Hang in there...



Get in touch with the Virgin Active press office at virgin.active@mcsaatchi.com

32 is the age that Brits put good health before good looks

32 is when Brits start exercising for their health rather than their looks, research by Virgin Active has revealed today.

Health before Looks

Gym Bag Miles

Brits carry their gym bag over 200 million miles per week, without even making it to the gym.

Gym Bag Miles

Lunging for love

Brits feel their sexiest when working out, as the gym becomes the place to find love in 2017.

Lunging for Love

London Marathon’s fancy dress

19 April 2016

Virgin Active opens its door to London Marathon’s fancy dress #FitFam race entrants in fancy dress will be able to train in select clubs for free this week

London marathon fancy dress
Tough Mudder at Virgin Active

Mudder Maker is back

12 April 2016

Virgin Active is launching Mudder Maker 2.0, one of its toughest classes to date, that’s been specifically designed to push Mudders-in-training to their physical and mental max ahead of the upcoming Tough Mudder event season.

Learn more
Virgin Active emojis


04 Jan 2016

Virgin Active helps fitness fans pack a punch on their social posts with their first set of bespoke #emojivation emojis.

Pulse class at Virgin Active

Pulse powered by Clubbercise®

02 November 2015

Virgin Active launches brand-new class, Pulse Powered by Clubbercise®, that brings high energy dance moves into easy-to-follow, calorie-busting routines.

Learn more
Virgin Active Salford Quays Swimming Pool

Salford Quays Relaunches

12 Oct 2015

Virgin Active’s Salford Quays club has undergone a £4.5 million refurb, relaunching with industry-leading facilities from health and fitness innovators around the world.

Learn more

Cracking the diet code

08 Oct 2015

For two years Virgin Active has been working with expert partners to perfect the Diet Code. For the first time ever, there will be a true overlap from the gym floor to the club café.

Learn more
Virgin Active Northwood Tennis Bubble

New Northwood Bubble

07 Oct 2015

Virgin Active Northwood becomes a home to tennis excellence today as Jeremey Bates, Jamie Murray and Jo Durie launched its new state of the art Tennis Bubble, making year round court access a reality for its tennis players and JTC’s up and coming stars.

Learn more
Get to grips at Virgin Active

Get to Grips

01 Sep 2015

Having identified the barriers to the nation’s fitness habits, Virgin Active is introducing a new “Get to Grips” programme based on bookable education sessions, held on the gym floor or in a class studio, to give people a taster of different exercise routines.

Learn more
Walbrook high altitude training studio Virgin Active

Walbrook now open

26 Aug 2015

This month Virgin Active opens its most innovative club yet, unveiling new technology and products in a stunning 25,000 square-foot space in the heart of the City. 

Learn more
Barre classes at Virgin Active

New Barre Class

24 Aug 2015

Virgin Active is raising the Barre with new fusion ballet class fresh from the studios of LA.

Learn more
Physical literacy into PE lessons

Physical literacy

01 Jul 2015

Virgin Active, University of Bedfordshire and primary schools unite to put physical literacy into PE lessons.

Physical Literacy
Levison wood is in the Disovery Lab

Levison Wood

20 May 2015

British explorer Levison Wood teams up with Virgin Active to help gym-goers develop a renewed sense of adventure.

Learn more

The Mudder Maker

22 Apr 2015

Think you're Tough enough to be a Mudder? Virgin Active and Tough Mudder announce first ever "Mudder Maker" class.

Learn more
Fitness coach at Virgin Active

Fitness Coach

01 Apr 2015

From April 1 2015, Virgin Trains is replacing traditional seats with exercise bikes, cross trainers and running machines to create the world’s first ever on-board travelling gym on its fleet of Pendolinos and Super Voyager trains. 

Learn more

Toe-tally no idea

16 Jan 2015

75% of UK adults admit to having an average to very poor knowledge of the muscles they exercise every day according to new research by Virgin Active.

Tough Mudder

13 Jan 2015

No obstacle too big as Virgin Active teams up with Tough Mudder to show competitors the ONLY way to train for the ‘toughest event on the planet.’

Learn more
Active Crew

Active Crew

04 Dec 2014

Virgin Active launches 'Active Crew' to help children to develop healthy fitness habits for life.

Learn more
Glass half full life

Glass half full

22 Oct 2014

Britain’s oldest gym buff turns 100 years old and celebrates with a personal message from Sir Richard Branson himself.

Learn more

Britain's fittest workforce

16 Sep 2014

Arms of a postman, legs of a farmer and abs of a nurse – Virgin Active reveals Britain’s fittest workforce.

Learn more
Girls design the perfect PE kit

Perfect PE kit

01 Sep 2014

Girls design their perfect PE kit to give them the confidence to be more active.

Learn more

Fitness 5

28 Aug 2014

Virgin Active fires up the gym floor with Fitness 5, five new pieces of innovative, multi-functional fitness equipment.

Learn more
Virgin Active launches tech savvy clubs

Tech savvy clubs

31 Jul 2014

Virgin Active, the UK’s number one health and fitness club, today announces the launch of two new clubs to join its network on London clubs.

Learn more
Laura Robson tennis aces

Tennis Aces

09 Jun 2014

Jacob Kelly and Abby Kelliher have proven themselves to be Grand Slam champions in the making after beating over 900 children to be crowned male and female tennis stars of the future.

Learn more
Active Inspiration launch

Active Inspiration

21 May 2014

Virgin Active and leading organisations launch Active Inspiration campaign to tackle ‘black hole’ of youth inactivity.

Learn more

ViPR 3D launch

06 May 2014

FitPro, the world’s largest professional fitness development company, has partnered with Virgin Active for the UK launch of group fitness class ViPR 3D.

Learn more

Group Results 2013

06 May 2014

London, 6 May 2014: Virgin Active, the international health club operator, today announces summary results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2013.

Learn more
Virgin Active launches Active Aces

Active Aces

25 Apr 2014

Virgin Active has launched Active Aces, a new tennis coaching programme for 3 – 10 year olds that seeks to inspire the next generation of tennis talent across Britain.

Learn more


12 Mar 2014

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.

Learn more

Calorie commuting

07 Jan 2014

The Great British commute is as effective as 20-30 minutes on a treadmill according to new research from Virgin Active.

Learn more

UK Active-ists

05 Jan 2014

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.

Learn more