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Virgin Active Flexes Its Sustainability Muscles

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine has been awarded a 4 star Green Star SA rating for interiors. This certification is the second for the health club group that operates 140 clubs in Southern Africa. The Green Star SA Interiors is a rating tool that assesses the environmental attributes of interior fit-outs. Virgin Active Collection Alice Lane was the first health ...

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No Downsides To Exercising Upside Down

Suspension Yoga is a combination of yoga, Pilates and gymnastics that can deliver major benefits for your back and core. The novel exercise programme is all done in a hammock with plenty of inversions which are moves done completely upside down. Now at Virgin Active Virgin Active’s Master Suspension Yoga Trainer, Geraldine Anderson, describes it as “a great fun way ...

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Turn That Frown Upside Down With Exercise

Just like laughter is the best medicine for when you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, so is a good dose of exercise! Piet Oosthuizen, Head of Product at Virgin Active South Africa, says that activity not only makes us physically stronger, it also improves our mental outlook. “There is plenty of medical research which has established exercise as ...

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Aneeka Buys’ Top Workout Moves

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Aneeka Buys is a South African fitness superstar. She’s a personal trainer at Virgin Active’s Collection Club in Cape Town’s Silo district, founder and CEO of Fit Girl, and a Training Ambassador for Adidas. Aneeka firmly believes in compounded and functional exercise; “My go-to moves incorporate more than one muscle group, ensuring more muscle recruitment towards the major movement, and ...

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What You Need to Know About Foam Rollers

Foam rolling is fast becoming an essential part of many gym goers’ warm-downs and recovery routines.  The foam cylinder is used to self-massage pressure points to relieve muscle tension and pain. The long-term benefits include better circulation, more flexibility, improved spinal health and less stress. “According to The American College on Exercise (ACE) the benefits are often compared to getting ...

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5 Winter Warmer Workouts

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If there’s ever a time when commitment to exercise is tested it’s on those winter days when it’s dark, cold and all too tempting to stay in bed. However, winter also tends to make our bodies go into hibernation mode, meaning we need exercise to fight off sluggishness and extra body fat. Virgin Active’s National Product Development Manager, Ceri Hannan, ...

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Get Smart With Fitness Tech

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More and more South African gym goers are using smart technology to track and boost their fitness regimes.

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5 Reasons to Give Barre 180 a Try

If you’re looking for a way to tone up, feel lighter on your feet and build muscle without bulking up, then it’s time to hit the barre.

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Next Summer Starts Now!

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Winter is the time to build a body for summer. Make use of the upcoming chilly months to gear up towards a confident beach reveal when the heat is back on.

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