Barbell Exercises: Intense Classes For The Ultimate Burn
posted on 24 July 2018

The stereotype of a bodybuilder is more often than not a mountain of a man curling a hugely heavy barbell slowly and determinedly. The notion is that doing barbell exercises is synonymous with muscle building, and will get a person ‘swole’, as they say. While there’s no denying that you need barbells and other weights […]

HIIT’ing It Off: Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training
posted on 16 July 2018

Just hype or genuine hit (lols)? Many people struggle to find the time for exercise but with high-intensity interval training, it’s about maximum effort in a short space time. In this article, we’ll break down the trend that is HIIT and why it’s still one of our favourites and worth a go if if you havn’e […]

8 Reasons Why Kickboxing Classes Are Perfect For Beginners
posted on 5 July 2018

When wanting to start a new fitness routine and someone suggests kickboxing classes, you might think; “badass”. You would be forgiven for thinking, “as if boxing isn’t difficult enough on its own, we now have to throw in kicking, too?”. On top of which, the phrase kickboxing for beginners might sound like it’s in the […]

Group gains: The best classes for building muscle
posted on 28 May 2018

When you think about how to build muscle, your mind immediately goes to endless reps in front of a weight rack and mirror. While that is effective and a valuable part of your strength training journey, it doesn’t have to be the only part. There are as many ways to get ripped as there are muscle […]

Runners Guide to Tapering: Get Marathon Ready
posted on 7 March 2018

Getting fit and fast is not the only factor to guarantee a successful race day. Correct training will ensure you peak at the right time, which is on the day of your event, and correct tapering will ensure you arrive fully recovered on race day. Peaking and tapering requires a fine balance between ensuring full […]

In-Gym Training: How to Stay Fit for Football
posted on 27 December 2017

If the only training you’re doing for soccer season is on the field, odds are that you’ll soon be benched. Rather head to one of the Viva Gyms near your pitch and make your game stronger by making your body stronger. If you don’t believe the advice of someone who can barely get foot to […]

Bridal Bootcamp: Get Ready for the Wedding Workout
posted on 1 November 2017

D-day is fast approaching, and all the bridal battles may have left you feeling decidedly more Bridezilla than Princess Grace. Wedding stress can turn even the most level-headed Earth mother into a loaded cannon ready to explode at a moment’s notice (most often at a confused groom who is sure he proposed to a far […]

Slimming down for V-Day!
posted on 2 February 2016

February has come and that means just one thing: the roses are a little redder, the violets are a little bluer… and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Take a deep breath, it’s all going to be okay, luckily for you, there are still two whole weeks to prepare for the this day of […]

Get Started on The Battle Ropes Now!
posted on 25 January 2016

A new fitness sensation that is sweeping the globe and that is available at every Viva Gym is the Battle Ropes. Commonly misconstrued for purely sailing training, the Battle Ropes are a must-use piece of gym equipment for all those looking to pack on lean mass. Don’t be intimidated by this form of gym routine, […]