coaching & Sport Performance Trainer
In 2008 Michel Kleinjan coached an athlete on his way to the Beijing Olympic Summer Games. He was inspired by the systematic training methods of this athlete. Climbing training was at that time mainly through private tried and tested methods. Michel’s mission was born: “Let’s make climbing training mainstream”
Take-over by user and (now) ‘Coach Irene’ and further development of the product FITclimbing to help climbers to start training.
Bringing the app into service with HIIT workouts and strength workouts for climbers where clients can plan their own personal training schedules or train with the support of a coach.
Started with making personalised High Intensity Interval Training programs for clients under the name Topfit. With personal feedback from information gathered in Polar Flow.
Polar Netherlands endorsed the findings about sport climbing and heart rate zone training and has since been a partner in the search for optimization of training for sport climbing.
Try out phase with several training methods by using a heart rate tracker. Started learning the do’s and don’ts of training in different heart rate zones.
Inspired by the systematic training routine when coaching an Olympic athlete, Michel Kleinjan launched the idea of making climbing training mainstream.