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Mayelinne De Lara
Mayelinne De Lara
DIPLOMAT MAGAZINE “For diplomats, by diplomats” Reaching out the world from the European Union First diplomatic publication based in The Netherlands Founded by members of the diplomatic corps on June 19th, 2013. Diplomat Magazine is inspiring diplomats, civil servants and academics to contribute to a free flow of ideas through an extremely rich diplomatic life, full of exclusive events and cultural exchanges, as well as by exposing profound ideas and political debates in our printed and online editions.

“We are in unprecedented times”, how many times have you read this these days? Right, too many! Have no fear, Absolutely Fit has an offer you can’t refuse. Get fit for 50% discount!! A personalized program to get you back on track or crush your goal.

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During the lockdown Absolutely Fit houses enthousiasts, pro athletes and everyday socials, but more importantly: People that set goals.

Rik and Luc Priester personal trainers at Absolutely Fit. Photography Kim Vermaat.

Rik Priester, personal trainer at Absolutely Fit is very serious about his lifestyle: “you have to set goals for your workout, otherwise you keep failing”.

Training is something most of us do, but with the help of a personal trainer; you can make changes in your everyday life. “When you see your first goal achieved, the next comes just a little easier”. 

Absolutely Fit is situated in the heart of the harbour district. Close to the shopping street (The Fred) and you can’t get closer to the water. “You can get a workout in right before sushi at Catch by Simonis” his brother Luc smiles, who is also a personal trainer. The harbour area of The Hague is really coming to its own and Absolutely Fit, fits right in (no pun intented).

Rik and Luc train and have trained many of the Hague’s finest. From the beach volleyball team to mma, from olympic sailing champs Lisa Westerhof and Marit Bouwmeester to The Hague’s very first professional basketball team.

The Royals top players Casey Lopes and Tim Troussell are seen working hard with Rik.

“You have to stay ready, even if you don’t know what’s coming. If you don’t work out, your opponent will, that means you’re falling behind”. Casey says.

The team captain is on his way, he is like a mentor to the team. Eric Kibi, who was also the captain for the Congolese national team, has his session planned after Tim and Casey. 

After the workout he and the brothers go through what went right or wrong in the training room to look for improvements.

“It’s great to have people that care”. Eric says.

The gym is one of the last of its kind. A warm welcome for anyone coming in. You’re not just customer number 1103. “We almost know everybody by name”. Luc says. 

The brothers want to extend their knowledge and dedication to help you stay healthy in these tough times, where the fear of contracting the virus in a pandemic such as COVID-19 are the significant changes to our daily lives as our movements are restricted and you are faced with new realities of working from home, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other colleagues, family members and friends, it’s important to stay strong. 

The Royals top players Casey Lopes and Tim Troussell with Diplomat Magazine’s Publisher, Dr. Mayelinne De Lara. Photographer Kim Vermaat.

Absolutely Fit in partnership with Diplomat Magazine offers diplomats 50% off personal training and 2 tickets for The Hague Royals home game to choose whenever the season again. 

For additional information visit them @absolutely_fit (ig)

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