I visited Virgin Active Raffles Places 3
years ago and wasted no time signing up as a member. I remember being most fond
of its functional training area and the different classes like ZUU and Les
Mills GRIT and BodyPump, and impressed by the Relax and Recovery facilities found in the Raffles Place club.
Before joining the club, I was a
competitive runner who struggled with plateaus and nagging injuries accumulated
from many years of running, and my performance in races had been stagnant for
the longest time. However, thanks to HIIT classes like Les Mills GRIT, Zuu and
Ankorr, I was able to improve my anaerobic threshold and elevated my fitness
level significantly. Now, I’m able to run faster and longer without getting
fatigue as easily.
2016 was the year I made huge leaps in
terms of fitness and becoming a more well-round athlete. I participated in the
Bloomberg Square Mile Relay along with other Virgin Active members, and Reebok
Spartan Race and achieved good timings in all the events. I even got myself
certified as a Les Mills Grit Strength Instructor to spread my love for the
class, and as a form of giving back to the club.
Though the facilities were the reason I committed
to Virgin Active in the beginning, the people in the club have now become my
main source of motivation when it comes to going to the gym and work out! Everyone
from the staff, trainers and members never fails to make me feel right at home,
be it for my own workouts or teaching a group class.
I truly believe that I wouldn’t have become
the athlete I’m today if not for Virgin Active. Thank you Virgin Active, for
always pushing me to be better and making exercising fun again!
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