Today, she has been employed by a large number of gymns and has helped with the development of an impressive variety of physical health and training programs. After witnessing the impressive results of Pilates training, she adopted this new specialty. It lead to the training and coaching of many different groups, from professional dancers to acrobats and other Cirque Du Soleil artists.



  • Human movement sciences Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam 1977-1981
  • Physiotherapy Stichting Academie Fysiotherapie Amsterdam (SAFA) 1980-1984
  • Course bandaging and taping Akademie Leffelaar 1986
  • Trainerslicence strength- and fitnesstrainer Dutch Bodybuilding Federation (NBF) 1988
  • Course strength training for injury prevention, recovery and (sports)performance improvement Stichting bijscholing Akademie Leffelaar 1992
  • Corporate physiotherapy Hogeschool Enschede 1994-1996
  • Certified aerobics instructor by American Council on Exercise (ACE) 1998
  • Ergonomics Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam 2002-2004
  • Didactic licence to teach anatomy to dancers of Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten 2007
  • Perfect Pilates paramedisch Fysio Physics IJsselstein 2011
  • Diabetes & Fit by Fysiophysics 2012
  • Workshop Elizabeth Larkam 2015+2016
  • Workshop myofascial release with tune up balls by Ellen Meyer
  • Workshop Alan Herdman 2020
  • Pilates on tour online conference march 2021
  • Pilates on tour online conference may 2021
  • Pilates on tour online conference octoberr 2021
  • Monthly online master classes with Anula Maiberg 2021
  • Training with gyrotonic pretrainer 2014-2019
  • Training with gyrokinesis pretrainer 2018-
  • Training with level 4 Romana’s Pilates trainer 2017-