Suitable fitness activities for seniors in Brussels

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

Discover the activities in your area in Brussels on the website!

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.


cycling exercise in gym club
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

Additional information

With ageing, people tend to reduce their activities and stay still during longer hours. Even though it is understandable, it is important to keep energy thanks to exercise. Of course, there are more risks of injuries because the body has become a little more fragile with time. Beginning a new sports practice adapted to one's age is the best way to keep one's balance and then prevent the risk of falling, but also to reduce obesity and so, cardiac problems and excesses of cholesterol. Moreover, it fights the osteoporosis, improve the functioning of the immune system and helps to maintain the muscle mass.

Sport is not limited to young people, regarding the short and long-term benefits, it is even largely recommended for the elderly. According to WHO (World Health Organization) 150 minutes per week of a moderate activity represents the bare minimum for a good program. it can go up to 300 minutes a week for more benefits. That means, you can exercise 30 minutes per day for 5 days a week to fulfil the requirements.

The best advantages for seniors are a better cardio-cascular health, a regulation of arterial tension and diabetes, less risks of certain types of cancer, prevention of injuries due to falls and bad movements, abetter balance and a better sleep. It is then way more than just being in shape. It will improve your general health condition and help you make the most out of your retirement years.

The best thing to do is to choose among soft disciplines such as yoga, Nordic walking, gymnastic, 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 work with the help of a personal trainer at your local fitness club in Brussels who will build you a personalized 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 are 60 years or even more, you can subscribe to one of those and discover activities designed for you.

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.