My biggest motivation is when a client tells me “Many thanks for your dedicated professional treatment. I already feel much better and I am so happy I discovered your studio.”

I started my business after recovering from a serious accident. By doing appropriate training I regained full use and strength in my arm although medics had told me this would not be possible. I left my job as a Fund Manager in the financial sector, studied and qualified to become a Personal Trainer, Sportmassage Therapist and Spinning Instructor.

After gaining experience in several gyms in London and from Guru Personal Trainers, I decided to move to the Netherlands to set up my own PT business in 2004. I worked at several gyms in Amsterdam as freelance Personal Trainer and Spinning Instructor and at my small PT studio at home. In May 2006 I opened the PT Plus Studio. My vison was to offer a higher quality Personal Training service in a very exclusive studio. PT Plus was the first Personal Training Studio to open in the Netherlands

In my aspiration to keep on developing my skills I followed continuing education programmes and attended seminars with Personal Training Guruʼs and therapists like Paul CheckAnthony CareyGreg Roskopf. During my training with clients I noticed my drive to achieve not only the best training results for my clients, but also my passion to deepen my knowledge of dealing with clients with injuries. I realised this, as many clients came in with aches/pains, recurring sport injuries they had not been able to resolve elsewhere.  Although I made good progress with those clients I did not think the results were good enough, I needed to know more!

I  2009/2010 I studied  to become a Biomechanics coach (a part-time University programma at Loughborough University, UK). To further deepen my knowledge of biomechanics I signed up for the MAT  “Muscle Activation Techniques™” Specialist programme. MAT™ has completely changed my way of training and treating clients and significantly increased my knowledge of the muscular system. Every year I still fly to the US to continue to increase my knowledge through continued education under the MAT Master programme. For more info on MAT see MAT™ Rehab.

MA International Finance and Investment
Premier Diploma in Personal Training (NASM) and Sport Massage Therapy
Schwinn Instructor
Biomechanics Coach
MAT™ Specialist

Judith Bakker

Owner PT PLUS Muscle Activation Techniques
MAT Specialist – Personal Trainer

PT Plus

Knowledge of the muscular system

More than 300 muscle tests can be used to assess which muscles or specific muscle fibres are inhibited or weak.

MAT™ treatment will restore the communication of the Central Nervous System (CNS) with the muscles and improve the ability of the muscles to contract.
The treatment is followed by MAT™ exercises to strengthen and reinforce.

MAT™ reduces pain and discomfort from chronic injuries, resolves sport injuries, improves athletic performance and keeps you young!

PT Plus Muscle Activation Techniques™

The only specialist centre in the Netherlands. Muscle Activation Techniques™ is a revolutionary approach to assess and correct muscular imbalances within the human body.
Overload, stress, injury and ageing causes muscles to become inhibited or weak. MAT™  restores contractile efficiency of the muscular system, ensuring it can function with maximum efficiency.
MAT™ helps people of all ages to reduce injuries, improve sport performance and maintain health and youth.

Contact details

Herculesstraat 28 – 1076 SM Amsterdam

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Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: Closed