Meet our newest Fit Girl Iris

Fit & Training door thijs

Hi y'all! My name is Iris and I'm from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Recently I got lucky enough  to become a member of the very #inspirational, #loving and #badass #FITGIRLCODE crew. Want to know why I signed up to be a member of this fabulous community? Just keep reading!

About me

I am a dreamchaser by day and a vampire at night who eats Kryptonite for breakfast :-). Although I consider myself as being strong there is one thing I can’t conquer or overcome and that is SLEEP.

Besides my love for sports I'm also into dancing, especially Latin-American styles. The sounds of bachata, merengue and samba music always make me want to get up and move as listening to such tunes, and being able to dance  just gives me life.  Even when I should be acting all civil and business appropriate I always feel the need to take out my 15 seconds of fame and bust a move on-the-spot. I think I got it from my mamma :-)

My fit journey
As long as I can remember I’ve been interested in various kinds of sports. I’ve ran track, played basketball and kickboxed for a while.  Doing the same thing over and over again is something I'm  allergic to. That is why until a year ago I kept searching for a sport or activity that could keep me entertained and challenged for a longer period of time. I found what I was looking for when I decided to start working out with a personal trainer at a gym in Nieuwegein. My PT didn’t joke around,  he meant business and really pushed me in our sessions. He made very clear why I was there right of the bat:
' You are not here to make friends or like me. You are here to #WORK.'

I believe in SUPERHEROES
That being said, I think it’s clear that everything that has to do with working out and really feeling that you are alive makes me want to get up, move and get things done. Life has shown me that being healthy isn’t something you should take for granted and as long as I can control that part of life I see it as a obligation to just do so.

Coming from a family where I was thaught to be a strong individual mentally, must also have something to do with the fact that I became so physically as well. The latter I accomplished by just picking up heavy stuff a.k.a. lifting weights like it’s nobody’s business and by believing in myself. At the same time trying to set an example for my environment and being surrounded by people who let me be their superhero.



Partner in Crime
I love to work out on my own but get inspired and get serious #DAMAGE done with that special someone that motivates me to be the best version of myself. For me that’s  I-L-Y, a.ka. @ily_fitgirl, my sister, partner in crime and workoutbuddy.  I have mad respect for her. Knowing that what she has accomplished on her personal fit journey didn’t come easy. Seeing how she picked herself up and made big changes happen makes me proud and the fact that she allowed me to reach out to her and be a part of all of that, even more.


Sharing = Caring
On #FITGIRLCODE  I’ll share with you articles about kickboxing, heavy lifting, vegetarian food and how I get through all my workouts with 3 Lbs of natural long locked up hair :-) With my blogs I’d like to inspire you to be your own superhero,  for yourself and in favor of others. I believe that we girls are on a fit journey together and by joining forces we can make a lot of good things happen, reach some serious goals, have #FUN, #SWEAT, enlighten eachother share #KNOWLEDGE about living a #HEALTHY lifestyle and keep#FIT!

I am excited to experience all this and more, by diving in to this online adventure and hope to connect with you all. If you have any questions you can find me on Instagram >@iris_fitgirl or send an e-mail to

Holla @  a girl,