Getting fit just got easier and cheaper with Virgin Active RED!
The Active Grid
The grid is a modern indoor playground for all people who enjoy functional training. In other words, this is my ideal grown up playground! 😉 The Active Grid™ is the trademark of Virgin Active RED. The purpose is to motivate people to go “back-to-basics” and provide training programs for beginners to advance people.
RED Workout Programs
This is the answer to a lot of gym-goers! I might know what I am doing in the gym, but the truth is. A lot of people do not know. The RED Workout programs is great way to guide a person through a series of exercises. You can collect a RED Workout card from the wall each with a specific goal:
- 20 Minutes Git Fit
- 5 Minutes Stretch
- 10 Minutes Strength
It is as easy as; collect a card, get the equipment you will need, find a spot on the Active Grid™ and GO!
Hello new gym toys! You will see a few new gym equipment and might not be familiar to you. The TRX resistance bands are suspending from a gross bar. This can also be used for pull-ups and has a rail for the punching bags to movable. There are ropes, kettlebells, rubber tubes and sandbags (also banana shaped sandbags)
Other uber RED things
You will also find two studios for spinning and aerobic training. Both studios run without any staff, no instructors at all! The glory of it is they have a group training every hour on the hour. This is guided by automative videos that you can follow along. The only downside is that there might only be X amount of videos. I might have to do one demo video more than once.
The same goes for the stretch area that has a few videos on loop for stretching and Yoga. As well as abs and Pilates movements. Get a mat, follow the video and be guided through the correct stretches.
A custom DJ box, I mean come on. Does it get any better than this?
Why you should join Virgin Active RED
Membership cost only R199 per month. Yes, you read correctly! This is ideal for people who want and need the basics. Neat, clean and modern gym for the person on-the-go. The future of training is here, embrace it!
If you are already a premier member, you are allowed to visit the club. Please just take note of the different opening hours:
- Mon – Thu: 5am to 9pm
- Fri: 5am to 8pm
- Sat: 7am to 5pm
- Sun: 7am to 2pm
- Public Holidays: 7am to 2pm
- Closed on Christmas Day
Pop in at Shop 17 at Brackenfell Hyper Shopping Centre in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.