Nathalie is the Affiliate Manager for ColosCarib CrossFit and obtained her Level 1 Coaching Certification in 2018.
Nathalie has an extensive background in high-level competitive sports, having started her sporting career at a young age as a competitive junior tennis player, representing the Netherlands Antilles as the #1 junior female tennis player until the age of 18. In this capacity Nathalie represented the country at various international competitions such as the Junior Davis Cup, The Orange Bowl and Junior Grand Slams. After her junior tennis career, Nathalie not only rowed competitive Varsity Crew for her University in the Netherlands, but also served as a rowing coach to club teams.
Looking for a new challenge that complimented the high-intensity type sports she spent her entire life immersed in, Nathalie found CrossFit in 2017 as a means of getting active again and supplementing her other sporting hobbies. She placed 2nd in Sint Maarten during her first CrossFit Open in 2018 and intends to continue to raise her level and compete in CrossFit competitions.
Aside from tennis, CrossFit and rowing, she is an avid kite surfer and has recently discovered the benefits of yoga in relation to the sports she practices.
As a coach and athlete, Nathalie’s focus is on the importance of proper technique over anything else.