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Mar 12 2014

Unleash your animal instincts with Virgin Active's revolutionary new Zuu workout

ZUU, the Australian-born fitness sensation based entirely on "primal" movements will be exclusively available at Virgin Active Health Clubs throughout the UK late summer.

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Jan 07 2014

Calorie Commuting: Fit for Work

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The Great British commute is as effective as 20-30 minutes on a treadmill according to new research from Virgin Active. On the way to work today the average commuter will have unconsciously stood for 9.62 minutes, tackled 16.1 stairs and walked for 11.33 minutes.

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Jan 05 2014

Virgin Active Invests £100 Million to Increase Numbers of UK Active-ists

Woodway Curve at Virgin Active Health Clubs

Virgin Active, the UK’s number one health and fitness club, is investing £100 million over the next three years to help people across the UK turn good intentions into active habits throughout 2014 and beyond.

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Nov 22 2013

Virgin Active brings touch of Africa to UK with new dance class Fierce.

Find your Fierce at Virgin Active

Virgin Active brings a touch of Africa to UK in 2014 with new tribal dance class Fierce - an hour of tribal expression set to primal rhythms that encourages dancers to rouse their alter ego and let loose as their tap into their warrior energy.

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Sep 13 2013

Virgin Active Group: Management team reorganisation to accelerate growth plans

Virgin Active today announces a reorganisation of its management team to accelerate future growth plans.

Matthew Bucknall, who founded Virgin Active in 1999 and is currently Chief Executive, will take up the new full-time position of Group President and focus exclusively on accelerating the Group’s international expansion.  Paul Woolf, currently the Group’s Finance Director, will succeed Matthew as Chief Executive.

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Sep 04 2013

Water babies: Virgin Active reveals the reactions of children as they swim underwater

Virgin Active Water Babies

The old saying ‘like a fish to water’ may not resonate with everyone if recent research by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) is anything to go by.

The survey revealed that half of 7 - 11 year-olds in England cannot swim the length of a standard pool and one in three parents said that they couldn't swim or don't feel confident enough in their swimming abilities to help their child in the pool.

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Aug 02 2013

Elites and Amateurs Race to Victory on Final Day of Virgin Active London Triathlon

Virgin Active London Triathlon 2013

The final day of the Virgin Active London Triathlon saw top international elite athletes take to London’s docklands on their quest for victory at the world’s largest triathlon, which host 13,000 participants each year.

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Jul 25 2013

GB Olympic Heroes Embark on New Sporting Challenge

Team VA

This weekend, on the anniversary of the opening day London 2012 Olympic Games three of Team GB’s London 2012 heroes will be competing in an entirely different sport. Two gold medalists, boxer Nicola Adams and taekwondo star Jade Jones, will return to the scene of their Olympic success at the ExCeL arena with gymnast and silver medalist Louis Smith to take part in the Virgin Active London Triathlon.

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Jul 19 2013

Sophie Christiansen OBE visits Sparks running-bikes project for children with cerebral palsy

Sophia Christiansen OBE with Keelie Sayers

Triple gold medal winning Paralympian Sophie Christiansen OBE, visited children at Chailey Heritage Clinical Services in Lewes yesterday to see Petra running-bikes in action. This project, funded by the children’s medical research charity Sparks and supported by Virgin Active Health Clubs, aims to find out whether children with cerebral palsy can benefit from using  individually adapted running-bikes.

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Jul 02 2013

Team Freespeed Virgin Active Announce New 12th Member

Team Freespeed Competition Winner Kate Driskell

In May 2013, Virgin Active Health Clubs launched a national competition to find the twelfth member of Team Freespeed Virgin Active, the UK based amateur triathlon team.

Now, with the Virgin Active London Triathlon later this month, we are delighted to announce the winner and 12th member of the team...

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