Where it began
Meet the founder of Mom in Balance: Esther van Diepen. Mother of four kids, successful entrepreneur and fanatic athlete. Together with her husband and children, she lived in New York for a while and was introduced to the culture of sporting (soon to be) mothers in city parks. That's how she came up with the idea for Mom in Balance! In collaboration with various experts, she laid the foundation for our unique sports program, which was launched in 2008 in the Netherlands.
In 2017 Vanessa Calem von Muhlen, who has a Dutch father and a Portuguese father, moved to Lisbon to follow a dream to live and work in Lisbon. After discovering there was a potential to offer women outdoor workouts in Lisbon, Mom in Balance was launched in November 2018.