About us

Little Star Fitness provides fun, innovative, sport fitness and dance programs, birthday party and corporate entertainment specifically designed for children between the ages of 2-12. Our main focus is to improve children’s gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and rhythm whilst building the children’s self-confidence in a fun and non-competitive environment. Children who participate in Little Star Fitness sessions will further develop their love for physical activity, dance and sport, assist with living a healthy lifestyle, decrease childhood obesity and increase confidence in all aspects of their life. All classes and birthday parties are delivered in English; however, we do have coaches available that speak a variety of languages.

Our Team

Chanté Steenkamp

Owner Little Star Fitness NL

Chanté took part in sports from a young age various sports from a young age. In 2016 Chanté moved from South Africa to the Netherlands. She started working for Little Star Fitness in 2017, during these 4 years she had the opportunity to experience how children grow and develop their skills and confidence. This in turn fuelled her passion as a Sports coach. Chanté is focused on helping children to progress and develop their skills while participating in fun sports activities. She also thrives on the enjoyment of seeing how children grow and develop. Chanté is currently busy with a Bachelors in International Business and Innovation.

Michelle Murphy

Founder of Little Star Fitness

Little Star Fitness founder and owner Michelle Murphy has a life long commitment to having fun & being healthy. Michelle has been involved in sport from a young age, her commitment, love and dedication has seen Michelle become an Australian national champion in Swimming at the age of 12, represent her state in Netball and her greatest achievements to date was representing Australia in Touch Football. Michelle has spent the past 9 years educating children as a Health and Physical Education teacher in Australia, during which time she obtained her Level 1 Coaching Certificates in Volleyball, Touch Football, Track & Field, Cricket and Netball. Prior to Michelle’s teaching career, she spent 6 years in the health and fitness industry gaining qualifications as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Massage Therapist.

Stéphane Oliveira

Head & Senior Coach 

My name is Stéphane, I am 32 years old and I am a Portuguese adventurer I’ve been in Sports all my life, started as a young Judo fighter. After studying Sports Science, I became a Sports coach. I enjoy working with children, helping them to reach their goals and develop their physical, mental and social skills through Sport. Before coming to the Netherlands, I was teaching/coaching Sports in Portugal and then in France. I am very happy to be part of the team at Little Star Fitness

Nicole Blasman

Sports & Nutrition Coach

Born and raised near Utrecht, the Netherlands. During the past 14 years Nicole and her family moved 5 times between 3 countries. For the past 5 years she has lived in the Amsterdam area. Nicole has always been passionate about sports. During her teenage years she played volleyball at high level. Due to asthma she had to stop playing volleyball at the age of 18 but never stopped exercising. Running, pilates and body pump are her passion besides her sons. For the past 10 years she has been actively involved in the schools her sons attended. Every field trip or camp she volunteered to chaperone. But now with 2 boys in high school she was looking for another passion which she found as a sport coach. Since September 2016, Nicole has been actively coaching and educating children about the importance of fitness and nutrition in school settings. She loves spending time with children of all ages.

Mirelle Oudejans

Sports and Nutrition Coach

Born and raised in the Netherlands she has always been very active in sports. In the early years mainly gymnastics at a competitive level, later on running. After leaving the Netherlands and moving to Chicago in 2000, where her two sons were born, sports was always part of her daily activity. In Chicago she fulfilled her dream of completing the Chicago marathon and many more (international) marathons followed. After ten years living and working in Chicago she moved back to the Netherlands and started as Little Star Fitness Coach. She loves helping children with the development of their physical skills and setting up an active foundation. Her dedication and love of sport makes her an enthusiastic and engaging coach who enjoys helping other children and adults to reach their own goals.

Matt Blasman

Sports Coach

My name is Matthew. I am currently 18 years old, and an American born Dutchy. Sports have always been a big part of my life. Playing Ultimate Frisbee at national level together with my brother (Tom) until a few years ago. I enjoy working with children of all ages, helping them develop and grow as kids, whilst enjoying and growing socially through sport.

What parents say about our classes

 All the children and their families really enjoyed the birthday party and everyone mentioned that the coaches were natural and engaging with the kids. 

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed another superb camp. The staff are extremely professional, always smiling and very kind to the kids. She is already asking about the next camp!

Great professionals. They look after the children with care and enthusiasm. I can see my daughter's confidence and enjoyment growing by each lesson.

My 3 year old son and I have loved this class. Great variety of different sports, great skills learned but achievable for all levels. Would recommend to all.

We look forward to little stars sports and dance every week! Great for the kids and they absolutely love it!

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