• Roland Claes

    Founder and CEO of ESP
    Chiropractic
    Improved health, Performance enhancement, Sport rehabilitation, Strength and conditioning

    Chiropractor, physical trainer for elite athletes, expert in nutrition and mental coaching, Roland Claes puts the health of his patients at the heart of his ...

    Chiropractor, strength and conditioning coach. Certified in exercise physiology, sports science and nutrition. With his holistic approach, Roland Claes puts the overall health of his patients at the heart of his priorities. With over 30 years of experience in the fields of sports and health, he creates a personalized treatment and rehabilitation for each of his patients.

    He accompanies those who practice sports at an amateur or professional (elite) level. Focusing on prevention and care, he works with children, adolescents and adults alike. He is an empathic expert to those who are injured and those who pursue a specific objective wishing to improve their physical condition for sports, and for daily life.

    His specialty is strengthening the posterior chains and back biomechanics, the basis of all rehabilitation.

    Care, Support, Transmission:
    A Calling From Father to Son
    Willy Claes

    In the Claes family, caring and transmitting constitute a vocation passed on from father to son. Roland was mentored by his father, chiropractor Willy Claes, renowned olympic weightlifting athlete, and followed his footsteps, taking on his profession with the same rigorous precision and deep listening skills. These are the qualities Roland learned, cultivated, refined and passed on to his two sons, Tristan and Florian, who decided to also become coaches and to open new paths in their turn.

    An international career in constant evolution

    Roland Claes studied at the Life University in Marietta, Georgia (USA), where he obtained the title of Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.). He then continued his training with world-renowned experts such as Prof. Stuart Mc Gill and obtained the Mc Gill Clinician & Coach Certification (3 levels). He also graduated from the DNS Prague School of Rehabilitation (Level A) of Prof. Pavel Kolar. He regularly attends seminars with highly renowned international coaches and therapists in order to apply the teachings received on his patients.

    He represents Belgium within the FICS (Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland).

    Like his training, his career has taken him to the international sports scene. He has shaped the careers of many renowned world, European and national champions, both in Belgium and internationally, in the professional worlds of football (soccer), tennis, athletics, triathlon, cycling, motor racing, and combat sports (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, MMA, judo, etc.). He has been a high-level athlete himself and maintains his fitness level every week by practicing strength and conditioning training.

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  • Tristan Claes - Biomechanical screening, Body composition analysis, Fat loss, Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Neurological rehabilitation, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Personal training, Powerlifting, Sport rehabilitation, Strength and conditioning

    Tristan Claes

    Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist
    Sport specific training
    Biomechanical screening, Body composition analysis, Fat loss, Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Neurological rehabilitation, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Personal training, Powerlifting, Sport rehabilitation, Strength and conditioning

    Tristan is one of our Senior Strength & Conditioning specialists. Throughout his career, he has acquired multiple certifications of the […]

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  • Florian Claes - Biomechanical screening, Body composition analysis, Fat loss, Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Personal training, Sport rehabilitation, Strength and conditioning

    Florian Claes

    Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist
    Sport specific training
    Biomechanical screening, Body composition analysis, Fat loss, Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Personal training, Sport rehabilitation, Strength and conditioning

    Florian Claes is a ISSA certified personal trainer. As a strength and conditioning specialist, he is an expert in improving […]

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  • Robin Van Vreckem - Performance enhancement, Psychotherapy, Sport specific training, Strength and conditioning

    Robin Van Vreckem

    Personal training
    Performance enhancement, Psychotherapy, Sport specific training, Strength and conditioning

    Robin is a NASM certified and EREPS level 4 Personal Trainer. He also holds a Master’s degree in (Sports) Psychology […]

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  • Cédric Goovaerts - Fat loss, Improved health, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Powerlifting, Sport specific training, Strength and conditioning

    Cédric Goovaerts

    Personal training
    Fat loss, Improved health, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Powerlifting, Sport specific training, Strength and conditioning

    Cédric is a personal trainer and a bodybuilding coach. He decided to become a trainer because of a burning passion […]

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  • Ulli Mangold - Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement

    Ulli Mangold

    Yoga
    Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement

    Ulli studied Classical Ballet at the Royal Academy of Dancing (London / UK), Yoga – RYT 500 hrs.– Down Under […]

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  • Eddy Mellaerts - Neurological rehabilitation, Podology and gait analysis, Sport rehabilitation

    Eddy Mellaerts

    Physical therapy
    Neurological rehabilitation, Podology and gait analysis, Sport rehabilitation

    Eddy Mellaerts holds an MSc in motor rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as well as advanced degrees and certificates in pediatrics and […]

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  • Arnaud Piérard - Neurological rehabilitation, Sport rehabilitation

    Arnaud Piérard

    Physical therapy
    Neurological rehabilitation, Sport rehabilitation

    I hold a degree in physiotherapy and rehabilitation from UCLouvain. In order to improve my knowledge in carrying out exercises […]

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  • Jordi Ribas Ribas - Massage therapy, Sport rehabilitation

    Jordi Ribas Ribas

    Physical therapy
    Massage therapy, Sport rehabilitation

    Jordi is a physiotherapist and holds a PhD in Sports and Physical Activity Sciences. Passionate about the body, he has […]

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    Cristina Bara

    Mental coaching (NLP)

    Cristina is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming professional coach specialized in Physical, Mental & Emotional Fitness. She got her certification from the […]

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    Christelle Colonna

    Psychotherapy

    Christelle’s journey began with fifteen years of practice as a contemporary dancer and as a dance teacher, before she started […]

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Tristan Claes

Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Sport specific training
Biomechanical screening, Body composition analysis, Fat loss, Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Neurological rehabilitation, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Personal training, Powerlifting, Sport rehabilitation, Strength and conditioning

Tristan is one of our Senior Strength & Conditioning specialists. Throughout his career, he has acquired multiple certifications of the highest degree in personal training, powerlifting, rehab & injury prevention, and nutrition. He also pursued a career as a legal scholar and is soon to complete his LLM (Law Masters) in the field of medical law.

With Physiology being one of his main interests, he holds years of particular expertise and is driven by helping you to treat your injuries sustained through everyday life tasks and/or sports participation, hereby regaining your normal pain-free mobility (ROM).

Whether you want to take your athletic and strength performance to the next level as a pro/amateur athlete or transform your body to regain your confidence and improve your overall well-being, Tristan is your guy. He works with people of all levels and ages by using a precisely targeted sport-specific methodology. He will not only help you improve your game but also make you become the best version of yourself and crush your competition both physically and mentally. His motto holds, therefore:

“Look good, move well, lift HEAVY!”.

“During the early stages of my life, I always was the largest kid of the class, often subject to being bullied about my weight or being picked last on every recess sports team. I felt horrible, unconfident, and revolted by my own body. Although I was a strong kid, it was only during my adolescent period that I started to use this to my benefit and decided to drastically change my life. I educated myself in physiology, fitness, and performance which resulted in sparking a passion for sports that I still hold to this day. In the past, I have participated in different sports at a national level such as Judo (Poseidon Judo Club), American Football (Brussels Tigers), and Power Lifting. I have made it my life’s mission to share and transmit this passion and knowledge with others, guide them to regain control of their lives, and become the best version of themselves where others would not. It is you vs you, dream, hustle & achieve. Let me guide you in reclaiming that smile on your face, ready to take on the world!”

-Tristan

Certifications:

  • ISSA-certified Personal Trainer
  • ISSA-certified Powerlifting Instructor
  • ISSA-certified Nutrition Specialist
  • McGill Method Seminar Certified Level 1, 2 & 3

Florian Claes

Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Sport specific training
Biomechanical screening, Body composition analysis, Fat loss, Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Personal training, Sport rehabilitation, Strength and conditioning

Florian Claes is a ISSA certified personal trainer. As a strength and conditioning specialist, he is an expert in improving the performance of football (soccer) players and athletes from fighting sports alike (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, kickboxing, judo, and jiu-jitsu).

Florian is currently studying International Business to pursue a mission driving him since the early stages of his life: to help others while putting a smile on their faces. At ESP, he has been a personal trainer and strength & conditioning coach for many years, transmitting to others what he himself has learned from his father and grandfather: a sense of discipline, precision, hard work – and also what he personally sees as one of his main qualities: optimism, coupled with a problem-solving attitude.

He is particularly interested in nutrition and body transformation, which he considers as essential tools to take his clients to the next level.

Robin Van Vreckem - Performance enhancement, Psychotherapy, Sport specific training, Strength and conditioning
Approach:

Happy to lead you through the world of strength training, which will always be the most efficient and satisfying way to get you to your specific goals.

Languages: Dutch, English, French

Robin Van Vreckem

Personal training
Performance enhancement, Psychotherapy, Sport specific training, Strength and conditioning

Robin is a NASM certified and EREPS level 4 Personal Trainer. He also holds a Master’s degree in (Sports) Psychology and has over 10 years of experience in strength training (5 years as a coach). His entire life, he has been passionate about sports and general exercise, competing in swimming, basketball, and having a broad experience in climbing and boxing.

Cédric Goovaerts - Fat loss, Improved health, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Powerlifting, Sport specific training, Strength and conditioning
Approach:

I know the feeling of being insecure and not liking what you see in the mirror because I have overcome that feeling myself. Now with the know-how, I will help you overcome this barrier. A great mind starts with a healthy body.

Languages: Dutch, English, French

Cédric Goovaerts

Personal training
Fat loss, Improved health, Mobility enhancement, Muscle building, Nutrition, Online personal training, Performance enhancement, Powerlifting, Sport specific training, Strength and conditioning

Cédric is a personal trainer and a bodybuilding coach. He decided to become a trainer because of a burning passion to train others and to see them achieve their goals. He uses his training and nutrition knowledge to help others with their goal. Before starting with every new client, he makes sure to put in enough research to help him/her to the fullest.
He has been training for over 7 years going from a rookie lifter to a powerlifter, now fully dedicated to the bodybuilding lifestyle. He is a certified ISSA personal trainer & nutritionist.

Ulli Mangold - Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement
Approach:

Ulli has a holistic and integrated approach to health and wellbeing. The vast majority of people look outside themselves for answers to their dilemmas, aches and pains. Ulli encourages her clients to listen to and observe the signals their bodies are sending and teaches self-care rituals.

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Ulli Mangold

Yoga
Improved health, Massage therapy, Mobility enhancement

Ulli studied Classical Ballet at the Royal Academy of Dancing (London / UK), Yoga - RYT 500 hrs.– Down Under Yoga in Boston – Massachusetts / USA, Thai Yoga Massage at the Watpo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School in Bangkok and Chang Mai and Coaching (Eben Pagan – Coaching and Business – Miami – Florida / USA).

As a former dancer, turned Yoga teacher and Life Coach, Ulli is dedicated to a regular Yoga self-practice. She is a life-long student and has great interest in traditional medicine. She is currently studying Ayurveda at the Boston School of Ayurveda.

She provides a safe space for personal exploration and growth, while nurturing the foundational building blocks for a personalized and sustainable practice for each individual body. Ulli’s work has a strong focus on back therapeutics and joint health. She works with her clients to enhance overall mobility and establish balanced strength. The breath work she includes in each session helps her clients handle their stress and come into balance.

Eddy Mellaerts - Neurological rehabilitation, Podology and gait analysis, Sport rehabilitation
Approach:

The power of working together with an interdisciplinary approach

Languages: Dutch, English

Eddy Mellaerts

Physical therapy
Neurological rehabilitation, Podology and gait analysis, Sport rehabilitation

Eddy Mellaerts holds an MSc in motor rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as well as advanced degrees and certificates in pediatrics and neurology, ergotherapy, and hand therapy. Aside from his practice and consultancy, he lectures at Thomas Moore and Zuyd universities of applied sciences. For over a decade, Eddy has partnered with ESP and Roland Claes to deliver top-notch multidisciplinary coaching to elite performers, like elite cyclocross team Pauwels-Sauzen, RSC Anderlecht, Team Borlée, the Belgian Cheetahs, and the Belgian Cats.

Arnaud Piérard

Physical therapy
Neurological rehabilitation, Sport rehabilitation

I hold a degree in physiotherapy and rehabilitation from UCLouvain. In order to improve my knowledge in carrying out exercises and the importance of movement, I completed the personal trainer training at Parnasse. I make a point of honor to the movement in my rehabilitation programs because in my eyes it is one of the most effective ways to evolve in its rehabilitation.

  • Bachelor in physiotherapy and rehabilitation (UCLouvain)
  • Master in physiotherapy and rehabilitation (UCLouvain)
  • Continued education certificate in personal training (Parnasse-Isei)

Jordi Ribas Ribas

Physical therapy
Massage therapy, Sport rehabilitation

Jordi is a physiotherapist and holds a PhD in Sports and Physical Activity Sciences. Passionate about the body, he has always combined care and sport, both in his training and in his professional life. He has been a crossfit trainer, a physical trainer in different sectors, and a physiotherapist for athletes. He has also integrated other services (palliative, cardiology, mental health, among others).

Trained in manual therapies applied to TMJ disorders, dry needling, crocheting, fasciatherapy, and kinanthropometry (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry), Jordi is equipped to provide quick relief to his patients.

University education:
  • PhD in Sports and Physical Activity Sciences (Spain)
  • Master in Physiotherapy (Spain and Belgium)
Non-University training:
  • Manual Therapies applied to disorders of the Manducatory System (TMJ)
  • Dry Needling Training
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2014-2019)
  • Crocheting Training
  • Fasciatherapy Training
  • Kineanthropometry Level I ISAK (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry
Professional background:
  • Physiotherapist certified by the INAMI since 2017 (Belgium)
  • Physiotherapist in a Neurology department (IMC) since 2015 (Belgium)
  • Physiotherapist in a Mental Health department since 2013 (Belgium)
  • Physiotherapist in ICU / Cardiology / Oncology / Palliative Care services between 2017 and 2018 (Belgium)
  • Physiotherapist and Physical Trainer in Hockey Clubs 2013-2016 (Belgium)
  • Physical Trainer in different Services / Fire stations 2007-2010 (Spain)
  • University Professor in Sport and Physical Activity Sciences 2008 (Spain)
  • CrossFit Coach 2014-2018 (Belgium)
  • Physiotherapist athletes / events / CrossFit competitions 2014-2019 (Belgium)

Cristina Bara

Mental coaching (NLP)

Cristina is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming professional coach specialized in Physical, Mental & Emotional Fitness. She got her certification from the "Institut Horizons347" approved by the Ministry of Employment and Training.

Cristina reminds us that NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) explores the link between the mind and body as a whole system, and it offers a positive, goal-oriented approach to enhancing performance.

Her objective as a NLP Coach is to help you reach your desired objective by supporting you to:

  • change your limiting beliefs, improve your self-confidence and tap into your full potential so that you take your game to the next level;
  • manage your emotions, refocus and adopt a stronger mindset, so that you see any challenge as an opportunity to grow;
  • improve your nutrition by adopting healthy alternatives and keeping your energy levels high;
  • improve your mind game to enjoy and succeed at your sport;
  • identify, prevent and overcome from burn-out;
  • manage better your most precious asset: your time.
Christelle Colonna -
Approach:

My methods will consist primarily of hypnosis for mental coaching in the context of sports practice, and analytical therapy for other types of assignments.

Languages: Portuguese, English, French

Christelle Colonna

Psychotherapy

Christelle's journey began with fifteen years of practice as a contemporary dancer and as a dance teacher, before she started her advanced studies in psychology (ILMH). During this period, she became interested in sports psychology and the dancers' own self-image. After earning her psychology degree, she specialized in the field of psychology of the family and its sexuality. While working as a psychologist, she further trained herself as a couples' therapist for 4 years and then in clinical sexology, after which she studied hypnosis at the Institute for New Hypnosis.

Christelle has been a psychologist and therapist in private practice since 1998. Her interest and passion for sports led her to develop herself as a mental coach for athletes through hypnosis.

She has been practicing capoeira for 22 years, including 14 years as a teacher, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and as a Crossfit athlete.