The Founder Emma Molenaar
Born and raised in The Netherlands, Physiotherapist Emma Molenaar has had a deeply rooted passion for athletics from an early age. Even as a young girl, Emma was fascinated with how to push her body and mind to its limits, which resulted in a lifelong goal to better herself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her love of sports developed into a dream of one day competing at the Olympics, and she knew that in order to compete with athletes at this level she would have to understand the working relationship between sports and the body. While playing basketball, Emma began studying Physiotherapy, which developed into a focus on biomechanics and flourished into a dream of being a sports performance coach
Emma began work in physiotherapy and found a love for rowing when her and her partner moved to Australia, and she continued her passion for understanding the mind and body connection for athletes. While working full-time, she trained and competed at a national level and had the privilege of working with many well-respected disciplinarians. Her passion for competition during this time fueled her learning and her mission to improve sports performance for others was created. She won both a bronze and a silver medal at the Rowing National Championships, and has helped numerous other athletes reach their potential through her innovative coaching.
Emma is a fully qualified physiotherapist, with over 13 years of clinical experience. She is also certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy. She is a Level 1 Rowing Coach and is in her third year as Head Coach at St. Josephs College. Her love for elite sports and sports performance coaching helps her to form a deep connection with athletes as she works with them to optimize the body before, during, and after workouts and competitions. As an athletic performance coach, Emma teaches that there are ways to set yourself up to increase your strength and endurance without having to train more. She believes that athletes can have unshakable focus even in extreme pressure situations, and that it is possible to breakdown self-sabotage patterns and re-program one's behavior.