What I do
Co-owner of Elite Athletes
Fighting Monkey Instructor and Online Coach (https://fightingmonkey.net)
Vegetative Training Practitioner (https://vegetativetraining.wordpress.com)
How to work together
Personal guidance and coaching
We will train and work deeply together to develop a personal movement practice that fits your personal vision and needs. I want to individually help you to tailor a practice that will help you improve your physical posture, structure and movement qualities as much as they the inter-relate with your emotional life, thinking and behavioral patterns. We will investigate your ageing process and how a movement practice can increase chances of longevity, this is foremost the goal beyond anything else: what do we lose as we age and how can we reverse this process and improve the quality of your life?
What we practically will do*:
Full-body rhythmical coordination of all joints through an ancient form, conventional and unconventional coordination patterns that will pull you out of your daily habitual ways, movement situations and games, stillness/zero situations in which we work what is visible only to ourselves, creative exploration with abstract objects, athletic development for your sport based on individual missing links and needed qualities.
The duration of the sessions ranges from 1 to 4 hours remembering that the goal is to create together a practice of your own without always depending on anyone.
Sessions can take place in our facility, the park nextdoors, or a space of your choice.
Current clients finding benefit in the sessions range from high-level business, athletes, performers, highly sensitive (or aware!), and movers.
Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan a session.
*The content I teach is largely based on my study and collaboration with Fighting Monkey Practice, a cross-disciplinary and highly innovative approach to movement practice.
Tailored (Online) Guidance & Programming
More adapted towards those who like to initiate the practice within a set framework and receive weekly tasks and programming.
Ideally we start from a first meeting and take it from there through distance coaching with online assignments and feedback.
Fully online guidance is also possible in combination with Skype calls.
Vegetative Training (VGT)
VGT transforms experiences, limitations and injuries saved in the body as disturbances in the human physiological adaptation systems. The method is a powerful way to bring the homeostasis of the organism (internal balance, a performance characteristic) in motion to support a deep transformation of its dynamic.
It is not mental training nor physiotherapy. There will be no touch used and very little talking. We start the session with the exact movement that 're-boots' the organism and expands it from deep within. From the first session of 30-45 minutes the organism starts to lift itself to a higher level of functionality after starting to re-find its inherent self-regulation capacity.
"Vegetative" refers to the inner pillars of our ability to adapt: our hormone balance, immune system, and autonomous nervous system. Training in VGT means that we train to expand the performance characteristics of the organism from the inside-out.
Over the years, inside the body muscular 'armour' has been formed, resistance structures or zones where tension is held: like sand in a machine. When they are loosened, movement becomes easier, the flows and uses less energy.
Benefits of VGT:
- Deep relaxation and recovery of the body
- Endurance improvement through better breathing and lung capacity
- Better motorics and coordination through lowered tension
- Inner power, mental focus and behavioral flexibility
- Rejuvenation from the inside-out
If you are looking for a way to make the weight of your life feel lighter, improve your performance and open the way to your potential then VGT is a method to try.
VGT has been used with success in: pro cycling (Tour de France), Manchester City FC, Everton FC, Austrian National Soccer, Iron Man.
For personal appointment or more information e-mail email@example.com
Weekends of practicing stillness, movement and exploring self games in group settings with great food to heat the flame. We investigate observing, sitting, standing, walking, writing, drawing, making alarm clocks, "Super-Effort". We share our experiences - catalysts to each other's process. Click here to see some pictures of the last weekend.
Every week one or two group practices are organized based on the questions my practice partners/co-researchers and I ask ourselves.
Currently sessions are held on Sunday at noon. We meet at Griffinstraat 11 and either go to the park closeby or train inside depending on weather conditions. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to join.
Sessions are structured around the following subjects:
- Form of "opening the nine circles"
- Partner movement situations, training with with undefined tools
- Coordination practice
- Stillness exploration
- Creative tasks
Through the subjects above we try to research the following questions:
- what are your patterns of inter-relation beween body, thought, emotions and memory
- the physical and mental observable process of your ageing process, and in general to take preventative measures
- observing your individual learning and coping mechanism in encountering new situations
- movement practice as an approach for longevity and quality of life
- missing links in training and development of performers: what are stressors involved in performance difference in training & competitive/work environment
- what are holding/tension patterns of individual and how to make them observable and therefore changeable
- potential of stillness exploration in society that is oversaturated with sensory information
- what are links between eye movement, width of perception and memory
The process and structure of these sessions is deeply inspired by my teachers, and foremost Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea of Fighting Monkey Research of which I am a close student and research collaborator. My research is an extension of theirs, trying to find my own words and connections layed down by their groundwork.
I frequently teach workshops around Europe - and open to go beyond. If anything above piques your interest, contact me.
- Developing The Modern Basketball Player, Youth Camp. Milan, Italy. September 7-9.
- Movement Masterclass 'Elite Athlete Training'. Zurich, Switserland. September 23-24. Subscribe: https://www.facebook.com/events/141155983100756/
If you want to work together or want to know more, send me a message at email@example.com.
"Olivier, ik voelde van bij onze eerste ontmoeting een diepgaande interesse in wie ik ben en in het parcours die mij bracht bij mijn essentie en persoonlijke missie: 'De mens bewust maken van zijn/haar verantwoordelijkheid over zijn/haar leven.' Het was alsof je het NV IK principe al jaren kende, en eigenlijk pas je het (on)bewust systematisch toe. Bewegen is een middel geen doel. Een zielsverwantschap was duidelijk; en van daaruit kon je de 'Formats' toepassen als middel en zelfs de ontbrekende dimensie in mijn praktijk als ondernemerscoach. De parallel tussen het lichaam in al haar dimensies, bewegen en ondernemen vanuit de NV IK hebben we tijdens al onze sessies geëxploreerd en uitgediept. Van daaruit groeit er systematisch een uniek ondernemers-coaching concept dat beetje per beetje zijn weg naar de juiste doelgroep vindt. Heel veel dank hiervoor Olivier."
- Jan Adins, Ondernemerscoach
"During my time in Belgium I never thought I would be taught how to do something that I have been doing my entire life.. 'Just breathe,' Olivier said to me… During the months of January and February I was going through a tough time. It finally hit me that i was in a foreign country alone and this mental frustration showed on the court as well during those months.. That was until I heard the words, 'Just breathe.' Now I have always been conscious of the benefits of doing particular breathing techniques but I have never seen anything work as fast as the breathing techniques that I did with Olivier Goetgeluck. Vegetative Training (VGT) is the name of the technique. Now I still don’t know all of the science behind it but I do know after my first session I felt amazing and from that day I have been hooked to it. After a few sessions of doing this breathing technique my spirits began to lift along with my level of play. The first three to four weeks working on breathing, in my opinion, lead me to win three MVP's in four weeks. What was most fascinating about my style of play during that time is that I was producing more but I was trying 10 times less. The VGT taught me how to slow my life down on and off of the court and this gave me the ability to make smarter and more conscious decisions throughout my day and throughout the game. The moment I stopped trying to control everything was when I finally had the breakthrough in my game and in myeline that I knew was coming, I just didn’t know when.
I recommend anyone who wants to elevate their game no matter the sport or just someone who wants to enhance their life experience to work with Olivier Goetgeluck. He is an extremely kind, nonjudgmental and charismatic teacher. He will admit that he doesn’t have all of the answers but it will for sure seem like he does. If you are struggling with trying to keep up to the pace that this world moves, which seems to be moving at 100% every second of the day Olivier will teach you multiple techniques on how to slow down just a little bit. What I love about his teachings is that all we have to do is learn how to breathe properly and major changes our life will start to present themselves..
So thank you again Olivier Goetgeluck for teaching a 23 year young adult on how to breathe again."
- Codi Miller, Professional Basketball Player
"I am coming into my 5th month of online training with Olivier Goetgeluck. 5 months ago, I had no concept of what moving well means. While I still enjoyed my training back then, I often felt exhausted, tired, and I was constantly battling with pain and aches, I was always anxious and stressed
I knew I needed to change but I did not know where to start, although I’ve built my habit of “working out” regularly, having a coach provides the structure and the accountability I needed. By chance, I came across Olivier’s postings, I was enlightened by his blog posts, and he seem to exudes a maturity way beyond his age.
I’ve given very careful consideration upon hiring his service, not just because it is an investment, also because I know it will be completely different than what I’m used to. I was so afraid of change to be honest, but I am so glad I took the step.
Olivier has introduced many new concepts to me, far beyond what the mainstream fitness community provides. I used to follow along with the trend and just did what looks “cool”. I could never pictured myself practicing stillness let alone sticking to it, I never felt motivated to do mobility, I never wanted to take a day off and “relax”. I have to admit the shift was slow, and I took my time. Throughout the past couple of months, I’ve certainly given a lot of thought into training for longevity. I can’t quite put my finger on it, I often felt more intellectually challenged, I associate the gains I’ve made are more mental than physical.
I can’t thank you enough Olivier, I am confident and certain that I will continue to implement your teachings as I move forward in my life."
- Simmonette Tan (Online coaching client from Malaysia, training video)
Jozef and Linda Kapetanea (Fighting Monkey Practice & Research)
Inge-Jarl Clausen (Vegetative Training/Self-Regulation Oriented Vegetotherapy)
Knut Hamsun, Fyodor Dostojewski, Charles Bukowski
Freud's heretics Carl Jung and Wilhelm Reich
The nature philosophers: Heraclitus, Taoism
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff and students