Updated 12 December 2014

Sir Richard Branson trains at The Point

Yesterday Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Active, participated in an outdoor Grid class at The Point Health Club.


Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Active, made an impromptu visit to The Point Health Club yesterday afternoon to participate in an outdoor Grid class. Much to the delight of members, Branson took his place on the outdoor Grid and had it out with the battle ropes.

Quick training pit stop

The Grid is a new exercise class – designed by product manager, Ceri Hannan and exclusive to Virgin Active. The innovative programme is designed to get people moving better, faster and more effectively using six primal movements we use every day: Push, Pull, Squat, Bend, Twist and Lunge. Not only did Branson participate in the class but interacted with members and staff in the club.

Branson arrived by helicopter from Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek, hopped on a Harley Davidson to get through traffic and arrived at The Point in time for an afternoon Grid class. The quick training pit stop on the way to Cape Town International, after lunch at Shimmys, is typical of this inspiring entrepreneur’s playful nature combined with his passion to get people healthy and active.

It’s not only the man himself who will be able to pop into the closest club this December. All Virgin Active members have their memberships upgraded to Premier status this month to ensure you can stay active over the festive season. So, wherever you find yourself this summer you can visit – and train – in any of the over 113 clubs countrywide, excluding Classic Clubs Alice Lane, Melrose Arch, and Moses Mabida.

You never know who you could be training next to this summer!

Read more:
Virgin Active wants you to share your ‘Stuff’
Colour yourself fit with Virgin Active
Virgin Active offers Kettle Bell classes

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