Chad le Clos opens 100th Virgin Active Club
- By Jack Preston -
- Aug 24, 2012
Virgin Active ambassador and Olympic gold medal swimmer Chad le Clos was on hand this week to open South Africa's 100th Virgin Active health club, Balfour Park.
Accompanied by his loving father, le Clos cut the ribbon and tested the club’s pool on what was an historic day for the company. As Richard Branson this week explained, the impact of Virgin Active clubs on the lives of South African people has been immense.
Virgin Active Managing Director, Ross Faragher-Thomas, was also keen to point out the relevance of the health clubs, as they become the significant ‘third space’ – after work and home - in the lives of city dwellers. “It is no longer the exclusive domain of sportsmen, students and body builders. The club now attracts a wider audience and has become a social space and experience – rather than just a place to exercise.”
To find out where your nearest club is, visit the Virgin Active website.
Chad cuts the red ribbon, with a little help from Virgin Active South Africa's Managing Director Ross Faragher-Thomas...
...meanwhile staff at Balfour Park celebrate their first day on the job.