The countdown for the #ONELIVE grand final in Stockholm is on and Mandy is JAMing to get there! Will she be "The One"? Will she take home the title?

Where do you teach LES MILLSclasses?

I teach Les mills classes in Alkmaar, that's a city in Holland.

Tell us a little bit about your background. What led you into the fitness industry?
I first started teaching classes at the age of 15. I was teaching street dance to kids and teenagers. At the age of 17 my gym introduced BODYJAM™ to me. It was love at first sight (or dance in this case)! I can't think of a better and more awesome program. I've been hooked ever since.

What is your favorite program and track?

My favourite program is BODYJAM, my favourite track of all times is Bring Em Out from BODYJAM 45

What do you love about teaching?

What I love about teaching is the feeling that you can create a party for everybody no matter what age or fitness level you are. I love it when people can just let go after a hard day of work or feel the energy on a Sunday morning during a dance class although they are still tired from the party the night before. You can express yourself and be yourself during BODYJAM.

What has been your biggest accomplishment/most rewarding moment?

My biggest accomplishment happened when I was teaching BODYJAM in the USA on a camp for kids with obesity. One of the girls came to every class and at the end of the summer she decided that she wanted to become a teacher herself because she was so inspired. A few weeks later, I got a video of her teaching BODYJAM. That's when I knew I had passed on the love of JAM. Of course winning THE ONE Benelux and getting the opportunity to go to Stockholm is a huge accomplishment for myself as well!

Tell us how you pass on your motivation to others?

I pass motivation to others by showing people how much fun it is to dance. It's in your body, mind and soul and you can share it with music.

Do you have a favorite quote or piece of advice?

My favourite quote: DANCE YOUR ASS OFF!

What’s your best fitness tip?

Try to find something that you love to do, that you have a passion for. That's the best way to keep it going for the rest of your life.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is ice-cream for sure!!!

What features on your favorite playlist?

R&B, Hip-hop and dance/house.

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