About Ramon Siljade - Founder of 5 Day Fast

Ramon-Siljade - Founder 5 Day Fast

My sports career started in the Dutch Eredivisie Basketball, where I played for 7 years and won two national championships with Amsterdam. I was also recognized as the best three-point shooter in 2011. After my playing career, I was chairman of Apollo Amsterdam for 5.5 years, where I helped countless players and coaches make their debut in the Eredivisie.

During my active career as a basketball player, I have been for three years has been a teacher at an MBO level 1/2 course. With my “feet in society” I helped MBO students to the next step in their school career.

In addition, partly during my basketball career, I worked for almost 10 years as a consultant and project/change manager for the municipality of Amsterdam and the GGD.

Between 2014 and 2017 I was responsible for the programs that the municipality of Amsterdam/GGD used to combat obesity among children. The most important issue is: how can we immediately put the scientific knowledge and substantiation of “today” to practical use to help those children who need it in a safe and effective way.

At the end of 2017 I founded Apollo Triathlon and in 2018 the Apollo Endurance Lab. On the one hand, to further develop Apollo as an Amsterdam sports brand and to make it known to a wider audience, and on the other hand, to build the largest triathlon and endurance sports community in Amsterdam.

After my active basketball career, I also started triathlon and participate in IRONMAN races all over the world. In 2021 I became European champion at the half IRONMAN distance.

In 2022 did I participated in the IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii and came in 2023 I not only competed at the World Championships over the half IRONMAN distance, but won I also competed in my age category during IRONMAN Barcelona. This insured my participation in the IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii in 2024.

In 2020 I started the “Apollo Health Pilot” with more than 50 participants. The large number of athletes who participated showed that the approach not only leads to better health, but also to improved sports performance.

More than three years later in 2023, I launched the sequel to the Pilot together with Marijn de Leeuw: 5 Day Fast.

With enormous passion, together with my team, I am building a community where sport, innovation, health and, above all, people come together and within which I can help you become healthier and fitter.

          This is what you get delivered to your home if you order 5 Day Fast:

          • Menu for 5 days
          • Shopping list (you have to do your own shopping)
          • Supplements: Omega, Glycerol, Green Powder, ION* Gut Support, Magnesium, Multivitamin, Zeolite
          • Invitation to participate in our WhatsApp group during your 5 Day Fast that starts every Sunday. Participation is optional.
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