My name is Dieiny, but you can call me Gigi. I am originally from Brazil, where I had a tough upbringing. My whole life I was on survival mode and always worked on jobs that I did not really like but had to do it in order to pull through.
With a dream in my head and a lot of effort I made my way to Europe and moved to The Netherlands 6 years ago.
About 2 years ago I had a severe burnout and was forced to be in bed for months with nothing more to do than to face my fears and finally give myself time to stop and heal. That was one of the hardest things of my life, so hard that I am still recovering from it. However, that was also a defining life change moment for me as I realised that I never really had the chance to work in something that made my eyes shine when I was talking about it.
That's when decided that I would pursue my dreams and work on something meaningful that would change people’s lives for the best too. The burnout made my life purpose very clear: help and empower others, especially women. And that is how I got here, with you surfing in my website reading this very lines right now.
I ’ve been passionate for sports for most of my life, but due to the high trend on focusing only on the body aspect I wasn’t very successful or happy with my fitness goals back then. I am naturally skinny and had my share of body image issues with that too, trying to fit to standards of beauty that are simply not realistic for my body shape. I’ve done crazy diets and worked out to exhaustion trying to build muscle and gain weight. Pointless to say that I wasn’t successful at it. After losing my grandma, I took medication that made gain 12 extra kilos and that was rock bottom for me. I lost totally my self confidence and that's when I decided to take fitness seriously.
So either way: too skinny or overweight I've been there. I got you!
I used to go to the gym for years, but I must admit that I never really enjoyed counting repetitions in my mind for one hour and competing for machines among guys who would be staring at me. That's why a few years ago, I started doing boxing and immediately fell in love with the power feeling and energy that it gave to me. I felt strong, confident and fearless like never before. It was also a great outlet for my anger and supressed emotions. When I had the burnout I had to stop boxing, and entered the realm of calisthenics (body weight only), in a search for a body-mind connection. I also love it as it gave me the feeling of working out for a skill rather then only for my physique as the gym time. Today, they are my both passions and one complements the other for me. For my mind, I practice mindfulness, breathing exercises and meditation on the daily basis and it changed my life. As a coach, I take the best of each style and mix them in the most effective and fun way in my workouts.
Fanatiek Fitness is a concept based on focusing on your fitness, both physical and mental.
I want you to fall in love with your body and mind fitness and with yourself in the way there.
Therefore, I want to empower you, so you can see your full potential and how worthy, beautiful and capable you are. I want you to become confident living your best life while being healthy and happy and especially loving yourself and having fun. My way to do that is by coaching you!
I offer group workouts only for women with all shapes, colours, sizes, backgrounds, origin and fitness levels. Every women with desire to improve something in her life and to empower herself is welcome. My main focus is Boxing and bootcamps. Maintaining a proper form during the workouts is paramount for exercise efficiency and to avoid injury, so I am always keeping an eye at it and also offer little sessions of exercise form classes. Besides, I always connect the mental aspect into our workouts. High energy and fun is the most important thing in my sessions. I want you to enjoy so much what you are doing that you won’t realise that you were actually working out.
Please check the CLASSES page to know more about the workouts.
I know that by experience that being a woman almost come with a set of rules on how we should live our lives, but I want to help you make that decision on your own and simply enjoy your life by being fit in your body and mind.
I want to empower you and make you believe that the sky is really the limit for your dreams.
I did it, so I know you can do it too!
Nice to meet you and I am looking forward to meet you soon.
My story and motivation
"I've been there
I've done it
I know you can"
UK Centre of Excellence: "Fitness Coach"
NASM: "Behaviour Change Specialist"
Transformation Academy: "CBT Cognitive Behavior Life Coach"
Udemy: "Mindfulness Practicioner Level I, II and III"
Karim Benammar: "Mind Reframing"
Red Cross Netherlands: "CPR and AED 2021"