About us


A complete approach to your wellness

Sacred Experience is a Canberra-based fitness business. Since its inception in 2018, founder Adam van Apeldoorn has drawn upon his diverse coaching, psychology and fitness qualifications to help clients overcome the various challenges they face living in the modern world. Unlike other gyms and personal trainers, we offer a more holistic approach to wellness, focusing on psychological, emotional and physical evolution. We look forward to welcoming you into our inclusive, supportive community.


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Adam van Apeldoorn

As a qualified personal trainer who also holds masters degrees in both Coaching and Organisational Psychology, Adam is far from your regular trainer!

In addition to these qualifications, he has undertaken 20 years of study in the fields of spirituality and mysticism, and has written a masters thesis on happiness, enlightenment and self-actualisation. Adam also has a professional background working in human resources and in learning and development in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Through these diverse learnings, Adam is able to facilitate and engineer holistic training experiences that are different from the norm. Adam seeks to empower clients to not only surpass their fitness and well-being goals, but to find greater balance within and to transform their lives.

On the fitness side of things, Adam possesses a Certificate III and IV in Fitness, and has undertaken additional modules in Kettlebell Training, Medball Training, Pre and Post-Natal Training and Battle Rope Training. He is a qualified Corrective Exercise Specialist in the Biomechanics Method, and has recently finished 100 hours of Yoga Teacher Training.

Adam works with clients from all walks of life, ranging from teenagers all the way up to elderly adults in their 80s. Adam can train athletes for performance-related goals and also help people to improve factors like stress, mental health, diet, lifestyle, mindset, motivation, accountability, pain and rehabilitation.

Adam is fully insured for his work with Arthur J Gallagher and has a coucil permit to operate outdoors at Henry Rolland Park. He is a registered Level 2 Fitness Professional with AUS Active.


Delivering Sacred Experiences

Our panel of specialist providers are here to help you with complex problems or to help you get that extra performance edge.

Our Manifesto

Sacred Experience Summer Kickstart

Get a feel for Sacred Experience, with our 28 Day Summer Kickstart Offer. This no-obligation four-week trial will enable you to make a start on your Hero’s journey and take immediate action on your health and fitness.


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