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Gym Floor


  • Monday - Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Bank Holidays

Pool, spa, sauna and steam facilities will close 15 minutes before the advertised closing time to allow members to change

It's the heart and soul of our clubs. So here's what to look forward to when you hit the gym floor.

The Highlights

The classics and the kit fresh out of the lab – primed to push you onwards and upwards

Bulgarian Bag kit at Virgin Active

Bulgarian Bag

Kettbles kit at Virgin Active


TRX kit at Virgin Active


Bulgarian Bag

Train like an Eastern European wrestler with the Bulgarian bag. This is a crescent shaped leather bag filled with sand and perfect for both upper and lower body strength training and cardio. 

A highly versatile piece of kit, use it as a free weight in dynamic movements to increase your muscular endurance and improve your co-ordination and overall shoulder and joint mobility. Because of its shape and construction, it’ll also help improve your agility in ways that solid weights cannot. Check out a few exercises below.

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Who knew you could do so much with just one piece of kit. These ball-shaped weights with attached handles are hugely versatile, allowing you to develop almost every aspect of your fitness, from endurance and strength to agility and balance. 

Harness the power of the kettlebell for a full body workout that’ll get you burning fat and engaging with different muscle groups for a more sculpted physique. There are endless exercise variations you can do, but here are a few of our favourites.

New to kettlebells? Try one of our kettlebell classes.

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Developed by a former Navy Seal, this form of suspension training develops your strength, balance, flexibility and core stability, all whilst building muscle. 

TRX are those black and yellow straps you’ll see hanging around the gym floor. They rely on your own bodyweight for resistance as opposed to machines or dumbbells, while the infinite variety of exercises makes it perfect for everyone regardless of ability. Try a few of them next time you’re in the gym.

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Plyo Box

ViPR kit Virgin Active


Plyo Box

Think outside the box and supercharge your workout with one of these challenging platforms, perfect for plyometric exercise. This refers to activities that allow your muscles to work at their hardest in the shortest time possible. Whatever action you’re doing, whether it’s push-ups, dips, burpees or even just stepping up onto the box, you’ll work different muscles and challenge your body to gain new benefits. See for yourself by trying some of the moves below.

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ViPR stands for vitality, performance and reconditioning. Take on the battering ram and discover a workout with muscle. These weighted rubber cylinders make a fantastic addition to your training routine by bridging the gap between movement and strength. You’ll burn big calories and work several muscle groups whilst moving your entire body, burning fat and stimulating the nervous system. Discover a couple of great exercises using the ViPR below.

Want to try the ViPR? Try one of our ViPR classes.

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