So who’s the face behind the glasses?
Nurdin Zain Pattipilohy, born, raised and currently living in Amsterdam. Not really planning on leaving any time soon as I love this city and my gym. That’s the Vondelgym, it’s where I work as a personal trainer, nutritional consultant and part time furniture.
I started paying attention to my health when I tore my ACL, somewhat of a crucial knee ligament, playing football 6 years ago. In that same year I also had to have two chest operations. It was what one could call “a shitty year”.
So not my best year all in all, except that it prompted me to explore ways to not become whale-ish, because I couldn’t move around much or play any sport except chess- which I didn’t do much either. Don’t think it would’ve burned many calories anyway. But I digress, food being my part time lover and without any significant movement in my near future I started learning about ‘proper’ nutrition.
In the course of those years I’ve believed many things, been confused a lot and have realised many things that now seem obvious. The health & fitness industry is a very confusing and ambigious place, filled with misinformation, many biases, outright lies and marketing schemes .
At the moment I give the Lifestyle and Nutrition section of the Train the trainers course here at the Vondelgym. I also blog once a month about habits and nutrition for the website.
My goal is to create a clear path of solid evidence based information. Useful, practical and truthful. If you have any pending questions about the way I work or what sort of information I provide you can come to my ‘Voedings vragenuur’ at the gym or just bump into me and ask away!
“But I digress, food being my part time lover and without any significant movement in my near future I started learning about ‘proper’ nutrition”.
One on One personal training at Vondelgym Amsterdam
One on One personal coaching (Lifestyle & Nutrition)
One on One online personal coaching (Lifestyle & Nutrition)
Small group lifestyle & nutrition Q&As
Presentation: The Fundamentals of Nutrition, Fat loss and Health
Presentation: The Habits for a succesful fat loss journey