Step into Virgin Active at #06-01 Tanjong Pagar Centre and this is what you’ll see: sprawling floor space of more than 30,000 square feet, with ample space for you to kick back and relax. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in lots of natural light, and offer stunning views of the Marina Bay skyline. Grab-and-go food and beverages by SaladStop! and Nutrition Depot are available at the lounge. Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar is open from 6.30am to 10.30pm on weekdays, and 8am to 8pm on weekends and public holidays.
1 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: LoungeRead more
2 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: Female Changing RoomRead more
A changing room can make or break your gym experience, given how you’ll be spending as much – or more – time in it as your workout. This one checks all the boxes: Sufficient lockers with intelligent lock systems (without having to bring your own padlock), enough room to walk around without accidentally brushing against sweaty bodies, plus generous mirror space to admire yourself and do what you have to. The lockers even have built-in vents to improve air circulation, so there’s none of the musty smell when you retrieve your belongings after class!
3 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: Female Changing RoomRead more
Oh wait, did we mention that the changing room stocks hand soap and moisturiser from luxury Thai brand Panpuri Organic Spa? The scent is so relaxing.
4 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: Charging Stations For SmartphonesRead more
Another thing to love about the changing room: There are stations to charge your smartphone, so you’ll never have to worry about missing calls or texts “because I went gym-ing and my phone died”. This isn’t unique to Virgin Active though; a few other fitness clubs have charging stations too. We only wish this was a standard offering at all gyms, in this digital-reliant age.
5 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: Cycling MachinesRead more
Located in the open training zone, these are no ordinary spinning bikes. They are fitted with cycling diagrams that show you real-time, how effective your spinning is (i.e. whether you need to step up the intensity). Let’s just say you don’t need a trainer to breathe down your neck and tell you exactly what to do in the middle of a workout.
6 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: Grid ClassesRead more
Tough it out in one of the Grid classes, which are based on high-intensity interval training (HIIT). In 30 minutes, expect to torch up to 500 calories doing a range of bodyweight and core-centric movements. You may get to use badass equipment like Bulgarian bags, fitness tyres and push sleds in some of the classes. HIIT workouts are so popular because the calorie burn doesn’t end there. Your metabolism will hit a new high for hours after!
7 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: Dance StudioRead more
Not forgetting the groovy ones, Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar has a spanking huge studio for Pulse, Pound, Piloxing, Zumba classes and the like. Built with spring flooring to reduce impact on joints, this dance studio can comfortably accommodate up to 50 pax. Boogie away!
8 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: High Altitude StudioRead more
This has got to be the highlight of the gym: Working out in a low-oxygen environment to boost your cardiovascular health and respiratory system. Though this altitude studio may seem like the best fit for athletes and those who do extreme sports like mountain climbing and obstacle races, altitude training will benefit anyone looking to improve their overall fitness, and increase their rate of fat burn!
9 / 9 Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar: Himalayan Salt Inhalation RoomRead more
When you’re done pushing yourself, take a respite in this Himalayan salt inhalation room, a well-loved facility in Virgin Active. Sink into a chair, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Inhaling salty air is said to be good for the lungs and skin, among other benefits. That aside, you’ll enjoy a moment of peace and comfort in this 32-deg-C-heated room.
LIFESTYLE | 24 July 2017
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