About us

Little Star Fitness provides fun, innovative, sport, dance, circus, aerial silks, birthday parties and holiday camps. Our program is 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 and increase confidence in all aspects of their life. All classes, birthday parties and camps are delivered in English; however, we do have coaches available that speak a variety of languages.

Little Star Fitness 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.

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 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

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.

Dervla Higgins

Sports Coach

Dervla is from County Galway in Ireland. She is a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer. Dervla have gained experience working with children from toddlers to young teenagers in different environments including, in the home and in recreational settings. She completed a level 5 and 6 Special Needs Assistant (SNA) course and completed a work placement in a preschool.

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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