Suitable fitness activities for seniors in Brussels

GYM SANA - Brussels

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Located in the heart of Brussels, this centre welcomes elderly people who want to maintain an active lifestyle.

They have designed special programs for people who might suffer easily from joint pains or other kind of injuries. Experts in physical exercises have created workouts for people aged 50 or more, with disabilities or recovering from injuries and so on.

ROYAL LEOPOLD CLUB - Uccle

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Whether you were active before or want to benefit from the time you have now that you are retired, the Royal Leopold Fitness Club has a lot of activities for seniors.

Do not hesitate to meet one of the coaches from this private gym club and exercise in the best conditions.

You can follow customised programs to avoid any injury and try workouts with low impact

Avenue Dupuich, 42 - 1180 Brussels.
Tel : 02 / 344 06 15

ASPRIA ROYAL LA RASANTE - the sport and wellbeing club in Woluwe

Situated in a green setting, Aspria Royal La Rasante is the perfect place to get in shape at any age:

- spa with pool, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi
- fitness and tennis courts
- specific group classes oriented for 50+ and supervised by professionals who correct, advise and motivate you
- guided tours of museums and many other cultural activities

Discover the Stand-Up class, only for seniors.

ÉNÉOSPORT - activities for seniors

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Are you 50 or more and do you want to have a regular physical activity? If so, Eneosport is a group that welcome seniors and offers a variety of lessons suitable for elderly people in a friendly, fun and safe atmosphere:

- badminton, Pilates...
- walks and bike rides
- aquafitness

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More information about fitness activities for senior

As individuals age, there's a natural tendency to decrease physical activity and spend more time sedentary. While this is understandable, maintaining energy through regular exercise is crucial. Aging brings a heightened risk of injuries due to the body's increased fragility. Initiating a new, age-appropriate sports routine is an effective strategy to enhance balance, reduce the risk of falls, combat obesity, and mitigate cardiac issues and high cholesterol. Additionally, regular exercise plays a vital role in fighting osteoporosis, enhancing the immune system, and preserving muscle mass.

Sports are not exclusive to the young; in fact, they offer significant short and long-term benefits, particularly for the elderly. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate activity for a beneficial program. To maximise advantages, this can be increased to 300 minutes per week. This translates to a manageable 30 minutes of exercise per day, five days a week, meeting the recommended requirements.

Seniors can experience numerous benefits from regular exercise, including improved cardiovascular health, regulated blood pressure and diabetes, reduced risks of certain cancers, prevention of fall-related injuries, enhanced balance, and better sleep. It goes beyond just physical fitness; regular exercise contributes to an overall improvement in health, allowing seniors to make the most of their retirement years.

The best thing to do is to choose among soft disciplines such as yoga, Nordic walking, gymnastics, aquagym, tai chi chuan and outdoor activities like biking. The most important thing is to choose an activity that will not hurt your joints or your back. You can also get help from a personal trainer at your local fitness club in Brussels who will build you a personalised program and help you get through your sessions without hurting yourself.

More fitness centres for seniors

There are quite a lot of fitness clubs in Brussels in order to meet the demand of a vast number of people that want to be active. If you're 60 or older, consider joining one to explore tailored activities designed specifically for your age group.

PLURIEL DE SOINS - Bruxelles: This specialised centre suggests gymnastic lessons adapted to seniors that are collectively given by professionals. Those sessions help reinforce your muscles in order to prevent any problem of balance, but also hypertension. Tel : 02 / 428 41 43.

MEDICAL FITNESS - Jette: The Medical Fitness, a gym centre located in Jette, Brussels, offers highly dedicated classes for seniors, such as Zumba Gold, ballatechnics... Tel: 02 / 425 54 49.