Sport and Health Club great, Amsterdam


great: new sports & health club in Amsterdam Old-South

7 March 2014
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4 well-being concepts in one at this new sports club in Amsterdam

Oh dear, I can feel I have been working my butt of yesterday. I checked out the new sports gym great in Amsterdam Old South and I must say I’m impressed.

This brand-new sport and health Club opened its doors this week. Located in the center of the beautiful neighborhood Amsterdam Old-South, just a few steps from the Van Baerlestraat, it’s a perfect place for people that live or work in the area.

I’m amazed by all the facilities. All new equipment and check out the screens on the machines: Youtube, tv, internet, all the media you need to keep you motivated, with an app you can see your results at any given moment.
As a member you can make use of the Finn sauna, the steam room, the cooldown room and the infrared room (incredible if you happen to have some muscle pain).
sportclub great, Amsterdam, faciliteiten

Gijs, one of the personal trainers, made me experience how it feels like to get a REAL workout. And let me tell you these guys aren’t kiddin’. I have been doing a lot of training and classes but we didn’t do the exercises this way. Something I can really feel now… Ouch…
As all the trainers there are well educated you’ll learn a lot about your own body and how you should train to get result. Lesson 1: there’s no perfect schedule for everyone to follow. Lesson 2 (my favorite): I’m not going to loose a lot of weight by standing on a cardio-to-hell machine for hours. Sounds like music to my ears….
Personal training, sportclub Amsterdam
After your workout, get a massage. Your muscles will thank you for it. I was lucky to get a massage from the well-known Scent of Bali Massage Studio in Amsterdam. It reminded me to get one more often. What can I say, my body just really needs it! It keeps the stress away and it will help against muscle pain.
Sport en health club great, Amsterdam, wellness
Now what makes this ‘Performance Club’ different from other gyms? To me it’s all the wellbeing facilities together in one membership.

Interested? Try out the (free) week-membership! You can thank me later.

Name: great
Address: Ruysdaelstraat 88-90
Neighborhood: Amsterdam Old-South, Amsterdam
Perfect for: If this year you really want to make it happen. It’s summer before you know it!
Facilities: personal coaching, wellness facilities, nutrition coach, mental coaching, dry cleaning, day care/ nursery, healthy take-away meals, outdoor clinics.
Prices: Memberships from € 75 per month (they have different memberships)

More hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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This is B.!

She just came back from her awesome expat life in New York. Full of energy and ready to keep you guys posted on all her sport and health adventures, events and discoveries.

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