ALSO This year we made a fine selection
of new presenters combined with our gtc all-time superstars



Perry Nickelston (USA), DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and trained from The American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy. A member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA (American Institute of Medical Laser Application). Dr. Perry teaches healthcare professionals all over the world how to successfully use Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in alleviating pain. Director of clinical protocols and training for LiteCure Medical Lasers specializing in Myofascial Laser treatments. You may also now him from the infamous Stop Chasing Pain program.

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Chris Gamperl (DE) is an athletic, physical, and fitness trainer for top athletes and teams in Europe. In addition to taking care of athletes, Chris Gamperl is also the author of scientific articles and works as a lecturer at the Technical University in Munich. Since two years he works as a strength and conditioning coach in the American Collegesport. For Perform Better Europe, Chris is the expert in athletic training and  team instructor of the functional movement screen (FMS). Next to that he's working and managing FT-Club Munich as certified functional trainer (CFT).

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GUY droog

Guy Droog (NL) z'n voornaamste doel is mensen te voorzien van actuele en objectieve informatie omtrent training en voeding. Het is de bedoeling dat hier slechte theorieën worden ontkracht en goede ideeën ontstaan. Dagelijks worden er talloze mensen in de maling genomen met supplementen, sporten, diëten, smeersels of apparaten. Daar moet een einde aan komen, want nu is de verwarring onder de mensen groter dan ooit. Mocht je ooit het ongeluk hebben gehad mijn hoofd voorbij te zien komen op je televisie of mijn gemompel elders hebben gelezen, was dat waarschijnlijk bij een van de volgende media: PlayboyMen’s HealthCosmopolitanFit Zonder FabelsVeronica MagazineFitGirlCode of ergens onder een willekeurige Facebook post.

Dogan tekin

Dogan Tekin (NL) is de trotse eigenaar en oprichter van Personal-Bodytuning. Voordat hij met zijn onderneming begon, bedreef hij topsport (judo). In het verleden is hij zowel individueel als met de clubteams meerdere malen Nederlands kampioen judo geweest. Daarnaast draaide hij ook jarenlang mee met de beste van de wereld. Dit resulteerde ook in het behalen van diverse internationale medailles. Het winnen van de Super World Cup in eigen huis (Rotterdam 2008) was dan ook de kers op de taart. Tijdens zijn topsportcarrière is zijn interesse in training, voeding en coaching enorm gegroeid. Dankzij de combinatie van verschillende opleidingen (onder andere Haagse academie lichamelijke opvoeding, sportmarketing & management, Personal-& Medical training, Chivo) en ervaringen die hij heeft opgedaan, heeft hij een bepaalde visie en aanpak kunnen ontwikkelen om mensen naar een hoger plan te tillen. 


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Steve Powell (UK) FAFS, CAFS, 3DMAPS, NG360 is a former professional footballer with 18 years experience in the Fitness, Wellness and Sports Industries.  He is a Movement Specialist, FA Licensed Football Coach, International speaker and Fellow of Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute and privileged to be part of the Certified Global Education Team. In addition, his current position as Director of Education for Power Plate, allows him to combine his passion for movement with the science of whole body vibration and sees him writing and developing education and programming, presenting and mentoring across the world.

Juul bakker

Juul Bakker (NL) werkt al meer dan 17 jaar in de fitnessbranche. Na bijna 3 jaar werkzaam te zijn geweest bij Medicort is Juul op 29 jarige leeftijd zelfstandig ondernemer geworden en begonnen met de exploitatie van zijn eigen fitnesscentrum, Health Centre Zeewolde. Dit centrum richtte zich op functioneel trainen, personal training en groepslessen. In 2012 is Juul begonnen als (inter)nationaal Mastertrainer voor Funxtion en de afgelopen jaren zijn daar diverse leveranciers en opdrachtgevers bij gekomen, waaronder het opleidingsinstituut AALO, toestel leverancier Byloth, Defensie, de bereden politie, etc. Juul geeft daarnaast als presentator/gastdocent en spreker regelmatig workshops en trainingen, en ontwikkelt fysieke beweegprogramma’s.


paul lammers

Paul Lammers (NL) is werkzaam als docent fitness en fysieke training bij SM&O en ALO (Sport Management en Ondernemen en Academie voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding ) op de HvA in Amsterdam en als fysieke trainer voor NOC/NSF CTO Amsterdam (Centrum voor topsport en onderwijs), voetbal dames (KNVB talententeam), basketbal dames voor de NBB en turnsters van TurnZ (jong Oranje en Vera v/d Pol; Olympische Turnploeg). Daarnaast is hij werkzaam als fysieke trainer voor individuele high performance atleten zoals o.a. Linda Bolder (Judo), Bas Kuipers (Eredivisie Voetbal), Eline Rentier (Schermen).

Derrick price

Derrick Price (USA) has been active on many levels in the fitness industry for over 12 years. He holds a MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with an emphasis on injury prevention and performance enhancement from the California University of Pennsylvania where he has also spent time as an Adjunct Faculty member teaching courses in Exercise Program Design. He began his education and consulting career as a Master Instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Faculty for the Personal Training Academy Global. He has since moved on to become Faculty for the Institute of Motion and is a Master Trainer for the Core-Tex and ViPR. Our buddy is coming over for the 4th time in a row and we're sure looking forward eating those great salmon burgers at the hotel together ;-)


Paul edmondson

Paul Edmondson (UK) studied, worked and taught with some of the Industry's very best.
He's a student and teacher of Human Movement in Fitness Arenas around the world. The list of the workshops he attended, courses he followed, masterclasses he's been to, training courses he followed,... is very, very long! At the GTC he'll be presenting for Gray Institute, being a long-term Gray practitioner and mastertrainer.


matthew truscott

Matthew Truscott is our all time GTC resident coming all the way to Amsterdam for the 4th year in a row. He'll be talking a lot about performance and 3D movement. There's a reason why we invited him for all the previous editions... this guy is a true expert and great presenter... ow yeah, he's also very funny! Each year we're looking forward to meet him again with the team. 

Chi L. Chiu

Chi is a highly respected Dutch industry expert that is known to go against the grain when the science contradicts the common assumptions, guru’s and internet fitness and nutrition sensations. As the founder of the famous Chivo Institute, located in Utrecht, he educates fitpro's to a higher level of understanding training, nutrition, health and movement.

jelle smaling

Jelle Smaling (NL) is the Dutch mastertrainer for Perform Better and FT-Club. He's doing presentations and workshops in both Dutch and English on various topics. As an IoM practitioner, Jelle works a lot around 4Q programming for the long-term benefits of the people he's working with.

james breese

James Breese (UK) is a tech geek, avid fitness fan and lover of the outdoors and can often be found deep in the backcountry of the Alps in search of that perfect powder trail on his snowboard. Having spent much time learning French, German, and computer science, and then working as a police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service in London, James now devotes his time to try and help educate others about the need for a healthy lifestyle. Krav Maga Global Instructor, StrongFirst Team Leader, founder of Kettlebell Fever, and founder of the Strength Matters magazinesummit, and podcast, James' mission is to bring like-minded people together through educational events that continuously push the boundaries of the health and fitness industry.





arjan van dorp

Arjan Van Dorp (NL) is one of the Dutch consultants for Greinwalder & Partner. Nowadays he's focussing on the recently released FT-Club concept, providing business, marketing and strategic advice. Arjan has a long career in fitness marketing and consulting. He'll be available for the speed-dates on Saturday evening during the network event. Ask him all your business and marketing related questions!

jaap bijsterbosch

Jaap Bijsterbosch (NL) has been there from the start of Get Together Conference because he share'd the same vision as Leander (our GTC Team leader) about 3D movement.  Jaap has been in the business for over 12 years in various parts of the sector: as club manager for Fitness First, as distributor for ViPR, as personal trainer, as founder of ViPR Benelux and TRIBE.

aaron barnett

Aaron Barnett (UK) explodes into life when presenting and sharing his passion for health and performance coaching and in particular 'loaded movement training'. Aaron explains that “there is nothing quite like inspiring fellow fitness professionals to try something new, something 3D, something that can make a deeper personal difference to someones life. Aaron is the National Trainer Manager at FitPro, ViPR Global Master Trainer and the developer of ViPR KIDS. Aaron believes that it is "more fun to build strong kids, than fix broken adults”.

Leander verbraeken

Leander Verbraeken (BE) is our GTC founder and team-leader. GTC is all about: learning, connecting and having fun with a group of like-minded people from around the globe. About 10 years ago he got inspired by Micholl Dalcourt from the Institute of Motion and a couple of years later, after attending lot's of conferences, workshops and events abroad, the idea of organizing a conference himself became reality. Since the first edition of GTC 4 years ago, Leander has been inviting industry experts from the USA, UK, France, Sweden, Germany,... to several European countries to help movement and fitness professionals getting a broader vision on human movement and health coaching. Next to that he's the director of Perform Better Benelux.