Finding the optimal balance every day.

Marketing Manager – Van den Assem Schoenen B.V.

I’m Alexandra van der Vloed.

Finding the optimal balance every day between a good working rhythm, healthy eating and sufficient movement is what I call an active lifestyle. My job can feel like a professional sport sometimes, so for me exercise is the best way to blow off steam and keep pushing myself forward. Eleanor Roosevelt once said: ‘Do one thing every day that scares you’, which has become my personal motto. In early 2015 I started my boxing challenge. Terrifying, but what an experience! I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Sometimes you have to do something tough in order to create room for new experiences. As well as boxing, I also run regularly and do fitness in the gym. And as an escape from this ambitious rhythm, I like taking weekend breaks away with friends.