The Brick Blogs

Meet Michaela Hauquier: “It shows that truly everything is possible!”

Published on 15/07/2019

Not only is she a personal trainer. She already excelled in gymnastics and dance at a young age, and now juggles being a mother, a 9-to-5 job and launching her own sportswear label. Oh, and she’s teaching the Booty Building and DanceLicious class every week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We interviewed Michaela to find […]

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Published on 07/07/2019

While most trainers at The Brick will give you a training program appropriate to your physical abilities and stamina, we all have those times where we take it too far. Either we have a specific goal in mind, or it’s been a tough week. To prevent minor injuries or to help you if they do […]

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Behind The Brick With Charlotte – An In-Depth Interview

Published on 25/04/2019

Every time we walk into The Brick, it’s either her or Jeffrey that great us with a big, bright smile. She’s there for a small chat, to help us with whatever we need, but how much do we really know about Charlotte? In a candid interview, we spoke about her re-education, her 3 years at […]

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The Skillrun Bootcamp 2.0

Published on 07/04/2019

Measure, perform, run and do it again. This summer, join us for the weekly Skillrun Bootcamp classes with ALLBEAR and Arno Schurman. Using the threadmills on the first floor, our trainers will push the boundaries of the Skillrun machines, emulating outdoor activities for when the weather outside becomes too hot. “The reason why I wanted […]

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Meet Jens: new advisor at The Brick

Published on 03/04/2019

  You might’ve seen him around already. Maybe he already made a personal program for you, or assisted you with your questions. In short, that’s Jens, our go-to advisor and trainer at The Brick. He’s helping Jeffrey and Charlotte with the daily routines. To get to know him better, we sat down and had a […]

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Published on 07/03/2019

Every year, we’re looking for ways to improve our physical health and condition. In October and November, we hit the gym, in January we proudly step in our running shoes and go for a weekly sprint. And surely, you’ve decided to run the marathon. But this year, failure is not an option. This year, you’re […]

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Published on 22/02/2019

  During last week’s interview, we learnt about Johan’s incredible story: all by himself, he lost 52 kg, became head coach of boxing and fitness manager at his local gym and an expert on healthy eating. This week, we asked him a few tips and tricks to help YOU lose weight and become a happier […]

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Workout during pregnancy: yes or no?

Published on 28/01/2019

  Last Saturday, we spoke with Julie Iking about how she started her career as a personal trainer and that every personal trainer has their own distinctive clientele – one that often mirrors their own accomplishments and personality. Now, we’ll dive deeper into one of Julie’s unique specialisations: pre- and post-pregnancy workouts. As one of […]

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Meet Julie Iking, personal trainer at The Brick

Published on 26/01/2019

  While The Brick has focused a lot on personal trainers in 2018, we haven’t really covered any female personal trainers. But as a lot of women train at The Brick, it might be important to mention that some of the best female personal trainers work at our gym and are ready to bring you […]

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New at The Brick: Ashtanga Yoga with Adrienne Altenhaus

Published on 16/01/2019

At the Brick, a lot of our classes focus on physically building a better you. But to detox from a hectic and chaotic 2018, wellness is just as essential. That is why we have spoken with Adrienne Altenhaus, The Brick’s teacher in Vinyasa, Yin and Ashtanga Yoga, to learn how we can move into 2019 […]

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Personal Trainer Roy Vermeulen On Staying Healthy During This Christmas Season!

Published on 17/12/2018

When the weather got colder and the days darker, we got autumn blues and start working out less. With Christmas, we feel like we have so little time to work out enough to compensate for the massive Christmas dinners. And then, New Year hits, and we have these big ambitions of getting our first sixpack or summer body. Don’t like […]

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Profile: Personal Trainer Roy Vermeulen on Autonomy, Progress & Connection

Published on 03/12/2018

At The Brick, we have a wide network of personal trainers, physiotherapists and other professionals that can help you build a better you. Amongst those experts is Roy Vermeulen, a personal trainer at YORROY, whose forward-thinking vision is pushing for a more efficient, online-focused approach. “It’s my job to create results by eliminating unnecessary obstructions.” […]

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The Brick presents “Movember Month”  

Published on 15/11/2018

We probably all know about Movember. Men shave off their facial hair, grow a proper ‘stache and maintain that bundle of socially awkward hair placement until December hits. But beyond the comical effect, there’s not that much about it. That’s why we decided to take advantage of this month to shine some light on a […]

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A New & Advanced Animal Flow by Chris de Feyter

Published on 25/09/2018

  At The Brick, we aim to explore every possible trend within the health and fitness sector that might benefit our members. Back in 2015, we were the first Belgian gym to bring Animal Flow to our country. But being on trend is not enough: we encourage our trainers to evolve as they teach and […]

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Class Explained: Super Calisthenic Sexpialidocious

Published on 12/09/2018

You might’ve already seen our new schedule, which is now live on our website.  However, as we got a few questions about new members about the names of these classes, we thought we’d explain a few of these in our blog. First off: Super Calisthenics Sexpialidocious. Together with Arno Schurmans, we dive into the details […]

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New Season, New Schedule

Published on 05/09/2018

September is here, the summer holiday has come to an end and the kids are going back to school. And while you might not have hit the gym as often as you wanted to, this is the time for that great comeback. Especially as life demands more energy and the weather is cooling down, you’ll […]

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New At The Brick: Physiotherapy Sessions by Spirit

Published on 30/08/2018

  In the world of sports, it’s very important to take good care of yourself. This partly means having a nutrient-conscious diet, warming up and cooling down during training and obviously knowing your limits. Go too far, and you get injured. And while most trainers at The Brick will give you a training program appropriate […]

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The Brick brings Skillrun to Antwerp

Published on 22/08/2018

With SKILLRUN, The Brick is introducing a new way of training both power performance and cardio, designed by Technogym to ensure quality. From resistance training to cardio improvement, the specific new classes are focused on helping you crush achievements. We interviewed Sam Scheurs of Technogym to find out all about the new course. So for […]

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News Flash: What’s happening in August? (Pt. 2)

Published on 15/08/2018

  The second half of August is fully dedicated to pulling through as the summer heat climbs to its climax. You can’t complain either: we’ve got the air conditioners working overtime to make sure that The Brick is the coolest place in Antwerp. It that’s not enough, we’ll have weekly events where we’ll be serving […]

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