Anne ErkelensHi, I'm Anne. Since December 2020 I'm a trainer on Thursdays and since September 2021 I'm also a trainer on Fridays. I live with my boyfriend and two prince cats in Odijk, but I was born and raised in Utrecht and that's where my heart really lies. I have been involved in gymnastics for a long time, first as a fanatic recreational gymnast and from the age of 16 as a trainer. When I was 23 I went abroad for a number of years, where I missed giving training a lot. When I returned to the Netherlands in Corona time and having a full-time job, I still looked for an opportunitie to get back into the sport and that's how I came to U-turn! I work at an Executive Search agency as a coordinator. In addition to work and gymnastics, I am a cat mom, I like to meet up with friends and family, I love good food and I exercise 3 mornings a week with my boyfriend. I also like to tie skates under my feet in the summer and I would love to pick up salsa dancing again. I think it's a lot of fun at U-turn and I'm always open for a fun or serious chat, but you can also always go to me for training questions. Just come to me in the gym or before or after training! Anne
Chris CloseMy name is Chris Close. I have been a trainer at U-turn since 2019 and I can be found there on thursdays. Before I was a trainer at U-turn,I have practiced gymnastics my whole life and was a coach at another club for several years. Helping and seeing the people who come to gymnastics practices gives me a joy every week. Hopefully our cozy club may welcome you soon! Greetings Chris.
Elise JordaansHiii, I'm Elise. I have been giving training at U-turn since September 2021. I became a member of U-turn in February 2018 and after my board year in 2020-2021 I found that it was a good moment to also become a trainer at the best gymnastics association. I started doing gymnastics when I was 8, and I started assisting toddlers, what we called “pre-gym,” when I was 10, at the gymnastics association Achilles W.I.L. Almelo. I assisted these kids for a long time. I stopped teaching those classes, where I was now head coach, when I was 20. In 2021 I started giving training at Longa, where I now also give training sessions in addition to U-turn. I think that te best thing about giving training is chatting with people, oops... But I also really enjoy seeing what people are doing and the progress they are making. I hope to see you in the gym soon!
Jennifer van KuikHi! I’m Jennifer. I am a coach at U-turn since December 2019! I teach on Mondays now. I like to focus on personal goals, and want to see everyone grow in gymnastics! I am always in for good ideas and I like to work on more difficult elements. I do gymnastics at national level and I also teach at another association. So no lack of experience! Hopefully see you soon! Greetingsss
Vera BiesterboschHi, I'm Vera I am 23 years old. I study Cesar exercise therapy at the Hogeschool Utrecht. I became a member of the wonderful U-turn coach team in 2020. I've given training before at different gymnastics and acro gymnastics associations. With my own experience, from both gymnastics and (professional) acro gymnastics I would like to contribute to the techniques and choreography of the U-turn gymnasts. Besides that, I think it is important that there's room for fun, laughter and being in good company (both during and outside the training sessions). I'm very much looking forward to next season! Vera