Health clubs in Brussels
Time to kick-start your New Year's 'get fit' resolution? It’s easy to stay fit in Belgium with a range of expat-focused fitness clubs and gyms.
Many health clubs are allied to hotels and are at the top end of the market. But before parting with a stash of cash, check out what your local commune offers plus smaller independent gyms and fitness centres in your neighbourhood. There is a range of gyms and fitness clubs to choose from in Brussels, and many with services aimed at expats living in Belgium.
Health clubs and gyms in Brussels
Ashtanga Yoga Institutes
Chaussée d’Alsemberg 610, 1180 Uccle
www.yoga-ashtanga.net | 02 340 6781
Ashtanga provides a good workout while increasing suppleness in your body. This centre offers courses at all levels, mainly in French but in English on request.
26 rue de l’Industrie, 1040 Brussels
www.aspria.com | 02 508 0800
Aspria is both exclusive and expensive. Its centre piece is a 21m 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 (02 610 40 66) and St Josse (02 609 1902).
71B avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels
www.aspria.com | 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, 1200 Brussels
www.aspria.com | 02 609 1910
Corpus Studios Flagey
33 rue Borrens, 1050 Ixelles
www.corpusstudios.com | 02 513 0766
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. Corpus has another branch at Caroly.
This complex has a new gym, hot yoga studio, new high impact mind and body studio, 11 tennis courts including paddel tennis courts, squash courts, two swimming pools, fitness rooms, jacuzzi, kids area and refurbished spinning studio and locker rooms.
2 avenue Salomé, 1150 Woluwe St Pierre
www.sportcity-woluwe.be | 02 773 1820
For a EUR 5 admission, you can enjoy an Olympic-size swimming pool, martial arts and gymnastics rooms, hockey and football fields, Olympic shooting range, tennis and squash, as well as saunas, jacuzzis. baths, steam rooms and even a beauty salon.
13 rue Bonneels, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
www.winnersclub.be | 02 280 0270
Popular with the EU crowd, this friendly no-nonsense club has 9 glass-fronted squash courts, aerobic rooms, a climbing wall, sauna, tanning beds and different fitness classes on offer like pilates, zumba, yoga, spinning and dance.
World Class Health Academy
10 Clos du Parnasse, 1050 Brussels
www.worldclassfitness.be | 02 503 1557
The World Class Health Academy caters largely to expense-account executives and EU civil servants with its updated fitness centre, pool, massage room, personal training and long list of classes offered: zumba, pilates, ab training, body pump, body jam, cycling express and power box among others. They also have branches in Diegem, Antwerp and Berchem.
3 rue Abbé Cuypers, 1040 Brussels
www.wellnesspaladins.com | 02 400 0096
This company provides wellness services to individuals and companies, offering turnkey or tailor-made solutions in terms of incentives, gifts, rewards, team building or corporate wellness. They provide internal and external well-being programmes as well as wellness activities for events like beauty therapy, massage sessions, buffet seminars, yoga, tai-chi and ‘soft’ gymnastics.
(Published 2009, updated in 2016 by Expatica)
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