June news update


We are very much looking forward to this one.
It’s all happening the weekend of 6-7-8th of July & we expect to see you there.

Scan the QR code on our screens to buy your special (cocktail included) tickets to this super-retro-padel-extravaganza.

We are participating in the championship on the 8th with our own team.
There is still one spot left on this mixed double padel team for one lucky lady.

Contact us via e-mail or Instagram if you want to compete with us from 10:00 ‘till 17:00. If you can’t play, we would love your support from the sidelines in your sexy retro outfits!

Our dear friends at Osaka created the perfect canvas duffle bag for the occasion
and they want you to win it!

All you need to do is post the coolest retro padel or tennis picture you can find and tag @thebrick_antwerp, @osakaworld & @buenas_open.

Limited supply so first come first serve.

What is Buenas Open?

Born from lockdown fatigue, the original idea for Buenas Open was founded in the illustrious summer of 2021. Remember when in between house arrests we were allowed to be free for a little while? This little spark of freedom was enough for our boys to brainstorm padel and entertainment into the concept we now know and love.

So to answer the title question:

Buenas Open is an old school elite tennis themed event consisting of a recreational padel tournament followed by a social gathering.


Bruce Banner aka The Hulk
Laurent De Greef aka Coach Lau

Laurent De Greef has been working as a visual effects artist for over 10 years now. He specializes in explosions and setting things on fire of all things. Where all of us normal boys had to grow out of the urge to set things on fire & blow stuff up, Coach Lau made it his whole career, albeit digital. After working on many movies and tv shows he will be blowing up the likes of Sylvester Stallone & Jason Statham soon in the Expendables 4. He will thus reach the absolute pinnacle of shit to blow up. (I’m not jealous, just in awe).
“Lau smash!” could be perceived as his work-life motto, where have I heard that phrase before?

When he is not working in his digital laboratory however, he can be found mostly naked, except for some ripped shorts, sweating and screaming. Again, I don’t want to draw any MARVEL parallels but my mind just connects dots, in this case green ones.

His passion for CrossFit started in Ghent in 2015 to get rid of some student kilos and never stopped since. He now also coaches people to move more consciously and functionally. Or as Coach Lau likes to put it himself: “building cathedrals requires a strong foundation, a lot of patience & top class teamwork”.

He started his coaching gigs in November 2021 to pass on what he had learned so far and he can teach you too. Be sure to check out his fundamental classes, a 4-part introduction to the wonders of CrossFit each Saturday on alternating months.

This profile was made with the help of AI.


As you will probably have noticed: Satori was closed for a few days last month.
But if you did a class recently you will already know why. We invested in a top notch cooling system so no more sweaty classes.

(unless of course, they are meant to be hot & sweaty)


Back by popular demand we have a new Wim Hof workshop next month.

Wim Hof Breathing & Ice bath
by Marie Genicot, Certified Wim Hof Instructor

Sunday July 9 2023 from 14:00-16:00 or from 16:00-18:00

The Brick Academy organizes a shortened version of the Wim Hof Workshop, focused on action and practice. Learn to prepare your body to perform better in all areas with specific breathing techniques and cold therapy. Feeling is understanding!

What to expect?

  • a deep breathing session in group (part 1)
  • ice bath with personal assistance (part 2)
  • tips and tricks to take home
  • the perfect preparation for a work out


This workshop is not for pregnant women, people with epilepsy and Raynaud’s Syndrom type II.


Teacher: Marie Genicot, Certified Wim Hof Instructor
When: Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 2023 from 14:00-18:00
Location: The Brick Crossfit, Waalsekaai 58, 2000 Antwerp
Price: €55
What to bring: towel and swimwear


We hope you liked the mocktails this week, I know I did. For those looking for more information about the lovely team behind them search no more:

Bôtan Distillery is the world’s first alcohol-free distillery from field-to-table. The team cultivates and distills high-end botanicals themselves, which they blend into alternatives for spirits, cocktails and wines. Bôtan Distillery is proud about being the world’s first chemical-free non-alcoholic distillery. They use no artificial flavours, no aromas (not even so-called natural aromas)  and no preservatives. Bôtan Distillery only uses real ingredients and botanicals. 

As they distill superior botanicals grown in full soil, the alcohol-free cocktails by Bôtan Distillery combine both gastronomy and health. Being present in the best hospitality venues in Belgium, the Botanical Cocktails are outspoken and layered, something completely different compared to the current mocktail offerings. On top, a bottle contains high doses of anti-oxidants and botanical adaptogenes which influence your physical and mental health!




Use the following code to get your discount: THE BRICK

Promo details / For Online Store / 10% discount / No minimum purchase requirement / One use per customer / Can’t combine with other discounts / Active from today until 31 Jul 2023


Sometimes you just need to reward yourself after a hard work out.

Our friends at Deliveroo got your back. They have set up some discounts exclusively for The Brick, they created 2 codes below for you to use:

Don’t have the app installed? *
Do so now and get a 15€ discount for your order of 25€ or more with code NEWBRICK .

Already a Deliveroo customer? **
We got you covered too, your next 2 orders will be 5€ cheaper if you use the code THEBRICK .

* Only for new clients, for every order over 25 € delivery included, ends on 01/07/2023.

** For every order over 20 € delivery included, ends on 01/06/2023.
deliveroo.be/legal for applied conditions.


As you all know we offer so many classes these days that a little weekly managing is in order.

For us to keep adding to the roster, we need to know how classes perform. 
This can only be achieved if people actually show up to the classes they booked.

It pains us to still see classes with full waiting lists and empty seats.

We therefore adjusted the timing in which people can book and cancel. 
This will only be possible during our opening hours, which are 07:00 ‘till 22:00.

Want more classes? Cancel in time. Or show up.

We would once more like to remind everyone to cancel their classes within the 4 hour window.

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.

So check out these new lists by our deejays PHILL DA CUNHA & NICO.

For a full list of playlists click here.

To start listening one of the playlists now, click the images below.



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.