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FitMindCompany International BV Soestdijkerweg 2, 3734MH Den Dolder, The Netherlands


FitMindCompany International focuses on the whole person, with psychological and physical dimensions in synchrony. Our passion is to motivate people to reconnect with themselves, restore themselves and find a new balance in their lives. We specialise in providing professional inputs that are specific to each client. Central to this is the focus on compassion and mindful living, to restore mind, body and spirit.

Meet Our Experts

Anthony Schwartz
Anthony Schwartz
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Nick Palmer
Nick Palmer
Physical Wellbeing Coach

Brief Profile

Professor Anthony Schwartz

Clinical and Health Psychologist in the field of Occupational Health Psychology, offering consultancy, training and one-to-one input focusing on wellbeing and recuperation. Having worked in the NHS for more than twenty-five years, he is now focusing on working abroad with FitMindCompany International. In this role he is in the process of developing two retreat centres aimed at helping people to rediscover, recover and enhance their capacity for working and living fully, incorporating mind, body and spirit.

Nick Palmer

A Physical Wellbeing Coach with knowledge and understanding to help educate people to focus on performance and wellbeing through personal training, physical exercise and nutrition. He has fourteen years’ experience in health within acute clinical settings in resuscitation and the teaching and training of other health professionals. Working alongside Prof Anthony Schwartz in developing two retreat centres, his significant role helps to dovetail fitness and psychological approaches to remould and reshape people.


Both Anthony and Nick bring their enthusiasm and experience to link therapeutic and didactic aspects of mind and body work. Based on sound psychological and physical training, we integrate mental, emotional, somatic, and nutritional aspects of wellness. The FitMindCompany brings a joint approach, linking years of clinical and health psychology consultation with individualised coaching from a sports and gymnastics background linked to physical training.


Professor Schwartz brings his professional experience as a Consultant Psychologist and his interest in Mindfulness to his clinical, consultancy, facilitation and training inputs. He likes to think of himself as a humane person first and foremost, in addition to his academic qualifications: BA, BA (Hons), MA (Clinical Psychology), MSc (Medical Psychology), PsychD (Clinical Psychology).

Nick Palmer has years of experience as a professional gymnast and sports coach, alongside his Personal Training coaching qualifications. He is a trained Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer and has qualified with Level 3 Nutrition in Sports. Within the health setting he obtained a BA Honours Degree at Leeds University.



The Tuscan Retreat

We welcome you to our specialist Retreat Centre located in Tuscany, Italy focusing on Psychological and Physical Wellness. Here we cater for individuals, couples and groups.

Situated north of Pisa in the mountains of the Garfagnana where the beautiful Serchio River meanders through the countryside. Close enough to the walled city of Lucca (30 minutes away from the retreat) and yet surrounded by hilltop villages, restaurants, farmlands, olive groves and vineyards. This area has magnificent views of the Apennines. There are parks, canyons, and caves as well as nature reserves with opportunities for walking and cycling through oak and chestnut groves and past picturesque medieval hamlets with churches and castles.

We welcome our guests to our home-from-home: a lovingly restored eighteen-century farmhouse overlooking the hills where you can relax, reflect and engage in a range of activities. We offer a personalized service that uses the most current evidenced based solutions that provide you with the power and potential to be the person you seek to become.

Personal Rental

The Tuscan Retreat is also available as a holiday home for limited periods during 2018.
Please contact for further details.

Bespoke Dutch Experience

Special Retreats at our Base in the Netherlands are also available, please contact us for further information.



Courses / Topics

If you need any help or advice on
therapies, please contact us and we will
be happy to assist you.

The Mind & Body Pit Stop Pyramid

The Mind & Body Pit Stop Pyramid

An interactive two-day workshop for family law professionals and associates who are looking to change their lives for a healthier one.

Introductory Workshop - The Mind-Body MOT

Introductory Workshop - The Mind-Body MOT

A half-day workshop which highlights the tri-focus approach of the Pit Stop Pyramid model. This is a chance to have your personal “MOT”.

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The reason we started working together was after years of working in separate areas, was that we wanted to show how much more may be achieved through a holistic approach to mind and body. FitMindCompany International is a result of this synergy; we love to energise and inspire people to become who they are, under the right circumstances. We would like others to share our excitement and personal experience about human potential, and live with an attitude of hope. In ‘growing people’ we believe in Jung’s view that: “I am not what happened me. I am what I choose to become”.

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