When the latest cool boutique fitness invites you to come explore their 200 square metres of workout walhalla, what do you do? Right, you drop everything, you put on your workout gear and you head over to our capital! ;-)
This is exactly what happened two weeks ago when our Braav team got the chance to visit ANIMO Studios, the ultimate fitness destination in the heart of Brussels. ANIMO Studios is not what you call a “typical gym”, it’s safe to say it is the first premium, multi-studio boutique fitness space, where sports is combined with a high-end hospitality experience. ANIMO Studios hosts 3 separate sport concepts and apply a ‘pay as you go’ format, so no need to feel guilty in a week where your busy schedule did not allow you to go to the gym. You only pay for the sessions you can actually attend - hooray!
The 3 harmoniously designed studios all have their own clear identity.
1. RIDE Studio
First, there is the indoor cycling space, where cyclists are fueled by epic beats while enjoying a spinning session. This experience is elevated by a dark room with crazy lighting and surround systems. This Rocycle inspired 45-min workout promises to train your entire body. Oh yes, get used to doing push-ups and using dumbbells on a bike!
2. TRAIN Studio
A beautiful stairway leads you to the first floor, where you find the TRAIN studio, where Animo trainers host high-intensity interval training. These sessions are fun and the motivating environment really pushes you to push your limits even further. No matter what your fitness level might be, this session guarantees you the optimal fitness results. The room is divided into 3 stations: the skillmill, the wall and the bench where you’ll mix some conditioning exercises with bodyweight exercises and strength training with weights. Warning: you might feel this workout the day after…
3. MOVE Studio
Do you want to slow things down and focus more on mobility and flexibility? Then the MOVE studio is made for you. This light airy space hosts several classes ranging from barre classes to flow classes and they even offer prenatal movement classes for the preggy ladies.
Also read our latest article about the do's and don't of working out when pregnant.
We must admit ANIMO Studios is definitely a cool urban sport concept that meets the needs of today’s rushed environments and busy lives. As it clearly offers you maximal outcome while only taking up an hour to 45-min of your time. Now, when are you coming to Antwerp?
We recorded a fun workout booty workout in their TRAIN studio’s. Get ready to feel the BURN!