Brussels fitness: Why everyone should try boxing


Aspria, experts in Brussels fitness, explain how this sport allows you to combine cardio and all-round muscle strengthening with a focus on core muscles and developing speed, agility, co-ordination and flexibility. It banishes stress, tension, frustration and anger.  And that’s not all, because this sport is also very good for your self-confidence. And you can box at home during the pandemic by buying the equipment. See the end of the article for a link.

Ryad Merhy, who held the light heavyweight WBA world champion and is a member of Aspria, told us how all-encompassing this discipline is: “I started boxing when I was 14 years old.  I needed to get out of my comfort zone.  Besides the physical aspects of boxing, it’s a discipline which allows you to let off steam within a spirit of respect for yourself and for others, and to work on your reflexes and your mental agility.  Boxing is the school of life and of humility.”

Read our interview with Reney Nazim, passionate boxing fan and Group Wellbeing Manager at Aspria, who explains all the benefits of boxing….

About Aspria
A collection of members’ clubs for life, lived well. Train and Escape. Outstanding locations, cutting edge facilities and more space per member. From open-air pools, spas and tennis courts to hundreds of classes in extensive fitness spaces, members can train and relax with personalised support and expert advice.
State-of-the-art gyms

Discover Aspria’s Brussels Fitness clubs:

Aspria Brussels Royal La Rasante
An urban sanctuary with 100 years of sporting heritage. Four hectares of leafy gardens with seven tennis courts, two pools and state-of-the-art fitness and spa facilities. The 13,000m² Clubhouse offers social and work space, networking events, and activities for the whole family.

This metropolitan club is the best place for working out in town. Close to the European quarter, its fantastic fitness zones, magnificent indoor pool and classes are unrivalled; the popular spa and café are a real rarity in the city centre.
Rue de l’Industrie 26 1040 Brussels

Avenue Louise
Avenue Louise 71b 1050 Brussels
Voted Belgium’s Spa and Wellness Centre of 2018 in the Luxury Travel Guide Awards, Aspria Brussels Avenue Louise is an urban sanctuary for adults.
Avenue Louise 71b 1050 Brussels


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