Virgin Active Deals & Specials
An international gym group with a membership of more than 1 million members.
Virgin Active is a chain of gyms and wellness centres located in 10 countries around the world. The first gym was located in the Lancashire town of Preston, in the UK in 1999 and is part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. South Africa was the first country that the company expanded to outside the UK when it bought the struggling Health & Racquet Club, a fitness chain which had recently been put under liquidation. The first Virgin Active in South Africa opened in 2000, and the gyms promptly spread to Italy in 2004, Australia in 2008, Singapore in 2013, and Thailand in 2014. South Africa is Virgin Active’s most successful and biggest market, accounting for 60% of its profits and with 138 out of its 241 branches being located in the country. Virgin Active has launched 3 different concepts within the brand.
The Virgin Active Health Clubs offer state-of-the art cardio equipment, fitness studios, and a swimming pool. Virgin Active Collection gyms offer a more premium experience and focus on high-performance using the latest fitness trends such as suspension yoga and wattbikes. The luxury clubs also offer a range of value-added services such as a grooming and finishing bar for men and women, an in-house spa, meeting and conferences rooms, a shoe-shine bar, and more. Virgin’s latest concept, RED, features back-to-basics gyms with an open grid workout area, ride studios, a super circuit and weight-training areas. The RED concept offers the most affordable gym prices within the group. In 2015, an 80% stake in the gym group was acquired by Brait, the company owned by South African businessman, Christo Wiese, with Richard Branson keeping the remaining 20%. The gyms were bought for R12-billion. The new majority owners intend to further expand the brand in the Asia-Pacific region as well as to open more lower-cost gyms under the Virgin Active RED sub-brand.
Half of Virgin Active’s total global membership is located in South Africa.
#TheLEGOMovie2 is here! You could WIN 1 of 5 sets of 4 tickets by commenting with the answer to this question: “When did the movie release in local cinemas?” Ts&Cs apply. Remember to book for holiday camp at your nearest participating Virgin Active. pic.twitter.com/elGCza53eq
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) March 4, 2019
Our January app challenges are tough, but if you give them your best shot, that’ll be enough. If you do manage to complete them, you could WIN 1 of 15 R1000 @adidas e-vouchers. Download the app free from the iOS or Android app store. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/RdY8IMm5Nx
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) January 1, 2019
Let the kids channel their inner superhero with the new Spider-Man movie. You could WIN 1 of 5 sets of four movie tickets. Comment to tell us what date the movie open in cinemas. Ts&Cs apply.
Book for our SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Holiday Camp from 11-17 Dec. pic.twitter.com/UVo2EsRLPG
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) December 10, 2018
Health & Beauty Deals & Specials
Interested in finding more health & beauty deals on makeup and health essentials? Then check out our health & beauty section for more deals from Red Square, Clicks, Dis-Chem and more.
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Join Club-V in July and stand a chance to win one of 95 LeapBands and 4 LeapReader hampers. Ts & Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/stw5UffyYp
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Ready to take on one of our March app challenges? Choose from riding 624kms, burning 4000 calories and using the Virgin Active app’s SnapCapture feature 25 times. You could WIN 1 of 12 @adidas goodie bags. Download the app free from the iOS or Android app store. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/pZZ1CFdtI9
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) February 28, 2019
As the official exercise partner of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, we’re stoked to once again
bring you a comprehensive training manual for cyclists of all levels. Check out our blog & download your FREE training manual now https://t.co/B9e0W9zqTG@CTcycletour#virginactivesa#cycling pic.twitter.com/fzcLjmxopn
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) December 21, 2018
Wanna win 1 of 3 PT packages with 8 personal training sessions? Break out those trainers & complete this month’s Burn, Baby, Burn app challenge to enter. Don’t have the app? Don’t sweat.
Download it FREE from the iOS or Android app store. Ts&Cs apply https://t.co/2ia24qzxHe pic.twitter.com/AOKr2v1Keb
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) September 1, 2018
Get moving and get motivated with this month’s Virgin Active app challenges! We have three new challenges in store for you. Ready? Download the app free from the iOS or Android app store, and go! Plus: you could win 1 of 5 adidas e-vouchers worth R1000. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/cqMUQ0hVKc
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) October 31, 2018
Join Club-V, get a free waterbottle & you could win 1 of 2 Xperia XA1 Ultra cellphones or 1 of 10 THE EMOJI MOVIE hampers. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/zAu2ARlHtC
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) September 12, 2017
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Food & Wine Deals & SpecialsInterested in finding more food & wine deals from leading producers and supermarkets? Then check out our food & wine section for more deals from Checkers, Shoprite, Woolworths and more.
From 14 to 17 April our doors are open and everyone’s welcome – just bring your ID. Excludes Collection Clubs and Red Gyms. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/yQ4P6Hu6dU
— Virgin Active (@virginactiveSA) April 12, 2017
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