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Virgin Active relaunches Salford Quays site as part of £100m UK investment

Virgin Active has continued its three-year, £100m investment in its UK portfolio with the unveiling of the refurbished Salford Quays site in Manchester.

Despite having recently seen South African investment powerhouse Brait acquire a controlling stake in the business, the gym chain founded by Sir Richard Branson is pushing forward with plans to modernise its 100-strong UK portfolio.

As part of this, the Salford Quays Virgin Active, which is a favourite haunt of BBC talent working at nearby Media City, has undergone a £4.5m refurb.

The upgrade has seen the club’s gym floor, group exercise studios, changing rooms and swimming pool transformed, with an additional 1,400sq ft (130sq m) being added to the club.

The club features one of the newest additions to Virgin Active sites ‘The Grid’ – a functional training space where members can take one of four intense 30-minute classes, each on six core movements of push, pull, squat, lunge, twist and bend.

In addition, the gym has been reinvigorated with the addition of several pieces of specialised kit, including Wattbikes, Woodway Curve treadmills, Water Rowers and InBody Trackers.

Elsewhere, the group exercise studios have had a complete makeover and have doubled in size, while the brand new group cycle studio has been kitted out with 36 Technogym bikes.

“It is hugely exciting to reveal our completely refurbished club with its new look and feel to the community,” said Virgin Active Salford Quays general manager Shaun Cassidy.

“We hope the new facilities were worth the wait and will inspire and motivate more local people to come and see all that Virgin Active has to offer.’’

Virgin Active has continued its three-year, £100m investment in its UK portfolio with the unveiling of the refurbished Salford Quays site in Manchester.
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News

Virgin Active relaunches Salford Quays site as part of £100m UK investment

Virgin Active has continued its three-year, £100m investment in its UK portfolio with the unveiling of the refurbished Salford Quays site in Manchester.

Despite having recently seen South African investment powerhouse Brait acquire a controlling stake in the business, the gym chain founded by Sir Richard Branson is pushing forward with plans to modernise its 100-strong UK portfolio.

As part of this, the Salford Quays Virgin Active, which is a favourite haunt of BBC talent working at nearby Media City, has undergone a £4.5m refurb.

The upgrade has seen the club’s gym floor, group exercise studios, changing rooms and swimming pool transformed, with an additional 1,400sq ft (130sq m) being added to the club.

The club features one of the newest additions to Virgin Active sites ‘The Grid’ – a functional training space where members can take one of four intense 30-minute classes, each on six core movements of push, pull, squat, lunge, twist and bend.

In addition, the gym has been reinvigorated with the addition of several pieces of specialised kit, including Wattbikes, Woodway Curve treadmills, Water Rowers and InBody Trackers.

Elsewhere, the group exercise studios have had a complete makeover and have doubled in size, while the brand new group cycle studio has been kitted out with 36 Technogym bikes.

“It is hugely exciting to reveal our completely refurbished club with its new look and feel to the community,” said Virgin Active Salford Quays general manager Shaun Cassidy.

“We hope the new facilities were worth the wait and will inspire and motivate more local people to come and see all that Virgin Active has to offer.’’

Virgin Active has continued its three-year, £100m investment in its UK portfolio with the unveiling of the refurbished Salford Quays site in Manchester.
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FitnessOnDemand launches new live-streaming feature for all fitness clubs and their members
FitnessOnDemand (FOD) [IHRSA BOOTH 1509] the leader in on-demand content from the world’s most innovative fitness brands and celebrity trainers, this month introduces a new platform evolution for all club operators and their customers.
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Featured supplier news: Surge integrates Fisikal with HubSpot to drive business efficiencies and grow revenue
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Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
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Company profile: Jordan Fitness
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Red Light Therapy
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Flooring
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Salt therapy products
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Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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