Virgin Active brings lunchtime workouts in the CBD to a new and exciting level with a 10m climbing wall and an indoor heated pool.
For gym buffs working in the CBD, great news – Virgin Active will be opening its latest club at Marina One this Saturday (24 March).
This new training ground spans 26,000 square feet over two floors of The Heart, joining two other flagship clubs in the vicinity (Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar). More interestingly, it introduces two features you won’t find in other outlets – or any other gym in Singapore for that matter.
An indoor climbing wall, and a heated swimming pool within the gym? Now that’s a gamechanger.
10m-high climbing wall
Instead of your usual lunchtime workout routine, try scaling the 10m-high wall, which is itself a sight to behold. You’ll not only train your upper body strength, but also improve coordination between your hands, eyes and legs.
Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned climber, all members will have to sit through a safety briefing, where you’ll be taught how to use the harness and how to climb the wall properly.
The adventure starts by picking your route, depending on the level of difficulty you’re comfortable with. Then, you will proceed to clip yourselves onto one of the four automatic belaying lines to begin your ascent.
Functional Training Zone
Work up a sweat at THE GRID, where high-intensity workout classes focusing on strength, core and flexibility take place.
Indoor heated swimming pool
If you’re in between workouts, the indoor heated pool will be a haven you seek for muscle recovery. Its size – 20 metres in length and three lanes in breadth – is perfect for doing laps for cross training.
Looking to do intense but low-impact workouts? Here’s your chance. Group exercise classes, such as H20 Sculpt using foam weights, will be conducted in the pool. There will also be a hydrotherapy pool for relaxation and recovery.
Above all that, you can expect similar and familiar amenities available at other outlets: Pilates reformer beds for deep stretches, a cycle studio for spin lovers, as well as dedicated charging stations for smartphones.
Take a sneak peek at its amazing facilities here:
Virgin Active Marina One is located on the second level of The Heart at Marina One. From 24 March, it will be open from 6.30am to 10.30pm on weekdays, and 8am to 8pm on weekends and public holidays.