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Frequently asked questions


Yes, that is possible! You can try out all the sports in our sports centre for 1 day without any obligation (please note: a day pass is a one-off and squash is excluded). Sign up for a day pass here. Please note, you have 2 weeks to activate your day pass and choose a class.
Baanreserveren is our online booking system for squash. It allows you to reserve squash courts easily. When we have activated your membership, you should have received an e-mail from Baanreserveren containing an activation link. This may take up to 1 working day. Missed the e-mail? Let us know and we will send it again.
Virtuagym is our online sports platform. Download our BRESS app and log in with your Virtuagym data. The app allows you to reserve your spot for all sports in our sports centre (including fitness). In addition, you can record your sports progress, participate in challenges and do workouts. When you buy your BRESS membership online, your Virtuagym account is activated immediately. If you registered at our reception, you will receive an e-mail from Virtuagym with an activation link. Missed the e-mail? Let us know and we will send it again.
Yes, in the BRESS Sports Centre the lockers are located in the corridor at the entrance to the sports hall. You can lock these lockers with a padlock. If you do not have a padlock, you can buy or borrow one at our bar/reception.
If you have lost your BRESS sports card, please report it as soon as possible by e-mail or visit our bar/reception. We will then block your sports card so that no one else can use it. You can then request a new sports card from our reception. The cost of this is €15.
Is your sports card stolen and can you prove this with a police report? Then we will give you your new sports card for free. Being stolen is annoying enough!
With feedback or a complaint, you can approach one of our staff members directly. They are always there for you and will do their utmost to help you on the spot if possible. It is also possible to e-mail your feedback or complaint to We aim to answer your e-mail within 1 working day.


We always aim to process your BRESS sports card within 1 working day. So if you register on a Friday or during the weekend, you will not be able to pick up your sports card until Monday. In the meantime, you are of course welcome to come and play sports, reserve your spot via our BRESS app and check in using the QR code or report to our bar/reception first so they can check you in.
No, it is not possible to pay in terms. The total amount must be paid in one go at the time of purchase, regardless of which membership you take out.
Yes, you can! You can pause your membership when you go on an internship, exchange project or for medical reasons. Send an email to stating the period of your absence and your internship contract or doctor’s certificate. As soon as you return, we will reactivate it and you can enjoy all the benefits right away.
In our gym, there is a minimum age of 16. If you want to book a group class, team sport or free training hour, then this is also possible for ages under 16.
Once your membership with BRESS has expired, your account will be deactivated, you do not have to do anything else. Our subscriptions are never automatically renewed.
In our privacy statement you can read what we use your personal data for, how and where we store this information, for how long we keep it and what your rights are regarding this personal data.
Almost all our members are HBO/UNI students or employees of Avans Hogeschool or Breda University of Applied Sciences but basically every student is welcome at BRESS. Please note that we have different prices, so be sure to check under which category of ‘Student’ you belong. Are you no longer studying but would still like to become a member? Then choose Alumni or Other on this page.


If you filter by location on our sports page and select ‘At partner location’, you will get a complete overview of what our sports partners offer. Then you can click on the sport you are interested in; on the next page you will find all the information about the selected sport.
At BRESS, fitness instructors are present on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (with the exception of school vacations and holidays) who are happy to give you advice. Would you like an introductory explanation, measurement or customized fitness schedule (free of charge)? Then you can make an appointment on our website or by pressing ‘appointments’ in the app.
For tailored advice on nutrition and supplements we refer you to Health Advice Breda. Making an appointment is not necessary, you can just walk in (Tolbrugstraat 15A, Breda).

It is required in order to avoid disappointment. For all of our sports the rule is; full = full and members who have reserved will be given priority. Please note: You can check in 15 minutes before your reservation and your reservation does expire 5 minutes before the class starts. So make sure you are on time!
Booking is quick and easy at  or via the BRESS app (note: you need an account for this!). You should have received an e-mail from Virtuagym within 1 hour of signing up with us, containing a link to activate your account. If you did not receive this e-mail, please contact us. We will send you the activation e-mail again.
Without a membership of BRESS you do not get any discount on our squash rates. Of course you are welcome to come and play squash, you are then within the ‘non-BRESS members’ rate. Read all you need to know about squash at BRESS on our page about squash.
Yes, check-in is mandatory when you come to exercise at our sports center. Checking in for fitness, a group class or indoor sports is possible at the check-in desk located at our reception with the QR code in the app. When you come to play squash you may check in with a bar or reception staff member.
Have you forgotten your sports card or forgotten how to check in? Please report to our bar/reception, they will help you.

To come exercise at BRESS, you need clean indoor shoes no matter what. For the squash courts we additionally ask NOT to have black soles on. If we see you wearing outdoor shoes inside BRESS while exercising or black soles on the squash court, the access will be denied.


Absolutely! We at BRESS are always open to fun and creative initiatives from our members. Do you have a cool idea and would love to see it realized at BRESS? Then let us know via
Introductees are welcome during our activities and tournaments. When an activity is for members only, this is clearly stated in the information. Check our activities page for an overview of our upcoming events and follow our Instagram page and Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news.

Other questions

Ever since September 1992, the month when the first permanent sports coordinator was hired and a small sports program was offered, BRESS has been supported by Avans Hogeschool and Breda University of Applied Sciences v/h Nationale hogeschool voor toerisme en Verkeer (source: annual report BRESS 1994 – 1995). This long-standing partnership is expressed in particular through close cooperation during introductory periods, (sports) activities, attendance at open days and involvement on many other fronts for the benefit of Breda students.
Are you curious about how we handle your privacy? Then read our privacy statement.
We are always looking for new enthusiastic colleagues and interns. Take a look at our vacancies and internships and who knows, maybe we will welcome you to our team soon!