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Having acquired Holmes Place in 2006, our review of Virgin Active health clubs focuses on their approach to wellbeing through their 'Life Centres' and 'City' fitness venues. In short they have over 600,000 members, so will our review of Virgin Active be favourable?

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First Impressions

Virgin Active clubs are promoted as social venues that offer a complete range of activities and facilities. We were welcomed as we entered the gym and the staff were attentive and very helpful.

They explained about the wellbeing approach and their philosophy for catering for all - showing us the cafes, free internet facilities, computer games and music listening posts.

The facilities were superb - using Technogym, you simply insert your 'key' and it sets up the machine with your settings. There was also a great cross section of older and younger users at the time we went - not somethgin you always see.

The only negative side that we found, was that late in the afternoon it was busy! My local gym is never busy at 3.30pm - so it shows how popular this place is.

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Facilities & Equipment

This varies a little from club to club, for example West London has tennis courts :

  • State-of-the-art CV equipment
  • Toning circuits
  • Adult & Child swimming
  • Swimming pools
  • Aerobic studios
  • Wide range of classes
  • Junior care facilities
  • Spacious gyms with ladies only area
  • Personal trainers on hand
  • Free weights
  • Indoor cycling studios
  • Heaven-V beuayt treatments
  • Extensive health suite
  • Restaurants & bars
  • So whilst getting fit is the priority here, you can balance all your needs and desires for a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.

    They also take great pride in their personal fitness trainers. Most have Degrees in Exercise Science in addition to nationally recognised industry standard personal training certifications. There is also a comprehensive in-house training program, so you can be sure that your personal trainer is among the best and most qualified in the industry.

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    Added Value

    Apart from their offering you either monthly or a yearly contract, or even a life membership with fixed fees, they simply have great facilities in great locations.


    Why not take a look at their special offers and get them to contact you about enjoying a gym visit :

    Click here to go to their website




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