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Aspria Avenue Louise: My Muscle Awakening!

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Ages since I haven’t done any sport

A few days after my Shiatsu massage, I go to the locker room (picture 3). When I arrive at the studio (picture 1), I’m 5 minutes late and the famous Aerotonique session has already started! Azziz replaces David which is the usual coach. Honestly when Antoine Houssière, the Well-Being Manager of the Aspria Avenue Louise offered me this group course, I didn’t really understand (or try to understand) what it was! I just kept in mind it was dynamic!    

From the beginning, I jump and steps to-side-behind-acceleration… very rhythmic cardio! Everyone follows, at first I had trouble to coordinate sequences. When we started to use the ball and the carpet, I understood it’s going to hurt! I can’t exercise such as pumps on one arm (frankly, what an idea! LOL!). But I try, I try everything! Occasionally Azziz checks and corrects our postures. His good humor is contagious and motivating.    

At the end of the course I recognize some moves borrowed from the Sun Salutation (Yoga, Tai Chi). I’m extremely tired and sweating, but smiling! I decide to go for a swim in the pool to soothe muscles, plus a bit of hammam, sauna and jacuzzi (picture 2). Then I go straight to bed, yes! The next day, aches all over my body but I “manage” them (LOL!). And the day after that, the aches are more painful. Even laughing hurts my abs, but I feel more positive and highly recommend this trainning! Conclusion I had to postpone my individual coaching session! To be continued …



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I was invited by Aspria and as always these are my opinions. Thanks to the whole team! Photos: Aspria / Lay out: Mademoiselle Le K.’

Aspria Avenue Louise: le réveil musculaire!

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Une éternité que je n’ai plus fait de sport

La suite : peu de jours après mon massage Shiatsu, je file au vestiaire (photo 3). Lorsque j’arrive au studio (photo 1), suis en retard de 5 minutes : le fameux cours d’Aerotonique a commencé! Azziz remplace David qui est le prof habituel. Honnêtement lorsque Antoine m’a proposé ce cours, je n’ai pas trop compris (ni cherché à comprendre) ce en quoi ça consistait! Juste que c’était dynamique. Et c’est le moins qu’on puisse dire!      

Ca commence fort : dès le début, on saute (échauffement?) et enchaînement de pas devant-côté-derrière, accélération… du cardio très rythmé! Tout le monde suit, au début j’ai du mal à coordonner les enchaînements. Arrivent le ballon et le tapis et là je comprends que ça va faire mal! Je ne tiens pas certaines postures, comme les pompes sur un bras (franchement, quelle idée, LOL!). Mais j’essaie, j’essaie tout! De temps en temps Azziz passe parmi nous pour corriger les postures. Sa bonne humeur est communicative et motivante.    

En fin de cours je reconnais quelques mouvements empruntés à Salutation au soleil (Tai-chi, Yoga). Je suis en nage, crevée, mais souriante! Va pour quelques longueurs dans la piscine pour calmer les muscles, auxquelles j’ajoute des A/R aux hammam, sauna et jacuzzi (photo 2). Ensuite je file direct au lit, clap de fin! Le lendemain : courbatures partout, je gère (LOL!). Et le jour d’après, je déguste vraiment : les courbatures sont plus douloureuses. Même rire me fait mal au abdos, mais je me sens plus positive, un cours à recommander! Conclusion j’ai dû reporter ma séance de coaching individuel! A suivre…



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J’ai été invitée par l’Aspria et comme toujours ce sont mes opinions. Merci à toute l’équipe! Photos: Aspria / Maquette : Mademoiselle Le K. 

Aspria Avenue Louise, Brussels: I tested the Shiatsu Massage

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Shiatsu time!

I haven’t done any sport for ages! Heresy for a sporty old. Do I need to add I fear recovery: I’m sure many of you’ll understand me! Yoyo pounds too comfortably resettled (get out of my body, now! LOL!). And spirit and energy falling. Antoine Houssière, the Well-Being Manager of the Aspria Avenue Louise, for the collective course, suggest me to try the Aerotonique. Okay for the Aerotonique in a few days! Meanwhile I go to the spa to experience my first Shiatsu Massage: “A sort of Japanese acupuncture without needles” explains Victor, my therapist.

I confess being very intrigued. Instead of needles, the massage consists of pressure on the meridians to unlock energy. Upstream, there is work on breathing. Take comfortable clothes, the session is held on a kind of tatami covered with towels (picture 1). In the background, oriental music. I start lying on the stomach to finish on the back. Less painful than traditional Thai and Chinese massages, the pressure on certain points can hurt.      

As to the body loosens and relaxes. At the end of the massage, I felt a deep calm, both physically and mentally. In a few hours, it is not recommended to move too much, not to sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. The next day, some pressure points were still a little sore, it seems that this is normal until two to three days after the massage. But mostly I found flexibility throughout my body. Which is extremely nice and allows you to reconnect with your ​​body.



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I was a guest of the Aspria and as as usual, all my opinions are mine. Photos: Aspria / Lay out : Mademoiselle Le K.