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The Top 10 Best Cures for a Hangover

Alcohol delivery service Booze Up have surveyed 1,000 people to find the UK’s favourite hangover cure. The surprising results show that eating a Fry Up is the number one way to defeat the morning after blues, beating previous favourites like sleeping and drinking water to the top spot. Booze-Up decided to conduct the survey after their previous research showed that ...

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Review: Virgin Active The Light

Happily Married? City Dwellers George and Diane McKerracher visit Virgin Active in The Light Leeds. George gives us the lowdown. It may have been Shauna’s beaming smile that greeted us, or the expertise of the Membership Consultant Craig as he explained and demonstrated the kit and how the Gym operates, or the sheer enthusiasm and energy of everyone at Virgin ...

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Need Some Gymspiration?

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With summer just around the corner we’ve been catching up with Simon Henson, one of our members at the club, to hear how he has achieved his fitness goals. I joined the club in 2009 when I moved from York to Leeds. I wanted a decent city centre gym in which to start my fitness journey. I’ve always worked steadily ...

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Feel The Burn with Virgin Active

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This month I’ve asked one of our Spin instructors at the club, Kevin Garlick, to write about his class and what you can expect to gain from it: Question: I am interested in starting spin classes to look slimmer. I have never done this type of cardio before. What should I know before I start? Answer: Ask yourself these questions ...

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Swim Yourself Fit with Virgin Active

This month’s hot topic is swimming and this is what our swim coach at the club, Maged Kashef, has to say on the subject: Swimming is sometimes overlooked as an opportunity to get fit, which it shouldn’t be! It is in fact one of the best forms of exercise which uses virtually every muscle in the body. I recently taught ...

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Words Of Wisdom From Virgin Active

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1. “Slow gains add up really fast. I want you to go into the gym this week, pick your favourite exercise – squats for example – and lift 1kg more than you did last week. You are not allowed to do 2kg more, only 1kg. Do you think you could do that? Most people would be like, “Of course. That’s ...

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Get in to super shape for the Summer with Virgin Active!

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Zach from Virgin Active tells us how to get in shape for summer! Sun, sand and sea… it can mean one thing and one thing only and it is fast approaching! You have your eyes on that bikini and swim gear, you have planned your dream destination down to a tee but what about your body? Will you enjoy reaching ...

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Virgin Active Class Review

Rounding off the weekend with a body pump class on a Monday evening will not be everyone’s cup of tea. Yet on this Great British hangover day I was looking forward to partaking in one of the Virgin Active Gyms unique high energy classes, which promises to sculpt, tone and strengthen while burning around 600 calories per 55 minute session ...

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Prepare Yourself for Your Ski Holiday

I’m Zach, a Membership Consultant at Virgin Active, and I’m here to tell you how to prepare yourself for your ski holiday so you can make sure you master those slopes and your fitness doesn’t hold you back! This December I embarked on my first ski trip after putting it off for many years. It’s not that I didn’t want ...

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REVIEW: Virgin Active

It is a cold Thursday evening after a long week working in Leeds city centre, amongst the numerous gyms and leisure clubs in the city Virgin active in the Light is our destination for a swift work out and some relaxing spa time. As a keen gym goer I usually attend a much more modest family run establishment in West ...

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