The name was invented by a client in 2005 to reflect the higher quality and more personal focus of the training. PT Plus has been based in Amsterdam since 2006 and expanded with a treatment room in Loenen a/d Vecht a few years ago. To keep a higher quality product owner “Judith Bakker” kept on studying and since 2013 the Personal Training studio expanded into a MAT® clinic; offering both MAT® Therapy and Personal Training. To be able to expand the business in the future Judith enrolled in Physical Therapy studies end 2018 and finished her BA Physiotherapy ( Physical Therapy) early 2023.
My biggest motivation is when a client tells me “Many thanks for your dedicated professional treatment/training. I already feel much better/stronger 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 Check, Anthony Carey, Greg 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. To expand the business further I enrolled in Physical Therapy studies in 2018.
Owner PT PLUS Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, MAT® Specialist, Personal Trainer
- BA Business Administration (Antwerp, Belgium), MA International Finance and Investment (Exeter, U.K.)
- Premier Diploma in Personal Training (NASM) and Sport Massage Therapy (NASM) (London)
Schwinn Instructor (London)
Biomechanics Coach (Loughborough University, U.K.)
- MAT® Specialist ( Broadview University, Denver, U.S.), MAT® Master programme (Broadview University, Denver, U.S.)
- Physical Therapy (November 2018- May 2023)
BIG Registration number: 89932824904
PT Plus Physiotherapy
PT Plus Physiotherapy is for everyone from young to old; Whether or not you exercise, are a recreational runner, are recovering from a sports injury or exercise at a high level, the PT Plus method adapts to your wishes and needs.
Herculesstraat 28 – 1076 SM Amsterdam
Rijksstraatweg 154 – 3632 AH Loenen aan de Vecht
Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM