Pools in the capital
ASPRIA ARTS-LOI : a 21 meter pool in the heart of the European quarter
Dive in an indoor 21m pool before enjoying a luxurious spa with hammam, jacuzzi and sauna.
Aspria Arts-Loi also offers great fitness facilities and 140 group classes per week including aquagym and aquafit.
DAVID LLOYD - Brussels
- swimming lessons (indoor –25m-long– and outdoor-20m– spaces)
- kids sessions
Get a membership and enjoy all the facilites, including a relaxing spa with a jacuzzi and a sauna.
Tel : 02 / 379 32 00
ASPRIA ROYAL LA RASANTE WOLUWE : 2 pools in a green area in Brussels
There are swimming lessons for all ages, aqua classes, and also 7 tennis courts, a nursery and a wide range of activities for kids.
Not forgetting the fitness and group classes.
LONGCHAMPS - Uccle
- a 33-meters pool
- a high-quality water
- several lessons: aquabike, diving...
After your workout, spend time in the solarium or the cafeteria. Residents of Uccle can also benefit from a reduced price.
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Interesting facts about swimming
A practice for anyone
Teenagers and elderly people, accomplished sportsmen and complete amateurs: swimming is a great activity for everyone. The main benefit is that it helps you build several muscle groups at once. That means that even you have a regular fitness routine, you may miss some parts. A visit to the poll can help you strengthen these ones (back, shoulders, lower body...). With a balanced diet, you should notice leaner muscles and lose weight quite quickly.
A low impact workout
Doctors and physiotherapists are very likely to recommend the practice of this sport to their patients that want to have an active lifestyle after an injury or years of inactivity. Indeed, the risk of injuries is very low as it does not involve any impact (in opposition to running, aerobics or some HIIT-workout). It is then very unlikely to twist one's ankle (as it may be the case with dance, cardio workouts and even yoga) or to fall down (when biking...). This is not the case of swimming. For all those reasons, people suffering from earlier injuries or in rehabilitation, pregnant women and so on are encouraged to follow swimming lessons.
Other benefits of swimming
If the positive impacts on the body are real, it is not the only reason to go to the pool. One of the major advantages is a better sleep quality. Moreover, water is recognised for alleviating stress and anxiety. You do not even need a cooldown after a session and you will not feel as much soreness as other sports practises. Swimming is also known for developing coordination and flexibility.
Have you ever heard about primitive reflex? This is an intuition that every human is born with. It means that they are technically able to swim even when they cannot walk yet. Even though they have this reflex, it is recommended to avoid public pools for babies younger than 6 months because their natural defence is not strong enough at this age. An infant has a very weak immune system which makes a public pool not so suitable for him or her. But there exist classes for young children : check them in your neighbourhood.
Information published on the webpage Brussels Gym / Swimming pools.