Virgin Active Opens New Gym in Duo Galleria with a High Energy Athletic Training Class

by Peh Yi Wen
FITNESS  |  May 11, 2018
  • Virgin Active opens a boutique studio at Duo Galleria
    1 / 8 Virgin Active opens a boutique studio at Duo Galleria

    Barely two months after opening its Marina One flagship, Virgin Active has launched another new gym – this time, at Duo Galleria.

    The boutique club is tucked in a cosy corner on the ground floor of Bugis’ latest integrated development. With floor-to-ceiling windows all around the gym, working out there gives you a sense of being outdoors with its surrounding greenery. It’s almost like you’re at a retreat!

    Highlights: the H.E.A.T. zone, where their toughest high-performance workout takes place, as well as the pilates reformer studio – one of the largest in Singapore.

    We got a sneak preview of the gym ahead of its opening on May 12. Click right for a quick tour.

    All photos: Virgin Active

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  • Push your limits at the H.E.A.T. zone
    2 / 8 Push your limits at the H.E.A.T. zone

    H.E.A.T. stands for High Energy Athletic Training and it’s an all-new intense workout meant for anyone who hopes to build cardiovascular endurance and strength like an athlete.

    You can expect four to five stations, which includes rowing, Ankorr (a multi-planar resistance harness used by military and elite sports) drills and exercises on the Skillmill, a non-motorised treadmill designed to combine power, speed, stamina and agility training.

    Each class runs for 45 minutes and can fit up to 15 people.

    (Also read: Is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) For You?)

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  • Tone up in one of the largest pilates reformer studios
    3 / 8 Tone up in one of the largest pilates reformer studios

    With 20 reformer beds, Virgin Active Duo Galleria is now home to one of the largest pilates reformer studios in Singapore. Those new to this low-impact workout are encouraged to start with their beginner classical pilates reformer classes, before moving on to Reformer Athletic, which combines basic pilates movements with some cardio work in a HIIT format.

    Remember to bring a pair of socks!

    (Also read: The Best Pilates Classes in Singapore to Strengthen Your Core)

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  • Find your zen in Virgin Active’s Mind Body studio
    4 / 8 Find your zen in Virgin Active’s Mind Body studio

    Aroma diffusers at both ends of the studio help to set the perfect atmosphere for yoga classes held here. They include hot hatha yoga, vinyasa, restorative yoga and yoga core.

    While the bars are up in this studio, barre classes aren’t available here for the moment. “Perhaps in the future,” says a spokesperson.

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  • Get your spin fix in a dedicated Advanced Cycle Studio
    5 / 8 Get your spin fix in a dedicated Advanced Cycle Studio

    For fans of indoor cycling, the Advanced Cycle Studio makes for an immersive experience with a large screen up front that transports you to snowy mountains as you pedal to heart-thumping music.

    (Also read: 10 Fantastic Cycling Routes in Singapore)

     

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  • Destress at the High Energy Studio
    6 / 8 Destress at the High Energy Studio

    For stressed-out folks, this is where you want to be. A wide variety of dance and combat classes such as, Clubbercise, Les Mills’ BodyCombat and Fight Camp (exclusive to Virgin Active Duo Galleria) take place in this sleek-looking studio.

    It has everything from tear-drop bags and speedballs to battle rope suspension trainers that you can direct your pent-up anger to.

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  • Freshen up before heading off
    7 / 8 Freshen up before heading off

    As with all Virgin Active gyms, complimentary workout gear, bath towels, hand towels and cold scented towels are available for members, so all you really need to bring for a lunchtime workout sesh are your sports bra and shoes.

    The changing rooms are also equipped with lockers, hair dryers, and even hair straighteners to tame those frizzy locks before your important afternoon meeting.

    (Also read: 10 Best Facial Cleansers For Post-Workout That Won’t Dry Your Skin)

     

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  • Join a free Pop Pilates class at Duo public plaza on May 12
    8 / 8 Join a free Pop Pilates class at Duo public plaza on May 12

    In celebration of the opening of Virgin Active Duo Galleria on May 12, there will be a free outdoor Pop Pilates class just outside the club in the Duo’s public plaza. If you’ve always wanted to try this raved about workout created by Cassey Ho of Blogilates, now’s your chance! Simply register your attendance here. The class is open to the public.

    (Also read: These Fun Facts About Blogilates Founder Cassey Ho Will Surprise You!)

    And don’t worry if you missed the above opportunity. Similar free outdoor classes will be available on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week. For more information on the schedule and lineup of the classes, visit bit.ly/OutdoorsDuo.

    Virgin Active Duo Galleria is located at Duo, 7 Fraser Street, #01-09. From May 12, it will be open from 6.30am to 10.30pm on weekdays, and 8am to 8pm on weekends and public holidays.

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