Hi! My name is Pieter-Jan Depauw. I’m 28 years old and live in Leuven, Belgium. I’ve always been deeply interested in sports. Growing up I did a little gymnastics, basketball, tennis, beach volleyball, triathlon, weightlifting, track and field, CrossFit, … You name it, I’ve probably tried it.

I went to KU Leuven university to study Physiotherapy. After an extra year in Management and Applied Economics, I came to realize I just wanted to get people fit and improve their quality of life. That’s when I joined My Personal Coach Leuven and started training people. Right away, I knew I did the right thing! It is a true privilege to be able to be part of someone’s road to improved health and fitness, and an honour to have them include me on that journey. I’ve recently also started my own business called 3-2-1-Fit.

As a personal trainer, I get in contact with people who mostly tell me the same thing: “I tried to get fit, but I quickly reverted back to my old habits”. Some of the most common reasons for that are:

  • lack of time to train because of the children/job/…
  • no training partners
  • old or new injuries
  • lack of motivation/energy
  • bad nutrition

If this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place. The blog will cover these common problems and give you tips to get over them. In this way, I hope I can inspire you and help you kickstart your road to a healthier and fitter version of yourself. And if you want, I can guide you along with personal coaching.

So there you go! Happy training!


Bachelor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (KU Leuven, 2010)
Master Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (specialisation in sports physiotherapy) (KU Leuven, 2012)
Master of Management (KU Leuven, 2013)
Master Applied Ecomics (major: Marketing, minor: Human Resources) (KU Leuven, 2014)
CrossFit Instructor Level 1 (CrossFit FSF, Driebergen, Nederland, 2015)
Get Together Conference 2016 (Amsterdam, Nederland, 2016)
Lift More Olympic Weightlifting Seminar (CrossFit Leuven, Herent, 2016)
Gymnastics Strength Training Seminar (CrossFit Imparo, Ranst, 2016)
Symposium Coaching in top sports: Science or Art? (KU Leuven, 2016)
Pose Running Seminar (CrossFit Leuven, 2016)
Get Together Conference 2017 (Amsterdam, Nederland, 2017)
FIBO 2017 international trade show for fitness, wellness & health (Köln, Germany, 2017)
Workshop Powerlifting Basics (CrossFit Leuven, 2017)