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Jan Middelkamp (1969) graduated at the Academy of Physical Education (Bachelor Degree) and Sports, Exercise and Health at Utrecht University (Master in Science Degree). He started his career in the fitness industry as a judo teacher and was part of the Dutch National Judo Team for five years. Later he became club and franchise manager at Fit-Care, one of the first franchise chains (22 clubs) in the Netherlands (from 1994).

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International Presenter

Jan Middelkamp is an international presenter for several decades now, presenting in English, German and Dutch. His presentations are characterized as inspirational, evidence-based, dynamic, high pace, full of practical implications.

Board member EuropeActive

Jan Middelkamp was elected onto the EuropeActive Board of Directors at the Annual General Assembly in Brussels on 24 May 2012 and re-elected at the Annual General Assembly in Cologne on 8 April 2015.

International Consultant

Jan Middelkamp is an international consultant and specialized in strategic and club management, personal training management (PTM) and group fitness management (GFM). Jan is one of the leading member retention experts worldwide.

Jan Middelkamp & Les Mills on Dutch TV

Jan Middelkamp and Les Mills in a Dutch TV interview with businesss presenter Harry Mens.


Jan Middelkamp is a researcher for scientific as well as applied research in the field of fitness and health. His main focus is exercise behavior and changes in health-related behaviors in general. He is testing constructs of the Transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM) and conducted studies on Self-Efficacy Theory (SET).

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