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Virgin Active is set to kick off 2016 as the first gym club to offer nutrition coaching alongside training to help members realise their New Year health and fitness goals. The World Loves Melbourne (Samantha and Brook) was invited along to the launch to meet Dr Krista Scott-Dixon and participate in a session. 

Virgin Active knows that when it comes to results, making healthy choices is the secret to success.

Combining regular exercise and good nutritional practices makes gym-goers between three to ten times more likely to see results and achieve their goals[i] – that’s why Virgin Active has teamed up with NA nutrition education program, Precision Nutrition (PN). Favoured by leading fitness professionals around the globe, PN complements the clubs’ world-class facilities, innovative classes and equipment with something equally tasty and innovative: nutrition coaching. Free for new members and at an introductory price of only $75 for existing members who sign up until 28 February 2016, the Virgin Active PN nutrition coaching program includes a comprehensive nutrition manual with sections for at-home reading, teamed perfectly with two in-studio seminars provided by Virgin Active’s nutrition certified coaches.

Members can book themselves into a 30 day fitness planning session with a trainer, kicking their new nutrition and fitness knowledge into action. Up to five Virgin Active trainers per club will be certified as a level 1 Nutrition Coach through the PN training program – a qualification recognised and approved by Fitness Australia - plus they will be able to offer 1:1 Nutrition Coaching to complement personal training should members require more personalised attention.

Samantha from The World Loves Melbourne is a Personal Trainer herself and enjoyed the session and the holistic approach.

Professor, instructor and PN program creator Dr Krista Scott-Dixon says: “For me, nutrition is about wellness and self-care rather than a huge focus on calorie-counting or eating one food over the other. Precision Nutrition offers no-nonsense advice on wholesome, quality, unprocessed foods and habits that are easily built into your normal day-to-day life and it has been designed to give you the best training results. I was excited to help train Virgin Active’s trainers so that they can deliver brilliant seminars and ongoing nutrition coaching – I’m looking forward to seeing this unique program roll out in all health clubs.” Virgin Active Managing Director Scott Hood says: “We are delighted to launch 100% Certified Nutrition Coaching through all of our clubs this January. As the first health club to offer such a program, it is in line with our ongoing aim to offer the most innovative fitness facilities and services in the country. We can’t wait to see our members achieve their desired results starting with this New Year.”

The program provides a no-nonsense, simple way to implement positive behavioural changes in your life.

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As well as the starter guide which offers everything you need to know about good nutrition to complement training, members can access extended online PN content such as meal plans, credible articles, tools and links to apps.

Virgin Active health clubs offer state of the art facilities including an extensive range of weights, over 230 innovative group classes per week such as The Grid, Coach by Colour and Antigravity Yoga, indoor climbing zones, a range of facilities to help you relax and unwind including Mind & Body studios, sleep pods, a liquid therapy Aqua Lounge and sparkling clean saunas.

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Virgin Active’s suburban clubs offer amazing facilities for kids, from short-term crèche facilities for children as young as six weeks, through to dedicated group exercise classes for little movers and shakers between the ages of 8-12. Members can drop their kids off in Virgin Active’s safe and supervised dedicated kids’ environment while they get some exercise “me-time”. Virgin Active Health Clubs are located in Sydney (Moore Park, Pitt Street Mall, Norwest, Frenchs Forest) and Melbourne (Bourke Street and Collins Street). To find your nearest club, visit To find out more about Precision Nutrition, visit #VirginActiveNutrition #VirginActiveAustralia