Virgin Active

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Virgin Active’s mission is to bring positive change to people’s lives, because life’s more fun when you move. Virgin Active Health Clubs help thousands of Vitality members to get moving and feel great.

Join a Virgin Active Health Club near you and pay the once-off activation fee of only R1 030 and a club access card fee of R120, for each adult 18 years and older. The main member and spouse will then save up to 80% on the monthly fee at Virgin Active. Adults can each earn 150 Vitality points for one visit a day to a maximum of 15 000 Vitality fitness points a year (per member on the Vitality membership). Dependants between 16 and up to 18 years old can earn 150 Vitality points a day for a workout (maximum one workout a day), up to a maximum of 10 000 Vitality points.

All children on Vitality between ages six and seven at Virgin Active’s Club-V and kids from ages six weeks to 13 years at Club-V Max, each save 50% on the monthly Virgin Active rate. Children younger than 18 get free access to Virgin Active if their parents are members.

Get started

To join a Virgin Active health club, go to www.virginactive.co.za or call 0860 200 911.

Need to know

Members who joined the benefit before 1 January 2010: Cost of Virgin Active access

  • No monthly fee for the first member on a Club membership
  • A reduced monthly fee for the second member
  • Gym membership is free for your dependants under the age of 18 years, if you or your spouse uses the Vitality benefit at Virgin Active.
Membership type/member   2014 rate for pre-2010 members 
Club membership Second member R130
Classic membership First member R680
Second member R810
Melrose Arch R680
Melrose Arch - Second member R810
Moses Mabhida R499.50
Moses Mabhida - Second member R629.50
Alice Lane R800
Alice Lane - second member R930
Premier membership First member R184
Second member R314

How to keep your current benefit

If you started using the Vitality gym benefit before 2010, there are no changes to your gym benefit. This means that to keep your benefit, you must visit the gym at least 36 times in a rolling 12-month period. At the end of every month we will count back 12 months to find out the total number of gym visits you had during that period. Only one gym visit a day will be counted towards this total visits requirement. Remember to always take your gym card to the gym with you. Your visits will be recorded at the turnstile. If the turnstile is not working, ask to sign the manual register at the gym reception.

What happens if you don’t visit the gym regularly?

If you don’t visit the gym at least 36 times in a rolling 12-month period, your gym benefit will be cancelled. You can start again, but new rules will apply. Under these rules you will receive a discount on the standard monthly gym fees and will have to make 36 visits to the gym in a rolling 12-month period to keep this discount.

To restart your gym membership, you will have to pay a once-off activation fee of R1 030 and you will get a discount of up to 80% off the monthly standard gym fees. You will also need to go to the gym 36 times in a rolling 12-month period.

Members who joined the benefit on or after 1 January 2010: Cost of Virgin Active access

  • Activate the Vitality gym benefit for R1 030 and a club access card fee of R120
  • The table below shows how the monthly fees work:
  Type of gym access: You save:
For you or your spouse Club (one gym) 80% off the standard monthly fees
Premier (any gym, except Classic gyms) 67% off the standard monthly fees
Classic (any gym) 50% off the standard monthly fees
For adult dependants (over the age of 18 years) Club, Premier or Classic 50% off the standard monthly fees
For child dependants (under the age of 18 years) Club, Premier or Classic Free visits – but only if you or your spouse uses the Vitality gym benefit
For Club-V 50% off the standard monthly fees – but only if you or your spouse uses the Vitality gym benefit
For Club-V Max 50% off the standard monthly fees – but only if you or your spouse uses the Vitality gym benefit

How to keep your current benefit

To keep the full benefit, you must visit the gym at least 36 times in a rolling 12-month period. At the end of the first year that you joined the Vitality benefit at Virgin Active, we count your visits to check if you’ve trained at least 36 times in that 12-month period. From then on, at the end of every month we count back 12 months to find out what your total number of gym visits was during that period. Only one gym visit a day will be counted towards this total.

Click here to see an example on how this works.

What happens if you don’t visit the gym regularly?

If you do not visit the gym at least 36 times in a rolling 12-month period, you will still have access to the gym but your discount will reduce to 50% off the standard gym fees every month. You will pay the increased fee until you have reached the required 36 visits in a rolling 12-month period again.

How to earn Vitality points

You, your spouse and adult dependants on your policy each earn 150 points for every workout at Virgin Active. You get points for only one visit each per day. All Vitality points you earn at the gym go towards the fitness points category.

The most Vitality fitness points each adult can earn in a year is 15 000 points.

Points will only be awarded for one fitness activity a day. If you complete two fitness activities in one day, then the higher points between the two will be awarded.

To check your points go to the Vitality Points Monitor. It will show you how many times you have visited the gym in the previous 12 months. It will also show you how many Vitality points you have earned from visiting the gym and from other health assessments that earn you points. Vitality points take two to four weeks to show on your Vitality Points Monitor on the website.

How to join

  1. First decide which Virgin Active Health Club you would like to go to.

Visit www.virginactive.co.za or call the Virgin Active call centre on 0860 200 911 to find out about the gyms. The monthly health club fees vary from Club to Club, so remember to ask about the fees of the health club you want to go to.

  1. Go to your chosen Virgin Active Health Club and sign up.

At the health club you will sign a gym contract; pay the once-off activation fee of R1 030 and a club access card fee of R120. Give Virgin Active your banking details for the monthly fees where applicable. Once you have signed up, you will be ready to start your workout immediately.

Remember to always take your club access card with you. Your visits will be recorded at the turnstile. If the turnstile is not working, ask to sign the manual register at the gym reception.

Need to know

  • The activation fee gives you access to your selected Virgin Active home facility.
  • If you change your home facility, Virgin Active will charge an administration fee. Please check this fee with Virgin Active.
  • To cancel your Virgin Active access, if you’ve had your contract for less than one year, please call Virgin Active on 0860 200 911. Virgin Active early settlement rules will apply. Please refer to Virgin Active for these rules.
  • If you do not have Premier access and go to another Virgin Active facility, you’ll need to pay a guest fee.
  • You can only belong to one of these accredited Vitality fitness partners: Virgin Active, Planet Fitness or Run/Walk For Life at the Vitality rate.
  • You can be a member of both Virgin Active and other fitness partners such as the National Golf Network and Curves.
  • If you or an adult on your Vitality membership has existing Virgin Active access, you can email your identity and Discovery membership numbers, branch name and contract start date and number to vitalityinfo@discovery.co.za. You’ll then earn Vitality points for your workouts. You can also do this by calling the Vitality call centre on 0860 99 88 77.
  • If you have an existing Virgin Active contract, you can’t join the health club at the Vitality rate until your existing contract expires, however you can earn Vitality points. All the Vitality points you earn at Virgin Active count towards the fitness points category. You’ll need to provide your details for the self-paid benefit to be captured on our system, as per the point above.

  • Virgin Active offers three membership options for you to choose from:
    1. With a Club Membership, you can go to one Virgin Active Health Clubs.
    2. With a Premier Membership, you can go to all Virgin Active Health Clubs in South Africa, except Classic Health Clubs.
    3. With a Classic Membership, you can go to all Virgin Active Health Clubs in South Africa and internationally.
  • There are also services specifically for children:

    • Club-V, a child-minding service for children from six weeks up to eight years.
    • Club-V Max, a kids fitness programme for children from six weeks up to 13 years.
    • Club-V access must be linked to a Vitality member on the same Vitality policy with an active Virgin Active benefit.
    • For more information, see the Virgin Active Pre-2010 Benefits and Virgin Active Post-2010 benefits.

Get started

To join a Virgin Active health club, go to www.virginactive.co.za or call 0860 200 911.

 

 

Get Started

  • To decide which Virgin Active you want to join, go to www.virginactive.co.za or call 0860 200 911.
  • Go to your chosen Virgin Active with your Discovery membership card or proof of your Vitality membership, complete the forms and pay the activation and card fees.
  • Give Virgin Active your banking details for the monthly fees where applicable.
  • Start enjoying your workouts immediately!