How did you get in contact with Mind5®?
“I saw an advertisement on Facebook and I thought it would be a good fit for me."
Why did you join Mind5® training?
“At that time, I was at home facing a burn out. The combination of physical and mental challenges really intrigued me, and I wondered if this could help me with my recovery.”
Where did you participate in the Mind5® Training and who was your trainer?
“In Eindhoven, my trainer was Roelien herself! I was one of the first fans, I think.”
Did you participate in a group training or was it just you and Roelien?
“In a group, I believe we were with twelve people. I can’t remember it exactly, but it was more than six!”
Are you satisfied with the way Roelien approached you and the other people in the group? Did you feel that you received enough personal attention?
“Yes, absolutely, I think Roelien is a wonderful person. She knows a lot about sports, but also about the underlying processes that occur in this training. She has a great personality and she is always very observant. Every participant in this training has their own motives to be there, and some moments were really confronting to me. Roelien saw that; she handled it very well and she supported me when I needed it. So that was really great!”
You already mentioned that some moments were really confronting to you. Were there any other findings you discovered about yourself during the training?
“I was really proud to be there in the first place, it was a victory for me to go to this training every week. I was, and I still am, someone who asks a lot of herself and always reaches for the best; the typical things that are related to a burn out. Every time I was there, it was a victory. I was proud of myself and said: ‘Yes, I did it and I guarded my boundaries today!’
After every training, I went home feeling satisfied and happy about exercising that day because I didn’t get much exercise during that time. I wanted to exercise more, but I didn’t really know how to start. The gym just wasn’t for me. One thing I enjoyed most about Mind5® Training was that everyone starts as a stranger, in comparison to the gym I went to. In the gym, you often join a group or you participate in different classes every day. With Mind5® Training, everyone starts at the same time and most people don’t know each other, so you really start to feel like a group.
That was very enjoyable to me; the fact that everyone starts from the bottom and you’re new to each other instead of joining an already established group that has been together for years. In that time, I also didn’t feel like trying to be a part of an existing group.”