Branson launches ‘streaker training’

2010-06-01 00:00

VIRGIN Active has launched a training programme that is aimed at getting its members into shape ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

A “Streaker Training” class led by Sir Richard Branson this week kicked off a nationwide programme at the gym chain.

The launch class featured club regulars in the nude, their modesty protected by the flags of some of the nations competing in the tournament.

Branson visited Virgin Active to test out the new classes members can look forward to for the next two months. “To celebrate and help the South African fans prepare, Virgin Active SA is launching Training the Fans”, three football-themed classes to ensure they are fan-fit and can play their part in supporting their team.

He said: “The World Cup is an amazing opportunity for the rest of the world to get to know the real South Africa. I’m convinced visitors will leave as in awe as I am of the country’s passion, culture and people. South Africa has a special place in the heart of the Virgin Group and we’re proud to join the fans in welcoming this historic tournament!”

The three classes that will run at Virgin Active gyms across South Africa are:

• Streaker Training — aimed at toning and tightening for the inner exhibitionist

• Bend It, My Bru — an introductory yoga class aimed at improving flexibility, reducing training injuries and kicking stress out of bounds; learn to enjoy compromising positions

• Supa-Socca Circuit — aimed at improving stamina; it is said the circuit promises to separate the boys from the men

Virgin Active staff recently received Bafana Bafana shirts to ensure they show their full support of Bafana Bafana on Football Fridays.

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