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Do you want to train harder, stay focused at work, sleep better or just feel more energised?

Our experts give you insider tips and insights to help achieve your wellbeing goals.

It’s never too late to start exercising

Increasing your activity in your 40s and 50s can be just as beneficial to your health – in terms of boosting life expectancy – as being a lifelong exerciser. But why, what activities should you do, and how often?

Are you fit (enough) for your age?

How does your fitness rank against that of others your age, and are you doing enough exercise to boost your odds of living a long and healthy life?

The secret to staying young

Regular exercise and healthy living can actually turn back the clock and reverse the ageing process. As we age, we all want to look and feel younger, which makes research findings very interesting indeed.

Back to school: tips for a smooth transition from holiday mode

The time is almost here for children to go back to school. Are you ready? Christine Cornet, Academy Manager at Aspria Brussels Royal La Rasante, shares six practical tips to ease the transition from holiday to school time.

How exercise improves school grades?

Did you know your children will do better at school – in terms of their behaviour in the classroom, their ability to focus, and even their academic achievements – if they’re physically active on a regular basis?

How a summer sauna can actually cool you down

Counter-intuitive as it may seem, having a sauna on a hot day helps you feel refreshed when you step out – even if you’re walking out into 30-degree heat! But there are some important guidelines for sauna use in the summer. We share our expert advice.

When fitness changes your life

Coming back from injury to run a 20k race, losing 30kg in a year, and making life-enhancing health improvements at the age of 78: our members tell stories of how Aspria has helped them turn their lives around.

Gym or sofa? How to make the healthy choice

Finding the motivation to go the gym can be hard when there are so many other things we’d much rather do! The good news is, there are things you can do to help you keep your motivation levels high. We share our tips.

Aspria as an energy source

‘Energy’ means different things to different people: for some it’s a mental energy; for others it’s physical. However you define it, though, the sad thing is that life can sometimes sap you of that positive buzz.
There’s good news though: whatever the cause of your loss of energy, Aspria can help, as our members explain.

How old is your body?

You know how old you are, right? Wrong. You might know how old you are chronologically – your age according to your birth certificate – but there’s a far more important age when it comes to your wellbeing and that’s your biological age, which is determined by the state of your body.

And the great news is that you can improve your biological age, actually winding back the clock by adopting a healthier lifestyle.

A trip to the gym can help combat depression – here’s how

Physical activity and exercise has been shown to both prevent and help treat a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and stress – and the benefits are so notable that some believe doctors should prescribe exercise instead of medicine.

Why everyone should try boxing

Far from being the exclusive domain of the uber-fit, boxing is a great full-body workout that’s suitable for everyone. Reney Nazim, passionate boxing fan and group wellbeing manager at Aspria, explains.

Flower Power: Aromatherapy’s answers to your body’s problems

Aromatherapy is often perceived as nothing more than a pleasantly scented spa treatment, but in fact this millennia-old practice offers incredibly powerful results for your mind, body and soul. Katie Byrne Plowman, Aspria’s head of spa, talks to Kate Cracknell.

How irregular sleep can cause you to gain weight

You’re 27 per cent more likely to experience metabolic conditions such as obesity if you fail to establish a regular pattern of sleep. Kate Cracknell explores the findings of a new research study.

How mindfulness helps children fulfil their potential

Would you like to boost your child’s learning, self-esteem and sense of joy in life? Mindfulness could be the answer, as Aspria’s Maria Luisa Fissasegola reports.

Unveiled: The secret to good health in 2020

Trends and predictions. They fill our newspapers and magazines at this time of the year, don’t they? But where most focus on things that are hot, but potentially only relevant to a few people, the experts at Aspria have selected THE most important trend to be truly well in 2020.

Group Exercise For All

Group exercise isn’t just for women: it’s proven to help everyone stick to their wellbeing routine. You just have to identify the class that’s right for you – and you might be surprised by what you find.



Virus & immunity

We are all now suffering the consequences of the uncontrolled spread of a virus, SARScov2, which emerged from its animal reservoir host, the bat (with which it coexisted) – and went on to infect humans.

But what is a virus? And what is an immune system? Nathan Clumeck, Professor Emeritus of Infectious Diseasesgives you some explanations.


A varied diet, good quality sleep, regular and moderate physical activity and consistent stress management require some discipline, but they should not necessarily become a chore. The key to turning these into your daily habits is to make them enjoyable.