In recent times, there has been a surge of new health club openings in Brussels, aimed mostly at the top end of the market.
But before parting with a stash of cash, check out what your local commune offers as well as the smaller independent gyms and fitness centres in your neighbourhood.
New health clubs continue to open in Brussels at an impressive rate. Many are allied to hotels and are at the top end of the market. Before parting with a stash of cash though, check out what your local commune offers as well as the smaller independent gyms and fitness centres in your neighbourhood.
Ashtanga Yoga Institutes
610, chaussée d’Alsemberg, Uccle
02 340 6781
Ashtanga gives a good work-out as well as increasing suppleness and this centre offers courses at all levels – mainly in French, but in English on request.
26 rue de l’Industrie, 1040
02 508 0800
Aspria is both exclusive and expensive. Its centre piece is a 21 m swimming pool as well as the expected gym, health spa and beauty treatments next door. Its location means it is clearly aimed at the EU and executive crowd. There is another branch in Avenue Louise (02 542 46 66) and St Josse (02 609 1902).
71B avenue Louise, 1050
02 542 4666
If you’ve got deep pockets, then your money will be well spent at this ultimate pampering spot at the posh Conrad Hotel.
Everything here is five star; the pool, the gym the fitness rooms and the beauty treatments.
Royal La Rasante
56 rue Sombre
02 609 1910
33 rue Borrens, 1050
02 513 0766 / 02 648 7990
Kelly McKinnon started Corpus in 2000 and offers Pilates, Gyrotonics and Yoga in collective, private and semi-private tuition, mat-work and apparatus. Classes in English, French, Spanish Italian and Greek.
David Lloyd Uccle
41 Dreve de Lorraine, Uccle
02 534 9000
This complex has 11 tennis courts, squash courts, two swimming pools and fitness rooms.
Physical Golden Club
33 Place du Chatelain, 1050
02 538 1906
This is a serious gym for those interested in serious workouts, so don’t expect the luxury of some of capital’s more pampering health clubs.
2 avenue Salomé, Woluwe St Pierre
02 773 1820
For EUR 3 admission, you can enjoy an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis and squash, as well as saunas, baths and steam rooms.
13 rue Bonneels, 1210
02 280 0270
Popular with the EU crowd, this friendly no-nonsense club has 9 glass-fronted squash courts, aerobic rooms and a climbing wall.
World Class Health Academy
19 rue du Parnasse, 1050
02 551 5990
Also in Diegem, Antwerp and Berchem
Caters largely to expense-account executives
and EU civil servants.
Les Collines de Wavre
avenue Pasteur, 6
01 068 64 75
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