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About Us

Our coaches are professional coaches who share the passion of helping people getting fitter and stronger at each level. All our coaches in Brussels are professional coachs with  a Master or Bachelor degree in physical education. Our coaches will listen to what you want to achieve your goal and help you with the best advice. Sometimes they will tell you to slow down to avoid injuries, sometimes they will trigger you to do more strength, because your body needs it. Your physical and mental wellbeing is our concern.

We believe you can! 

Johan Minnoy - Head coach 

I’m Johan head coach in Brussels and an even big sports lover as you. Sports is for me the perfect and best way to challenge and surpass yourself. How amazing is it to notice the evolution of someone! Getting stronger, more enduring, running faster, … Sports is also an activity that brings people together. It’s so beautiful to see how people start with the bootcamp sessions as strangers and finish as friends doing other activities together.

As a coach I’m a quite extravert person. I always try to give the maximum during my sessions, and I can assure you that bad jokes will be present. Out of the sessions, I’m a quite introvert and shy person. I like food, especially Asian and Mediterranean food, manga’s, Japanese animation, travelling and off course sports. Sport was always present in my life because I was educated in a sporty family. I started at the age of 5 with judo until the age of 14. I also played football until my 18 and I’m now active in the fitness since my 16. My sports and coaching preferences are a little bit contradictory because I prefer inside and individualistic sports, but I prefer to coach outside and in groups. I’m also a stay-at-home guy. That’s why my mother always called me E.T. (if you know the reference 😉). I hate the beach, sand, and sea water (I think you realize that I prefer the swimming pool). I’m speaking French, Dutch, English and I’m trying to learn some Italian words, but this project is for the moment on hold.

My sessions are always a good mix of strength, core, agility, and cardio. Music will always be present, and I can assure you, I’m listing to all kind of music. What can you expect? Techno, party music, retro music, rock, Latino music, house, and classic music. Okay, maybe not classic music.

 

 

 

Lydia Christoforidi - coach

 

Helloo, I'm Lydia Christoforidi, a clinical exercise/fitness specialist originally from Greece and now based in Belgium. I got my Sports Science degree from the University of Thessaly in Greece which followed by one year of internship at the University Hospital of Leuven (UZ Leuven) as a clinical exercise specialist/ clinical research assistant. I specialize in working with people dealing with non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular issues, diabetes, and post-transplant recovery. Helping folks on their fitness journeys, easing symptoms, and improving their quality of life is my thing- of course for both healthy and clinical populations.

 

Sport’s been part of my life since forever, starting with swimming and track and field, then tennis. I strongly believe that movement is the best medicine existing in our world. That's the vibe in my Bootcamp classes—mixing proper body movement, breathing patterns, and taking it all outdoors. Nature sessions let us break free from concrete buildings, soak up fresh air, and vibe with the elements—be it rain, sun, or bird sounds. It's like therapy for everyone involved.

 

Besides fitness, I'm a beach lover, dig quality time with loved ones, and enjoy a good cooked and healthy meal. My love for different cultures kept me in Belgium, where I embrace diversity, different customs, and varied perspectives. I'm multilingual—English, Spanish, Greek, and currently tackling Dutch.

 

In my sessions, we're covering it all: cardio, strength, mobility and endurance. I'm also all about continuous learning, sharing the latest research on how exercise transforms our lifestyle.

 

What fills me with pride is the connection during our sessions. We interact, support each other, and keep that real communication alive—a rare gem in our increasingly digital world.

 

That's a bit about me and what I bring to our fitness journey together. Warm regards, Lydia <3 

Zoltan Szilvai - Owner and Coach

My name is Zoltan Szilvai. I am from Hungary originallyI am the new owner of Brussels Bootcamp since September 2023 which is a great challange to me to run this outdoor sport activity. Thanks to Bart who trusted and helped me to continue his dream.

 

My sport coach carreer started in 2012 in London, United Kingdom. Since then I have been running my own sport business in different areas, for instance bootcamp, personal training, boxing, kickboxing, military close combat and self defence. Also, I have an other type of business, which is survival trekkings as an ex military officer. My newest area is the Neurocoaching, that means a mental, physical rehabilitation and sport development by an audio-visual stimulation technology. I started this health coaching in 2022 when I graduated at a psychology university.

I speak in English, Hungarian, French is under development and Japanese. I like the Eastern culture because of the martial arts. I have been in Japan twice to research the culture and martial arts.

My hobbies are extreme sports, if I have time I do rock climbing, diving, high mountain hiking. I have some parachute jumps when I was in the army. Also, I like reading valuable books, writing articles, novels and painting Japanese calligraphy.

The sport is my life, I always look for challanges, competitions. I have never given up the sport, especially martial arts. I have challenged myself in different competitions with good results, for instance half marathon, marathon, kickboxing, MMA. Also, I helped my students’ sport career in competitions and achieved their goals in fitness succesfully.

My goal is to keep continuing the current Brussels Bootcamp sessions with Johan and Lydia and some new trainers in the future. Brussels Bootcamp will be growing and we will have a fantastic new challenge.

Bart Delobel - founder and coach

 

I was the kind of kid that never stopped playing football, basketball  or climbing trees​ on anniversaries. When the other kids wanted a cola and some rest, I kept going, and going, and going. At the age of 18, I ran my first world championship in orienteering (junior). I became trainer in our athletics club and orienteering club, won several titels and medals in orienteering and got more and more passionated by all aspects of physical training: Strength training for runners, circuit training, bootcamp running technique, core stability, ... I became sports instructor at the army and later, I founded my own outdoor sports company Fitter&Fitter (mother company of Brussels Bootcamp), where I let thousands of people train: group sessions, running events, corporate training, personal training. I developed my own method in running technique and strength training for runners and called it Natural Running School. 

I love nature, so I do lots of adventurous outdoor stuff: bikepacking, grvale biking, mountain bike, trail running, orienteering, backpacking. I just love the outdoor life!

I'm a complete leftie :-) I love all people: all races, genders, convictions. I try to inspire for a greener, fitter, healthier and better world full of love, equality and respect.

Apart from being a sports freak, I'm a music lover as well. I work 15 years as a volunteer in a concert club and I'm on loads of festivals and concerts each year. And, as a lover of the Dutch language, I love to read and even write.

Oh yeah, and I love to party, dance and play :-) And I'm happy to have Johan as our head coach in Brussels :-)

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