We our proud to have professional, experienced trainers, as CrossFit is a sport that requires good coaching. Our trainers of CrossFit Twente are, professional, certified and always accessible to provide good coaching. The trainers varies from being a former weightlifting champion, to a winner of the Lowlands Throwdown. Get to know them down below!

CrossFit Twente

Pim Kokos

Three-time National weightlifting champion in the -77 kg and -85 kg weight class. Momentarily, according to the Dutch Weightlifting Association, Pim Kokos is in 6th place of the National Ranking. Additionally, he has a large range of specializations in which he is competent in giving trainings for. He has been a trainer at Hercules for multiple years.

  • CrossFit Level I Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Level II Trainer Course
  • Eleiko Strength Coach Level 1
  • Eleiko Strength Coach Level 2
  • CrossFit Football Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Course
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Powerlifting (conjugate methods) Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer Course level 1
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer Course Level 2

Elwin ter Avest

He has won multiple Dutch competitions, like the Lowlands Throwdown, which is the biggest crossfit competition of the Benelux. Apart from that he has also acquired second place at the Belgian Throwdown, and the fifth place in Berlin. He is considered one of the top CrossFitters of Europe.

  • CrossFit Level I Trainer Course
  • Eleiko Strength Coach Level 1
  • Physiotherapist in training
Frida Ruethemann-Nilsen

Frida was added to the team of Hercules trainers in 2017. She comes from Norway and is a Student of Physiotherapy in Enschede. She has done a lot of gymnastics and dancing in her younger years, found CrossFit in 2015 and is active as a coach at CrossFit Twente since 2018. She is active as a competitive athlete in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. She is the 2018 Dutch Student National Champion, 2019 Norweigan National Champion and has competed in several international competition.

  • CrossFit Level I Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Level II Trainer Course
  • Triggerpoint Foam Rolling : Principles and Practices
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • LifeFitness Synrgy360 Trainer
Steve Kane

Was also added to the team of Hercules trainers in 2017. He is one of the most (in)famous Kiwi members of Hercules and always up to do something fun. He works at the UT and you might find him in Paddy’s on a Friday night.

  • CrossFit Level I Trainer Course
  • CrossFit floor plan architect
  • CrossFit event planner and organizer