THE BRICK APOLLO
archery, poetry, music and dance, truth and prophecy, the sun and light, and healing and diseases.
His multifaceted nature has made him a popular deity throughout history, inspiring countless works of art and literature. From his divine bow to his golden lyre, Apollo’s symbols are deeply ingrained in our cultural consciousness.
His influence extends beyond the realm of mythology, as he continues to inspire and captivate people across the world today.
Thank YOU for filling out the survey.
We heard YOU!
Your comments and suggestions have been invaluable so far and we went to work on them directly. We are proud to announce the following changes already in effect with a lot more to come in the near future:
Early birds unite, in 2024 we will open half an hour earlier at 06:30!
We have hired an additional night team to keep everything even cleaner!
Shower racks have been added in the Circus!
Marie-Stella-Maris is back by popular demand!
Fresh fruit, newspapers & magazines have been added to Satori!
Newspapers & magazines have been added to the Circus!
A vending machine has been added to The Brick!
Two more weeks until the Satori vending machine arrives!
Shower screens are confirmed for January in Satori!
A complete new space will be added in spring 2024!
Was your suggestion not mentioned? Not yet it wasn’t!
We have a lot more quality of life changes coming soon, so bear with us.
We also promised 3 winners a whopping 6 months of free membership didn’t we?
Without further ado the lucky ones are:
FRANKIE SAY RELAX
We have a new friend joining us at Satori. Their name is Frankie and they want you to relax. Keep your eyes peeled on our socials and screens for the big reveal – you might just be the first to uncover who they really are!
ALL HAIL YOUSEF
“KING IN THE NORTH, LORD COMMANDER OF BUTTERFLIES AND BEES”
Albeit a little unexpected, this is the nickname Yousef came up with for himself during our interview when I asked him :”What would you like people to call you besides plain old Yousef?”
To each his own but that is a serious mouthful in my opinion and a little difficult to shout in life or death situations when time is a factor. I would hereby humbly like to suggest the shorter and more child friendly “Tchou Tchou” as an alternative.
But I am not afraid to do my due diligence so let’s analyse his proposal first shall we? Unpacking all these cultural references might share some insight on our friend.
Yousef was born and raised in Antwerp and started playing football at the early age of 5 for Beerschot. It wasn’t until his 16th birthday that he discovered his true passion, hitting people in the face and body. Or boxing as it is refered to in the common, more legal, tongue. His interest in the sport was sparked by the greatest of all-time, Muhammad Ali. He was young Yousef’s inspiration not only for his prowess in the ring, but for his social battles, fought outside in the real world, as well.
When he was not boxing, working or caring for his family, Yousef liked to watch a little Game of Thrones. A bit off-topic, but we still can’t stomach the travesty that were seasons 7 & 8, so let’s collectively pretend they didn’t happen shall we?
The main protagonist, John Snow, (who never stabbed anyone in the universe we just established) was the reason Yousef watched the show (not the sex, intrigue & violence like the 99,99% others of us who watched it). He came to find there were a lot of similarities between the two of them: a strong sense of duty to family, the will to do good no matter the cost, being notoriously hard to kill in a fight, the list goes on.
Is his self-appointed 10 word moniker starting to make sense? Maybe.
Is it good? Debatable.
Wouldn’t he be better off with ‘Tchou Tchou’ one might ask?
Every nickname needs a backstory though so we could say that while boxing he starts slow before picking up speed like a train and that is why people started calling him that. Plausible right?
Not sure if it is at all related but a little birdie told me he used to work for the NMBS as a conductor and used his boxing art on the ticketless freeloaders that boarded his train without paying. Never before and since had the NMBS seen such stats, 100% of people boarding Yousef’s train paid for their ticket after the first month of him working there. This also seems like ample validation for his new nickname right?
It is decided then, he shall hencefort be known as Yousef ‘Tchou Tchou’ Lamchouat.
All jokes en nicknames aside, Yousef is a great guy, go find out for yourself in one of his classes or book a PT session with him for some 1 on 1 boxing action.
He won’t dissapoint. (like season 7 & 8)
THE BRICK REFORMER ACADEMY
Ever dreamt of becoming a Pilates instructor? We got you.
This time, our very own superstars are doing the teaching.
Oona & Michiel will take you on a BASI & classical Pilates mixed journey through various courses from absolute beginner to expert.
More info below.
THE BRICK COLLABS
This new button can be found on your The Brick app and highlights all the current discounts and extras you can enjoy from our The Brick partners & friends.
Be sure to check back regularly for updates!
While we understand that everyone can have a bad day, we can not tolerate that certain ill-mannered behaviors negatively impact others’ experiences.
We would like to remind everyone to be respectful of their surroundings and courtly towards their fellow gym buddies & staff. A polite communication and cleaning up after oneself are the bare minimum.
Get that good karma in while you can.
11:00 STEP-UP by JULIE
07:30 SCULPT PILATES by SOFIE
08:30 SOUND BATH MEDITATION by NATALIA
09:30 WALL YOGA by IRENE
12:30 BOOTYLATES by IRENE
12:30 REFORMER PILATES by CIARA
REVAMPED SCHEDULE FOR 2024, CHECK YOUR APP
BOOKINGS AND CANCELS
We would like to thank everyone for showing up to their reservations.
But there is always room for improvement.
So a friendly reminder for everyone:
Reservations are only possible during our opening hours, which are 07:00 ‘till 22:00.
It’s a flexible system but cancelations have to be done 4 hours before the starting hour of the class.
A lot of you asked us to add this feature to the system through the survey so let’s try it out:
You can now cancel until 1 hour before the start of the class but penalty points will still apply if not done 4 hours before the starting hour.
Cancel your classes on time through the app and don’t forget to check in on all locations with your QR-code, badge or card.
Phone, e-mail or social media are not valid ways to cancel your classes.
Your co-members thank you.
We have a lot of new mixes in our Spotify channel again this month.
This is where our deejays & guests curate their very own music especially for you.
More new music for you guys this month.
Check out these 2 new lists by our deejays!
PHILL DA CUNHA
For a full list of playlists click here.
To start listening one of the playlists now, click the images below.
WE ALL WANT TO BE HEALTHY.
Known factors are exercising and eating healthy, but when it comes to nutrients, it gets a bit more complicated.
PACK’D aims to make it all a little less complicated.
For those who eat healthily and live a perfectly balanced lifestyle, you really wouldn’t need supplements.
But we both know that not every meal we eat is healthy.
And that’s not a problem at all: our Essentials Box is an insurance for the burgundian lifestyle.
We’ve worked with professionals in the sports and nutrients industry to create a selection of daily essentials that will work towards a healthy, energized body and focused mind.
Transform your employees’ spirit and productivity levels by offering them the ultimate health program as part of a flexible benefits package.
By joining The Brick your employees will have unlimited access
to our locations at reduced corporate rates.
Click the link below for more info.