This week’s trainer is… Jelmer Stiekema!

Meet the Trainers

1: When did you start working at USC?

I started here when I was 21. So, as of this year I’m working at USC for ten years already!

2: If we can’t find you, at what USC location should we start our search? And what do you like about that location?

I work three days a week at ASC and two days a week at Universum. At ASC it’s all somewhat on a smaller scale, which results in a more trusted circle culture. You have a talk with everybody and you learn about each other’s weekends. And this also makes it a little bit easier to approach people for help.

3: Is there something maybe not a lot of people at USC know about you?

I guess… that I built up my own RV last summer! 😉

Camper Jelmer Stiekema

Jelmer’s self-built RV

4: A sports career is characterized by highs and lows. What is your most memorable highlight?

My bronze medal at the 2020 National Championships Weightlifting!

5: What accomplishment are you most proud of as a trainer?

That I bring people together through sports. At ASC we sometimes have a fun trip with members, where at we do a cool, sport-related activity like climbing in Amsterdam North.

6: And last but not least… What is your best characteristic as a trainer?

That I’m able to motivate people to go the extra mile in a responsible way.

Jelmer Stiekema

Jelmer Stiekema