Win 12 Personal Training Sessions With Virgin Active Worth R3,500!

Plus get the abs you've always wanted in six easy moves.

This post is sponsored by Virgin Active |

The weather may be cooling down but that doesn’t mean you should skimp on your workout routine. Whether you want to maintain those muscles or get in the best shape for summer, these six exercises by Ceri Hannan, the National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa, will set you on the path to solid abs…

6 Moves To A Killer Six-Pack

1. Side plank

On your forearm, place yourself into a side plank position. Then place your free hand behind your head (as you would when doing traditional sit-ups) while tensing your obliques and hold the position. Do 10 reps then switch sides.

2. Triangle crunch

Kneel on your left leg, positioning the right straight to your side. Place your left arm on the floor and your right behind your head. Tense your obliques by bringing your right knee towards your right elbow. Do 10 reps, alternating sides each time.

3. Hanging leg raise

Hang from a chin-up bar and extend both arms using the standard wide grip or medium grip position. Your legs should be straight, with your pelvis rolled slightly backwards – this will be your starting position. Raise your legs to a 90-degree angle. Exhale as you perform the movement and hold the contraction for a second. Do 10 reps.

4. Cocoons

Start by lying flat on your back with your legs straight and your arms extended behind your head. Tuck your knees towards your chest and rotate your pelvis while bringing your arms back over your head to perform an abdominal crunch motion. Pause briefly and repeat from the starting position. Do 10 reps.

5. Decline crunch

Lie down at the end of a decline bench with your legs straight and hands on either side of your head, keeping your elbows in. Pushing the small of your back down in the bench, isolate your abdominal muscles and start rolling your shoulders off it. Continue pushing down as hard as you can with your lower back while you contract your abdominals and exhale. Hold for five seconds and begin to come down slowly again to the starting position as you inhale. Do 10 reps.

6. Reverse crunch

Lie down on the floor with your legs full extended and your arms on either side of your torso your palms flat on the floor. Raise your legs up so that your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and feet are together and parallel to the floor – this is the starting position. Then, while inhaling, move your legs towards your torso and roll your pelvis backwards, raising your hips off the ground. At the end of this movement, your knees will be touching your chest. Move your legs back to the starting point while exhaling. Do 10 reps.

Win Yourself Some Personal Training Time

Want a six-pack, strong arms, good quads, and a whole lot more? Virgin is running a competition in which you could win 12 sessions with a Virgin Active personal trainer. Yes, that’s right – you could win yourself 12 one-on-one personal training sessions and you don’t have to be a member to enter! Virgin Active will give you a six-month complimentary membership voucher if you aren’t yet signed up to train at their gyms.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Enter below.

P.S. If you don’t win the prize this time round, keep an eye and enter next time round as this is the first of four Virgin Active competitions offering this amazing prize!

Virgin Active personal trainer

This competition is closed

  • This competition closes on 25 July 2019.
  • All participants must be over the age of 18.
  • To enter, audience must comment on the competition post and tell us what goals they would like to reach with the help of one of our personal trainers.
  • All valid entries will go into a lucky draw and the winner will be chosen by means of a random number generator.
  • The judge’s decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  • All Virgin Active staff, tenants, contractors and their immediate family members will not be eligible to be in this lucky draw.
  • The prize cannot be transferred, sold or exchanged for cash.
  • Winners will be matched to a personal trainer of Virgin Active’s choice at the member’s home club, but winners do not need to belong to the gym to be able to redeem the prize.
  • If the winner is not a Virgin Active member, he/she will be allowed to redeem the prize at a club of their choice.
  • Virgin Active will also provide the winner with a six-month complimentary membership voucher if he/she does not have an active Virgin Active membership.
  • All personal training sessions must be booked directly with the personal trainer as assigned.
  • If email addresses are provided, you may receive promotional information from Media24 and/or competition sponsor.
  • Winners will be notified by Virgin Active via telephone or email, and will forfeit prize if unreachable or if prize is not claimed within four weeks of notification.
  • Should the winner not be contactable, Virgin Active reserves the right to award the prize to a new winner.
  • Virgin Active reserves the right to use the winner’s image/details in future media, at Virgin Active’s discretion.
  • Virgin Active reserves the right to document the winner’s journey with the personal trainer through photos, video and/or written content. This content will be used in Virgin Active print, online and/or video-based marketing materials, as well as any other company publications.
  • All personal training sessions must be redeemed by 31 July 2020.
  • This is the first of four competitions to win this prize.

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