Viva Gym – the gym for the people has arrived

2016-04-06 06:00
The Viva Gym in Port Elizabeth is situated in the 17th Quarter Shopping Centre.                               Photos: SUPPLIED

The Viva Gym in Port Elizabeth is situated in the 17th Quarter Shopping Centre. Photos: SUPPLIED

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Viva Gym – launched in South Africa in 2014 – entered the market with the intention of turning the fitness game on its head.

The international business model focuses on giving gym members exactly what they need, and by cutting out all the expensive extras, they are able to provide excellent service without costing the earth.

Another reason they’re such a hit? They don’t force customers into long-term contracts that are virtually impossible to get out of.

The Viva Gym in Port Elizabeth is situated in the 17th Quarter Shopping Centre, is over 2 000 m2 in size, and boasts a host of fitness solutions. These include a top of the range aerobic studio (with up to 160 classes per month), the biggest spin studio in PE uniquely offering virtual spinning, a cardio area, functional area, free weights as well as free parking and Wi-Fi.

The gym is able to offer a large range of world-class equipment at unbelievably low membership fees by being a “dry gym” – no pools and no steam rooms.

“We are a company for the people and we like to put into action what we stand for,” said SA CEO, Chase Emson and because of this, Viva Gym has been actively (pun intended) involved in various community projects from ‘Run for Retina’ to ‘Winter Woolie’ and also to their current initiative: The Viva Gym Bike Drive, which was launched to provide bikes and cycling equipment to the underprivileged in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth.

The Viva Walmer Bike Drive collection day will be on April 23 and they are calling on the public to get involved by donating old bicycles and cycling equipment to their premises on William Moffet Expressway.

Viva Gym is the flexible gym designed to accommodate each member’s individual needs. They pride themselves on their transparency, which means members can trust and rely on them for the best value for money when it comes to their gym workout.

For more info go to or call 041 367 3848.

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