The highly sought-after gym that will motivate you to finally start


Imagine a fitness room where exercise finally becomes a pleasure. Best, imagine making your gym session a complete experience that combines atmosphere, aesthetics and cutting edge training courses.

This is the concept of Animo Studios, a fitness store that is good for the eyes and morale. To break out of the standard gym and offer a complete workout instead. Behind the studio, which opened in September 2020, we find Alexandre de Vaucleroy and Antoine Derom. The two men have traveled a lot, it’s time to gather ideas and enough energy to create a new kind of gym. A studio that brings together the best aspects of other gyms they’ve visited around the world, from London to Paris, Amsterdam to Munich and even New York.

New generation gym

consequences ? A boutique hotel-style gym, located in the heart of the Flagey district. Where – the epitome of magnificence – we find Belgian creations (Serax, Muller Van Severen, Valerie Objects, etc.) but also artworks on loan from the famous Brussels gallery Patrick Derom.

In addition to the beauty of the place, the quality of service is emphasized. The welcome is very relaxing and above all personal. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or the perfect novice player, there is something for everyone. First, you can decide to choose a monthly, yearly subscription, or simply for a certain number of sessions. So there’s no obligation, especially if you don’t have a sport in your skin, but just a guarantee of being able to come and enjoy or exercise when you feel the urge or the need. There are no mandatory registration or membership fees or unnecessary add-ons.

It is very convenient

And when we talk about a service with a little care, we’re not kidding. In your bag, you only take your clothes (and a bottle of water). Lockers, sports towels, cycling shoes, bath towels, hair dryers, and even grooming products (from the organic brand Grown Alchemist) are free for everyone. This is a bit of a concern.

Moreover, it is the perfect space to get rid of the worries of everyday life. The workouts are designed to connect the body and mind, in a convenient musical atmosphere with fully dimmed lighting. Atmosphere is thought down to the millimeter for a true moment of escape.

There is something for everyone

Animo studios however focus on individual classes. It’s simple, there is only that, and they are led by highly motivated and inspiring trainers (follow professional trainers at the most famous studios in Europe: London, Amsterdam, Paris). That doesn’t mean we can’t train at our own level, but we just push each other. It’s the best way to find motivation after all.

Moreover, the choice is wide, since Animo has three studios, each designed for a very specific type of training. A little extra? You can choose your location for each session by booking online. An added bonus for those who sometimes feel cramped in the middle of the group.

The TRAIN studio is a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) exercise that focuses on strength and intensity. This is an intense but effective workout that works the entire body. Arguably the main machine is the SkillMill, a curved treadmill that uses no electricity thanks to its clever circular design (the faster you run, the faster it goes). Here, one improves their strength, speed, stamina, and agility. The other station, “The Floor,” builds and tone muscles using dumbbells, TRX bands, and bodyweight exercises.

Studio RIDE offers a high intensity indoor cycling experience with the rhythm of music and light effects. You let yourself get carried away by other people’s energy to pedal, do push-ups on your handlebar, develop your abs and work on your condition. A strong cardio session to clear your mind and clear your mind.

MOVE Studio offers training at a slower pace and without impact, especially in natural light. in the program ? Abs & Booty, Pilates, Barre, Cardio Dance, Flow on Hiphop…

Best for last: Animo Café

And since after effort and rest, there is the Animo Café. in the list? Small healthy plates, direct from local suppliers. You can also enjoy La Baie coffee, Matcha Booste, protein shakes, bamboo granola, acai holly berry bowls, and the must-have Buddy Buddy Nut Butter.


where? Chaussée de Vleurgat 73 – 1050 Ixelles

when ? Monday through Friday from 7 am to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.

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