From stretching with puppies to climbing that mountaintop, there are plenty of wellness activities to participate in when visiting the impeccable Brussels in Belgium. The city is known for its mouth-watering cuisine, historical and architectural landmarks (some being registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites), and its tapestry of wellness activities.
The playfulness of puppy yoga, the serenity of traditional, high-end yoga, the rhythmic beats of Apollo Swing, and the cultural embrace of La Salle Terres Neuves invite you to embark on a journey that rejuvenates the body and the mind! Let’s get to know the wellness activities of Brussels and become the best version of ourselves, shall we?
Puppy Yoga Bruxelles – Puppyyo
Puppy Yoga is taking the world by storm and is undoubtedly one of the cutest wellness activities in Brussels! Trust me, I’m here for the cuteness, and you’ll be too. Not only is puppy yoga at Puppyyo great for relaxation and well-being, but it’s also an experience worthy of a lengthy Instagram post. Turns out that yoga, combined with the furry cuteness of puppies, is really beneficial to one’s health! Interaction with the animals and the practice of yoga help to reduce stress and anxiety and also increase the overall feeling of well-being.
It’s an exclusive experience that’s just too cute to miss! These puppies are mostly shelter puppies or puppies bred by responsible breeders on farms around Brussels. Human exchange is good for the puppies’ development and socialisation. Moreover, it’s a great way to meet your new forever friend if you are considering adopting a puppy. It’s the best of both worlds!
High-End Wellness – Yyoga Brussels
With more than 45 weekly in-studio classes, Yyoga Brussels is your one-stop urban sanctuary. With a focus on yoga, this studio promises to make both the body and the mind more flexible with hot yoga, vinyasa flow yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, and so much more!
Yyoga Brussels may help you feel at ease when embarking on a wellness journey in the city of property. With an eye on the sustainability movement, inclusivity, and diversity, all persons with different beliefs, backgrounds, and values are welcome. This facility caters to beginners as well as advanced yogis.
Climbing Gym – La Salle Terres Neuves
Welcome to the first climbing hall in the world! Yes, this hall has been a space for dedicated climbers who work to conquer their mountaintops since 1987! Once a shoe factory, La Salle Terres Neuves now stands as a beacon to aspiring climber athletes, beginners, and adrenaline junkies. Anyone is welcome to give it a go, and climbing is something that everyone should try, at least in a controlled environment.
There are a variety of slopes for you to take on, a roof of 7 meters – ensuring that you feel the enduring pull of gravitation, as well courses that can train the entire family from as early as four years old! Indoor rock climbing is extremely beneficial to one’s health, endurance, muscle training (full-body), and increased balancing skills. It’s also a form of low-impact training that ultimately burns calories at a high rate, improves cardio, refines focus, enhances problem-solving skills, builds confidence, and, most controversial, reduces stress!
Dancing – Apollo Swing
Dancing does not get as much attention as it deserves, especially in the wellness sphere. Well, I’m here to change that! Apollo Swing boasts the more underrated dance styles. However, these styles are super impactful when it comes to wellness. Let me introduce you (or reintroduce you if you’ve somehow forgotten your styles) to Lindy Hop and Swing. Lindy Hop is characterised by fast rotations, swingouts and high-energy footwork. It’s as popular today among elite dancers as it was among amateur college students back in the 1930s. Wondering how 1930s grandparents attained those killer bods back in the day? bods’ they most probably participated in Lindy Pop and Swing dancing, especially at school dances.
Apollo Swing was founded in 1996 and has single-handedly expanded the dance culture in Belgium ever since. Currently, Apollo runs classes at seven different venues. If you are considering taking a class in Brussels, one of the Apollo venues is in Saint-Gillies. If you are a beginner, book your slot on a Monday; all details are on their website!
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Show Us Your Brussels
From the tranquillity of yoga to the infectious energy of Apollo Swing dancing, the laughter-filled sessions of puppy yoga, and the cultural haven of La Salle Terres Neuves, these diverse experiences intertwine to offer a holistic approach to well-being in the heart of Europe.
So, as you bid adieu to the dance floor, remember that in Brussels, the pursuit of wellness is a harmonious symphony that echoes long after the final pose of step. It’s all about showcasing your best Brussels. It’s a city of busting moves!