Swimming Pools in Brussels

ASPRIA ARTS-LOI : a 21 metre pool in the heart of Brussels

In the heart of the European quarter, Aspria Arts-Loi is a meeting place for expats.

This prestigious club offers:
- a 21 meter pool
- aqua classes
: aquafit, aquagym...
- a spa with hammam, jacuzzi and sauna

Dive into the pool and enjoy high end fitness and wellness facilities.

ASPRIA ROYAL LA RASANTE WOLUWE : 2 pools in a green area

Aspria Royal La Rasante club in Woluwe welcomes you and all your family with 2 pools as well as a spa with sauna and hammam.

There are swimming lessons for all ages, aqua classes, and a nursery for the little ones.

Not forgetting the fitness room, outdoor and indoor group classes and the kids activities.

NEMO 33 - diving pool

aquagym lesson at nemo 33

The original concept behind Nemo 33 is a huge diving space. As the deepest swimming pool in the world, people come accross various countries to discover diving in a safe place. It's the ideal place to go diving.

There are also classic lessons:
- aquagym, aquabike
- swimming for babies
- and scuba diving for children

Tel: 02 / 333 38 36

 

ASPRIA AVENUE LOUISE : a luxurious pool in the heart of Brussels

Right in the heart of the Louise quarter, this exclusive club for adults offers a spacious pool as well as group classes including aquagym, Hydro Pilates and snorkelling.

There is a spa with sauna and hammam, a relaxation room, an ultra-modern fitness room and many group classes, all set within prestigious surroundings.

Come and experience this truly exceptional club dedicated to a demanding clientele.

STADIUM KINETIX - Brussels

STADIUM KINETIX - Brussels
Stadium is a high-quality fitness centre with all the facilities you can dream of. As a member, you have access to swimming lessons and aqua-classes in a luxurious pool : 30 metres long and lends. You also have the opportunity to relax in the sauna.

Tel : 02 / 560 02 60

SWIMMING POOL LONGCHAMP

SWIMMING POOL LONGCHAMP
Swimming Pool Longchamp, located in Uccle (1180 Brussels) is open every day for swimschool, mini club, for teens and adults.

Tel : 0472 / 49 57 60

Why is swimming a good sport?

Engaging in sports is a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and when it comes to exercise, diving into a pool offers a unique set of advantages. From cardiovascular fitness to joint-friendly movements, here's why swimming is a fantastic choice for overall well-being.

Low-Impact, High-Intensity

One of the main benefits of pool-based sports is the low-impact nature of the exercises. The buoyancy of water reduces stress on joints, making it an excellent choice for individuals with joint issues or those recovering from injuries. Despite being gentle on the body, water resistance provides a challenging and effective workout, promoting cardiovascular health and muscle strength.

Full-Body Workout:

Swimming engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. The resistance offered by water ensures that both large and smaller muscle groups are activated, resulting in a comprehensive full-body workout. This makes pool sessions an efficient way to tone muscles and improve overall body strength.

Cardiovascular Endurance:

Swimming is an exceptional cardiovascular exercise. The rhythmic nature of strokes enhances heart health, improves circulation, and increases lung capacity. Regular pool workouts contribute to enhanced cardiovascular endurance, reducing the risk of heart-related issues and promoting overall cardiovascular well-being.

Stress Relief and Mental Well-being:

Water has a calming effect on the mind. Engaging in sports in a pool provides a unique environment for stress relief and relaxation. The soothing properties of water combined with the physical activity trigger the release of endorphins, promoting a positive mood and reducing stress levels. It's a refreshing way to not only boost physical health but also nurture mental well-being.

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The benefits of swimming on your health

Whatever age you are, swimming is a practice that will have a positive impact on your physical state and mental wellbeing. The health benefits of regular sessions are many if you practice at least 30 minutes three times a week. Those workouts are a good way to regulate your blood pressure. It also helps people suffering from chronic pains or living with anxiety. Swimming is known to improve the mood and ease to fall asleep. Last but not least, it is a demanding discipline that burns a lot of calories and builds strong and toned muscles or even makes you lose weight. Alle those benefits makes swimming a recommended practice from the younger age (babies from the age of 6 months can swim) until your old days.

Regarding the kind of swimming practice you have, you can burn up to 435 calories in only thirty minutes. This is a quick calculation based on an individual whose weight would be around 60kg and who would use the butterfly stroke during at least half an hour. Of course, there are many other factors to consider such as the age, the usual workout (people with more muscle burn more calories than the others), the stroke, and so on. For example, crawl burn more calories than breaststroke or backstroke. It is then a high intensity workout with all the benefits of cardio exercises without endangering your joints. Still, do not forget to stretch after each session.

Other practices

You really like the feeling of being in the water? If going back and forth of the pool is not the type of exercise you like, you may want to try other kinds of sports that still imply swimming. Check out the lessons given at your local swimming pool. It may include competitions such as water polo or synchronised swimming (this last one is very demanding). More often, people choose to participate in easy-to-follow lessons such as aquagym classes and its multiple variations : with additional weights, with a bike and even dancing (in the case, of aquazumba). For those fitness activities, there is a schedule so that it doesn't disturb swimmers in their own practice. Visit the centres to subscribe for a membership or for a number of classes (usually 10)

Pools in Brussels and its surroundings

Find other great places where you can train in the city in the list below.

NEW ARCHIMEDE - Ixelles: This private pool welcomes beginners as well as confirmed swimmers. They hold special classes such as the "baby swimmers" for children of 3 months or aquagym classess open for elderly people and pregnant women. During the holidays, young people can follow intense training sessions. Avenue d'Italie 5 Tel: 0473 86 92 98.

ESPADON - Brussels: In this swimming pool you can relax or train for competitions. Swimming is the most complete sport activity. It tones your muscles and is a excellent cardiovascular fitness activity. You can also take lessons given by a professional coach. Rue des Champs 71, 1040 Brussels. Tel: 02 640 38 38.

DAVID LLOYD: In the south of Brussels, the prestigious sports club David Lloyd allows you to practice several physical activities in a peaceful space; among other facilities, it has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a relaxing area (jacuzzi, sauna, hammam) to take care after your workout. Tel: 02 / 379 32 00.