Dominique and Mark are a strong team running both Central District and District Rdam Airport together with a team of dedicated and professional trainers. Read about them and their stories and motivations here.
Dominique started DO IT Personal Gym in 2011 under the arches of the old Hofplein train station. In 2015 DO IT Personal Gym moved to a larger arch and continued under the name CrossFit Hofplein. Dominique has run CrossFit Hofplein on her own during this period.
Passion for sports and entrepreneurship has led to success and as a result, CrossFit Hofplein has grown into a fantastic Box with a strong community. Crossfit Hofplein is expanding to an additional location near the Airport. She feels that in order to grow as a person as well as a business owner it is a fantastic opportunity to work with such a strong team of partners.
“During the pandemic, I felt the need to make a dream of mine come true. With Mark as my business partner and sounding board, I am very happy to soon be opening the second location. “
For a number of years, Mark held a warehouse management position within the family business in logistics services. In 2018 he decided to take a leap of faith and follow his passion by making a career switch to the sports industry. He started training at CrossFit Hofplein and started teaching here at the end of 2019.
Turning a hobby into a profession has already worked out well over the past year. During his training regime at CrossFit Hofplein, he realized that training is fun and energising but it did not fulfill his need for a challenge.
“I quickly realized that starting a business in sports and CrossFit would be something I would find a personal challenge. “Something, where I can put my energy into but also get happiness and satisfaction, is a goal for me and therefore also my motivation”
Mark started talking to Dominique about his desire to start his own CrossFit Box: “Sharing ideas, sparring and learning is a big plus for me. In addition, being responsible for each other’s backup in something as responsible as a company is the biggest plus for me.”
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I’ve been training at Crossfit Hofplein for 2 years. The trainers are fun to train with, knowledgeable and motivating. And they would always emphasise the importance of training safely. The variety of classes at Crossfit Hofplein is fantastic and their community lovely. I absolutely enjoyed every lesson, gained way more courage and self-confidence of what I’m physically capable of, got stronger, and made some new friends at Crossfit Hofplein.
CFH felt like coming home to me, finally found a sports club in Rotterdam where I have always felt at home. I am happy to have gotten to know you and your top team of coaches. Thank you for introducing me to CrossFit.
The first time we came, we were openly received by the coaches and especially the community. Two months later I (Naomi) was able to make a nice friendship at the Crossfit box, the community feels like a family! And the family feeling comes partly thanks to the coaches, they keep the safety and are great fun, crazy and cozy! The guidance is really top-notch, during the warm-up there is always a technique training where the coaches walk around before the real work starts. During the workouts they are motivating for the group and also individually. We are not leaving Hofplein for the time being!
CrossFit makes you stronger, both physically and mentally and the close community is an important part of this