Over GOH concept
The GOH center
GOH is a small health concept in Amsterdam-West where you can improve your health with the guidance of medical professionals. Our goal-oriented programs focus on training, nutrition and lifestyle. Come and visit us, everyone is welcome!
GOH (Goal Oriented Health) concept is for anyone that wants to be healthier, fitter and stay that way. We believe in a holistic approach with programs that are focused on exercise, nutrition and lifestyle. Our international team consists of certified personal trainers, physiotherapists and dietitians; together we develop a personalized program for you. We coach, train, advise and motivate you to reach your goals.
GOH concept is a small organisation; no waiting list so we can help you immediately to achieve your goals. We team up with a variety of local neighbourhood doctors to improve overall health. A healthy lifestyle starts with GOH concept! Stop by GOH Center and get introduced to our team!
It is our mission to make our clients feel better and support them in finding the right balance between mind, body and energy systems. When these three key factors are balanced, you will be able to get more out of life. We start by listening to your personal story and what you want to change; together we will look at your body composition and the best option to become fitter and healthier as quickly as possible.
Our holistic approach means that we offer all of our specialities in one package (GOH life programs). Under the guidance of medical professionals, we offer personalised workout schedules, nutritional advice (not a diet), regular health check-ups and cooking workshops for a lasting result.
GOH is an inspiring health concept focused on your personal needs. We help you to set clear goals and achieve those goals and throughout this process we continue to motivate you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
About the founder
My name Is David Billy and I am excited to share my story with you. I was born in Tanzania, spent my childhood in Kenya and most of my teenage life in Namibia and South Africa. I grew up in a family of 4 children; I am the youngest, with very hard working parents. My parents did their best to make sure we would turn out ok. That is my foundation and has formed me to believe that you can achieve your dreams by hard work and dedication.
I arrived in Holland in 2004 to study physiotherapy and worked part-time in different gyms. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, I received a letter from the IND stating I had to leave the country within 21 days. Luckily, one of my friends had a connection with an immigration lawyer and she advised that the only way to stay in the country was to start my own company! I was 25 years old. No clue about starting a business but I learned one important thing; if you want something really bad, nothing can stop you and you will always find a way.
In 2011 an opportunity opened up, a gym in Amsterdam Oud-West needed a physiotherapist. The place had potential but it was not well taken care of. I thought to myself, “If I ever win the lottery, I would love to take it over”! Two hard years passed and I wasn’t happy with the situation I was in. The crisis had hit, insurance companies enforced more control and they demanded more paperwork. I chose this profession because I enjoyed sports, health and I wanted to improve people’s lives in a positive way. But the system forced me to have an office job. I decided that I wanted to create something that gives honest service without being controlled by a system; something I am passionate about that gives back to the clients. Summer of 2012 was the birth of GOH concept.
GOH was all about improving health and lifestyle. The concept had to be small, service and goal oriented, medical professional and holistic; offering guidance in exercise, nutrition, workshops and educational seminars. I started the first pilot at that gym and the first trial was a weight loss program. My dream was about to start!
After a successful first year, one of my clients offered me a space in one of his buildings. Finally, GOH had its first own location- Da Costakade 184H. Briefly after opening the new location, I got a call from Eric (a previous client and a friend). When I started GOH, I had no idea how I was going to make it a profitable business. Money wasn’t the reason I started it, but rather to make a difference in people’s lives. Eric’s expertise in finance and his business savviness is now one of the reasons why GOH has become such a success that we had to expand to a bigger location.
I believe meeting the right people at the right time who are willing to help and support my vision is not a coincidence, but rather confirms that I am on the right path. Today you are sitting in the new GOH location, the gym I dreamt to take over if I ever won the lottery!!
Welcome to GOH center and hope you have a life changing experience!