Getting fit and toned at the Zuidas at The Athletic Club.
A couple of months ago a 2nd location of The Athletic Club has been opened. They already have a sports club at the Vondelpark, but now finally another location on the Zuidas. Great location for all you workaholics out there as it’s located right in the heart of this business center. I guess lack of time isn’t an excuse anymore…
You will immediately notice that this is a low-key but also quite luxurious gym. There’s a small sauna, soft towels and you can try all the Kiehl’s and Aesop products your body needs. Members get complementary fresh fruits and breakfast.
The dimmed lighting and warm colors make that we look just a little bit better than in most other gyms.
I’m going to try out a personal training with Chris today. And oh my… Who wouldn’t want arms like that?
What to expect with a personal training? Well first of all, and I quote, “Can’t does not exists here”. Hmm, I guess I have to watch what I say here…
Goals are stabilization endurance, muscle growth and strength behind the muscles.
You start with several tests to see what you can handle and which exercises you personally need to get ‘better, faster and stronger’.
The biggest eye-opener for me was that I thought I was doing great and in a sense I was. I mean, flexibility apparently is fine, my lower part and core are quite ok, but there’s a lot of room for improvement as for technique.
You’re more a class type of person? Check out their yoga, Pilates or spinning classes. Or try out the boot camp.
Need to get back on track?
It’s still possible to try the ‘Back in Shape Winter Deal’! This will get you:
– 3 x personal training (1 hr)
– 1 month membership
– application fee
Instead of € 380 it’s now € 149.
A year-membership costs € 76 per month.
Name: The Athletic Club
Address: Spaces Zuidas, Barbara Strozzilaan 101
Neighborhood: Zuidas, Amsterdam
Perfect for: those who work in the area around the Zuidas and looking for a small luxurious gym with a personal touch
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THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ 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:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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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