As the box is expanding in members so is the Batteraof crew to help you reach your fitness goals! We would like to introduce to you one of our four new Level 1 Assistant Trainers.

My name is Sabrina and it is a huge honour to be asked to be part of the “back-up babes” team.

Some personal info:
• I'm Brazilian and 36 years years old. I am married to my Best friend Fabio and together we have 2 children, Anna who is 14 and Gustavo who is 9. We also own a beautiful dog named Nina. I love playing piano and anything involved with the make-up industry, since I am a formed make-up artist and love everything to do with aesthetics. 
• Love traveling but I HATE the cold weather! 
• I'm a trained nurse and studied 2 years of psychology, which I unfortunately couldn’t finish due to our move to The Netherlands. We moved to The Netherlands almost 10 years ago because of my husbands work transference. We came here to stay for 2 years and yet here we are!
So why don't I speak Dutch? Well…I do, but I don't think I'm good enough and don't feel comfortable using it on a day to day basis. You have no idea how hard it is to learn a language that sounds like Donald Duck! hahaha

Had to reinvent my life when I was 29 and that is the moment when I started Zumba, from there on there have been many courses, many lessons and a lot of learning. At the moment I work as a Zumba instructor at another gym in Maastricht, and teach approximately 12 classes per week.

CrossFit has been my passion and my personal training preference for 3 years now. I don't intend to compete and unfortunately I can’t take the risk of injuring myself, because of the work I do, if I get injured I won’t be able to work! And for that reason I feel like in some moments I'm stuck as an athlete...

Why be a back-up babe at Batteraof?
I completed my Level 1 course a few years ago and ever since I haven’t worked as a coach so I'm looking to improve as a coach and get experience by working in a box.
By having such an "explosive" personality like mine there is always something positive within CrossFit! Finding the ideal balance inside my identity and what you guys, as athletes expect of me, is my biggest objective in this beginning!
I believe that increasing my integration with the community will help me find out the different types of athletes and what they are capable of.

Please feel welcome to come and talk to me about anything!
And any type of feedback is always welcome, especially if they come accompanied with some good whiskey.


Batteraof Athlete of 2016

The end of 2016 is near and what a great year it was for CrossFit Batteraof!
Here is a short recap of what all happened in 2016:

  • 3 coaches went to 2 coaches with an intern.
  • 3 Buddy teams participated in the Beach Throwdown, and had the competition eat sand!
  • We rebuild the pull up rig to an amazing wall mounted 20m BEAST.
  • In all 3 TIGLON competitions the Batteraof girls participated in the final
  • South Side Throwdown, the one and only competition in the South was a big success.
  • The monthly challenges got introduced and work like a charm
  • Many many visits to Carnal and many visits to Dadawan will follow
  • Pr's got crushed
  • Lots of GAINZ, some of you are unrecognizable compared to last year

To celebrate the progress we made in 2016 and to look forward into 2017 we would like to invite you to the NEW YEAR BORREL Saturday the 14th of January 2017 starting at 9:30 in the morning!
We will start with a special 2017 BUDDY WOD from 9:30 to 11:30, sign up via MindBody (make sure you have a buddy!) No open gym or other WOD's that day.
After we will be serving food and drinks until it's time to go home.
During we will announce the athlete of 2016. Didn't get the email? You can vote here:

See you Saturday January the 14th!!!


No Stress Bench Press September is over and we got a very obvious challenge winner in the men's category and a not so obvious winner in women's.
In the men's category Remco E. won with +50kg.
In the women's category Rosalie S. won with +7.5kg.
Come and get (order) a Batteraof t-shirt at the box.


This month we got a great challenge for all of you! You can choose between A. As many toes to bar as possible in 1 min or B. As many UNBROKEN Toes-To-Bar as possible. You have to choose between A. or B. Male and female are in the same category.

Toes-To-Bar (TTB) is a movement that is designed to test your abdominal and arm strength as well as your grip strength.
The movement is simple enough; Start in the hanging position on the bar with the heels starting behind the vertical plane. You then get both toes to touch the bar at the same time in between your hands.
Get a judge to count your reps and/or time your minute.
You can do strict or kipping TTB.
Rest while hanging on the bar (without letting go) is still considered unbroken.

Cannot do a TTB yet? Practice Toes-To-Rings! And who knows you get your first TTB this month!

Happy TTB'ing


We got a WINNER for the June Challenge!! Remco Eijssen managed to get the most progression in 1 month of standing upside down. He went from 29sec. to a massive 61sec. on his hands.
Karsten Kroon is a good second with a progression from 23sec. to 50sec.
Remco come and get your t-shirt at the box!

This month challenge is one that's going to burn the lungs! As Fast As Possible 1 RUN around the block (950m). I wish you the best of luck with this one, it should be possible within 3 min.
If you can't run ( not the same as I don't want to run ;) the challenge will be 1km ROW for time.





Holiday's are coming but your GAINZ should remain! Therefore we are NOT CLOSING the Batteraof Box completely during the last days of 2015. Let me share with you the schedule:

Thursday 24th of December: OPEN from 09:00 to 12:30 special WOD's
Friday 25th of December: CLOSED as usual
Saturday 26th of December: OPEN from 09:00 to 12:30 special WOD's (no strongman)
Thursday 31st of December: OPEN from 09:00 to 12:30 special WOD's
Friday 1st of January: CLOSED as usual


The NEW YEAR is bringing a lot of GOOD things to the Box! The schedule changes and more WOD's are planned in the evenings. The WOD's during the week will start at 5:30pm and end at 9:30pm, so 1 extra WOD is added on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday!
See the schedule below for the complete update.

The Tuesday Weightlifting class will remain and move to 8:30 pm. The Thursday class will be cancelled and replaced by a WOD.

The Wednesday Gymnastic class will remain and move to 8:30 pm.

The ALL IN ONE Beginners classes will remain on Saturday. The Beginners 1, 2 or 3 during the week will be removed.

The Saturday will no longer have a special Strongman class, but all the WOD's on Saturday will have a BUDDY / STRONGMAN flavour.

Competition Training
If you want to take part in future CrossFit competitions you will have the ability to train with a team of likeminded athletes on Friday evening and Sunday morning. 

Let us know if you have any questions