25 March 2013

New outdoor active fitness programme for CT

The V&A Waterfront will continue their free Outdoor Active fitness programme during April.

The V&A Waterfront will continue their free Outdoor Active fitness programme during April. The programme, in partnership with Virgin Active, features a host of outdoor health and fitness classes and demonstrations at some of the V&A Waterfront’s scenic outdoor venues including the North Wharf, Croquet Lawn and Amphitheatre. The Outdoor Active programme runs until 11 April.

All classes and demonstrations are free and those familiar with the Virgin Active classes will be able to participate in some of their favourite classes in an outdoor setting. For those who are not familiar with the health club’s classes but keen to make some lifestyle changes or try something new, this is the perfect opportunity to do so in a fun and inspirational environment. Classes include Spinning, Yoga, Twentyfour, Colour Me Fit, Zumba, Fierce and the adi-active 5km run.

Construction of the boardwalk

The recently built boardwalk path that runs along the breakwater side of the property has a number of lookout spots which offer great viewing, and the boardwalk also forms part of a scenically located running route through the property. With 2.2km and 5km sign-posted route options it is ideal for the adi-active 5km run, where participants will experience the latest adidas running equipment with professionals on hand for any queries.

Why not start your day doing Hatha Yoga asanas (postures) and complex flowing sequences designed to condition your body’s major joints and muscle groups on the beautiful Croquet Lawn overlooking the V&A Waterfront? Or if it’s high intensity exercise you prefer, then Twentyfour might be the class for you - it’s a high intensity interval training based workout that is ideal for weight loss and body conditioning where 24 exercises are done in as many minutes.

“Young, old, fit and unfit, all are welcome to participate in Outdoor Active. One of the unique features of the V&A Waterfront is its wide open, accessible and picturesque public spaces, and this initiative is the perfect way for us to share what we have with our community in a new way,” said Carla White, spokeswoman for the Waterfront.

Different classes on offer

Thursday, 4 April will feature the Club-V Twisty Tales class which allows children to explore movement through stories. Twisty Tales takes kids on an adventure by listening to stories and using their imagination to act out animal characters while using fun props. Or discover the Virgin Active ‘Live Happily Ever Active Project’ which will be open to all at the V&A Amphitheatre. The project aims to prove that being active can make one happier.

To sign up for classes simply register online here. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email as well as a reminder email the day before the class.  All class participants will also receive a booklet of special offers, redeemable at a range of food and beverage and retail outlets at the V&A Waterfront.

“The V&A Waterfront’s location on the edge of town as well as the surrounding CBD and Atlantic Seaboard areas means it is ideally placed for Capetonians to eat, work, live and play here. As an extended neighbourhood of the city of Cape Town it is also the perfect location for urban-living flat dwellers to exercise outdoors in a safe and picturesque environment,” said White.

Whether it’s yoga, running, dance or intense workouts you prefer, do it all outdoors at the V&A Waterfront this April with the best professionals from Virgin Active to guide you every step of the way.




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