The quest for immunity isn't seasonal, it's intentional – says Kim Hofmann, Registered Dietician and Virgin Active’s expert on all things nutrition-related.
International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness of the benefits of Yoga and give more people access to the tools they need to incorporate Yoga into their daily lives. 
International Yoga Day takes place on 21 June. The day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising Yoga. So, book a Yoga class in club, try one of the on-demand Yoga classes ...
Completing a Decathlon is no easy feat. This athletic event takes place over two days and consists of ten events. You read that right, ten events. Each year athletes compete to clinch the title of ...
Whether you are setting out for a run or ride, hitting the gym, or attempting to get a good night’s rest, your Garmin smartwatch can help you keep track of your workout stats to get the most out of ...
It’s safe to say that winter has definitely arrived in (most) South African cities, pushing our motivation to get moving out the door. We’re changing hibernation into an active-nation this winter! ...
It's world Meditation Day on 21 May and we've got a great introductory Meditation series open to anyone who needs a bit of still in the chaos. 
Want to go to a Boxing class but don't know your shuffle from your hook? That's okay, we've got you covered. 
Being fit at any age is 100% achievable! Take it from Sir Richard Branson himself. In an episode of Virgin Active Minds, presenter Mark Seeto sits with the entrepreneur, adventurer, and head of ...
Max it out on the Ski Erg next time you're at the club. Make sure you’re warm, grab your dumbbells and set yourself up close to the Ski Erg. Move as fast as possible. Start with 10 reps/calories and ...
Listen to Kim Hofmann, Virgin Active Expert on all things nutrition, she spoke to Relebogile of 702 on the importance of exercise for a child, nutrition and what to do if the child is overweight.
At Virgin Active, we offer a variety of Boxing experiences designed around getting fit, having fun, burning calories and melting tension. No experience needed – just guts. 
Our physical wellness is the cornerstone of our mental and emotional well being. Being active on a regular basis gives our mental and emotional sides a solid ground on which to build. 
Parents, we’ve got a great 15 minute Yoga session that you can do with your kids just before bedtime.
Listen to Dr Adrian Rotunno, Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Physician and Virgin Active Expert, chatting to Barret Edelstein on the Optimal Optimism podcast. 
Listen to Dr Phathokuhle Zondi, Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) and Virgin Active Expert, chatting to Barret Edelstein on the Optimal Optimism podcast. 
Getting a bit bored of using the treadmill for your warmup or cooldown? We're here to help you mix it up. The next time you're at the club, grab a pair of dumbells and put them in a free spot close ...
One of the most common myths when it comes to healthy, balanced nutrition is about how much water we should drink each day. Kim Hofmann, a Registered Dietitian and Virgin Active’s expert advisor on ...
Amidst the global pandemic, we realised that South Africans need to relearn what and how to eat well for optimum health and longevity, at a time when our wellbeing is of utmost importance.
World Obesity Day on 4 March aims to shine a spotlight on creating a healthier future. Mindful eating is an excellent example of a healthy habit when it comes to eating. 
Listen to Dr Elieen Africa, Virgin Active Expert on all things relating to kids, chatting to Barret Edelstein on the Optimal Optimism podcast. 
Our newly renovated Waterstone Village Club in Somerset West has everything you need to build a stronger you in 2022. The revamped space brings the latest Virgin Active experience with its new, ...
Listen to Kim Hofmann, Virgin Active Expert on all things nutrition, chatting to Barret Edelstein on the Optimal Optimism podcast. 
As populations continue to extend life expectancy, a concern is whether the added time comprises years of healthy life and promotes a high health-related quality of life into old age. With the ...
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re looking at how adequate nourishment can help the body heal. Kim Hofmann, Registered Dietitian and Virgin Active’s expert on nutrition, delves into how ...
There’s no right or wrong way to exercise during cancer treatment or recovery, but there are a few things to keep in mind, advises Dr Adrian Rotunno, Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) physician and ...
Looking for a tasty little kettlebell session to get stuck into the next time you’re at the club? What's involved?  Make sure you’re warm, grab your bell and a mat and complete between 1 and 3 rounds ...
Returning back to your desk after a holiday can be a real pain in the neck! Your body may struggle to adapt as you suddenly spend longer stretches of time sitting (and let’s be honest, oftentimes ...
Summer and swimming are the perfect pair. The sun is out, beaches are calling, and the pool is the ideal spot to cool off. Whether you are new to the activity or an experienced athlete, summer is ...
Dr Adrian Rotunno is a Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) physician and a Virgin Active South Africa expert brings us his top 4 tips on how to gently get back into an exercise routine after you’ve ...
To get you through the next few weeks, we’ve prepared a selection of online workouts, fitness hacks, eating tips, mental health nuggets and some inspiration from the team here at Virgin Active.
Dr Adrian Rotunno, SEM physician and a Virgin Active expert advisor, shares the lowdown on avoiding repetitive strain and overuse injuries.
Billy Khumalo, one of the members of our panel of experts and a Personal Trainer at Virgin Active Morningside, always recommends cross training to his clients. Here’s why he believes it’s so ...
It is that time of the year, school’s out and kids are out of their routine. Kinderkineticist and Virgin Active Expert, Dr Africa is here with some fab family-friendly movement tips.
The end of the year is screaming towards us. The last 2 pandemic-fuelled years seem to have passed in the blink of an eye, but the stress that has compounded over this period is very real. Add to ...
Between the ages of 8 and 13, children can exercise alongside their parents in various areas of our clubs and once they are 14 are able to use all areas and facilities without your direct ...
Everyone's got 20 minutes they can spare, right? Boost your summer training programme with this amazing 20 minute HIIT workout series.  Get summer ready with Kelly Smith Kels is one of our online ...
Johann Strauss, Virgin Active's National Swim Manager is here with some great info about why swimming should be a big part of your summer exercise routine.
Time. One thing we all wish we had more of, especially as the year draws to a close and summer holidays are so close we can almost taste them. Well, no time is no longer an excuse. We've prepared 10 ...
As a Virgin Active Premier or Collection member, you have access to a bunch of great perks. Take a look at the special discounts and offers available and don't forget to use your benefits.  Check out ...
Yoga for cross-training? It's always a yes! As their official exercise partner, we recently invited members of the DHL Stormers and the Cape Town City Football Club for a Yoga experience at Virgin ...
Summer training just got a little sweeter!  Every time you visit one of our clubs from 1 November to 10 December, we will give you an entry into the draw for R500 000 worth of prizes. So, the more ...
Prepare to bend, stretch, balance and flow as you explore your personal power, on and off the mat. We’ve put together an easy-to-follow PDF guide detailing your daily in-club classes, off the mat ...
The aquatic environment provides a wealth of benefits that can engender a desire for lifelong engagement in physical activity.
Not all Yoga mats are created equally. When you start getting more serious about your Yoga practice, you might be considering getting a mat of your own to use when you practise outdoors, in club or ...
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, we've structured the core programme to fit all fitness levels. There are 16 days of core workouts, you will do one every second day.
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of trying something new. A new type of class whether it’s Boxing or Barre is up there on the intimidation scale, but the myths that surround Yoga ...
So you’re new to Yoga? At first, you might feel overwhelmed that you need to learn a whole new language of mats, blocks and everything in between. It could seem like there are more gadgets needed to ...
So you want to try your hand at Yoga, but don’t quite know where to start or what to do? It can feel intimidating to start out, thinking you need a pricey mat and matching Yoga kit from your ...
Hello Yogis! We wanted to share a bit of news about 4 great new online Yoga series focussed on anxiety, digestion, upper body connection and the baby mamas amongst us. 
Yogis come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they all have in common is that they swear by the benefits of a Yoga practice. If you’re toying with the idea of trying a Yoga class at your club ...
We’ll admit it, that title sounds a bit like a Buzzfeed Quiz, but we promise that by the time you get to the end of this post, you’ll know what to look for in Yoga pants. Why? Because there is ...
Everyone breathes, right? So why is mindful breathing such a big deal? 
From Scandinavia to Suriname, people sit at a desk for over 6 hours a day. Not good news for shoulders, posture, energy levels or spines. Here's a solution.
Lee-Ann Elliott is a Yoga instructor at Virgin Active. After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, she was told she’d never walk normally again – well, did she prove them wrong or what?!
When Virgin Active’s Facilities Design Manager, Karen Walker met her husband, he was an avid cyclist. Being a passionate runner, she decided to make a deal with him to do the Cape Town Cycle Tour ...
Dr Phatho Zondi is a mother of 2 young girls, a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician and Virgin Active's expert advisor on all things related to women's health. She's back with some great tips on ...
Benefits, barriers and tips to change behaviour by Dr Eileen Africa
In between their demanding lifestyles, women need to be more deliberate about taking part in activities and exercises that are fun and give them a sense of community, while helping them stay fit and ...
At Virgin Active, we work with an amazing panel of experts who are leaders in their fields to bring you the very best when it comes to health and fitness. This Women’s month, we’ll be bringing you ...
By Mandisa Nduli  If someone had told me 5 years ago that I would be highly advocating to teach people how to give their bodies rest through Yoga Nidra, I would have given them “the look” (can you ...
Registered Dietician, Kim Hofmann is Virgin Active South Africa’s expert on all things nutrition and she's here to share some tips on how to eat to keep your mind and body strong.
By: Sharnay Botha & Dr Eileen Africa, Stellenbosch Kinderkinetics
By: Dr Eileen Africa & Catherine Lacey from Stellenbosch Kinderkinetics