Posts tagged “Virgin Active”

Gordon Brown and David Cameron form new exercise movement

>This is what confronted me on my recent visit on the London underground. It seems that Cameron is ahead, but only marginally.insight from Ray Algar

Virgin Active Growing Stronger in Italy

Virgin Active has announced plans to open another 10 clubs in Italy, adding to the nine it presently operates. Perugia is next to open. This follows the opening of its 4,500 square metre club in Milan which opened in May. Virgin seems to be cracking the Italian market which has very ...

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Virgin Active ask members to choose equipment

Good to hear that Virgin Active which operates 72 UK clubs is turning to its members for advice on important new equipment decisions. Virgin has decided to install the Nautilus Treadclimber into its clubs following a successful members trial at its Northampton club. Andy Birch, National Product Development Manager for ...

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From Virgin Active with love

  This week’s topical word is` integration`. I have found myself using it a lot as debate continues about the bringing together or integration (there’s that word again) of Virgin Active and Holmes Place. So many questions:   How compatible are the brand values? How sensitively will Virgin handle the process? Do they tread ...

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Richard Branson Buys Back Health Clubs

Have just read (Guardian 6th Oct 2005) that Richard Branson has got his cheque book out to buy back his health clubs from Bridgepoint for £134.5 (€198 million) - small change for Sir Richard. A quick calculation on the back of my son’s hand means that Bridgepoint (private equity) have ...

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