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Safe Space for All: Virgin Active’s Pride Month Celebration

“Everyone is welcome. Young or old. Fit or unfit. It’s all good”, is the motto the world’s leading wellness club, Virgin Active is committed to by operating and providing services to all members regardless of their background or upbringing. Virgin Active aims to be a wellness club where everyone can exercise, build strength both physically and mentally as well as comprehensively meeting all the needs of members of all genders and ages.

June is the official month to celebrate inclusivity, diversity, and LGBTQI+ pride. In celebration of Pride Month, Virgin Active has organized social awareness activities for all staff and club members to enjoy. In addition to warmly welcoming all members, the club also places importance on the atmosphere and a working culture within the organization that is friendly and inclusive for everyone. Virgin Active believes that personnels are important in creating a positive experience for all members, therefore, the club strives to create a good working environment with an emphasis on diversity, inclusivity, and freedom of expression. In spirit of keeping Pride Month alive, all Virgin Active clubs are decorated with rainbow motifs and staff will wear brightly colored clothing to express themselves every Wednesday this June. Moreover, the club has also prepared many activities in the pipeline to create a safe space for everyone to express their authenticity and individuality regardless of gender or age.

Finding your inner peace

Inner peace is one of the many things we all long to experience. The word Chakras refers to the power center of the profound intelligence that resides within the body of every human being. Whereby, this union of power is intimately connected to the center in the brain. The human body consists of 7 chakras, which are located in different areas of the body. These chakras work best when they are all connected to the brain, in which the brain will bring out the inner abilities and energies within us. Therefore, in order to build ability and serenity, Virgin Active is organizing chakra yoga classes to help all members find their inner peace and improve their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, in a relaxing atmosphere. Whereby, this special 75-minute class will be held in every branch of Virgin Active, from 17 – 23 June 2023. In addition, Virgin Active is partnering with Panpuri to offer an exclusive relaxing massage with the “Proud to Please” surprise & delight activity, which is a 15-minute neck and shoulder massage that will be held from June 6 – 20, 2023. Members can register at the reception of their respective clubs for a new, relaxing experience at no additional cost.

Advocating for Individuality

Having the freedom to express yourself and the satisfaction of being yourself is yet another way to find happiness within. Therefore, it is important to advocate for individualism so that everyone can be the version of themselves that they want to be. This month, Virgin Active has joined hands with Siam Piwat to support the annual Pride campaign, organized to support diversity and gender equality in society, held under the theme “Beyond Gender”. The event aims to help resolve social issues in various dimensions, under 4 main topics namely, Gender Recognition, Marriage Equality, Sex Work Rights and Equal Right to Health for the LGBTQ+ community. Whereby, Virgin Active has participated in the promotion of building a healthy body beyond gender boundaries by setting up a booth and giving away free trials to visitors. There will also be a mini showcase of exercise and fitness talk under the theme “Embrace the love of yourself with wellness by Virgin Active” on June 17, 2023 at the Siam Central Atrium from Virgin Active’s team of fitness professionals.

To broaden the expression and pride of being oneself, as well as raise awareness for the importance of diversity and health in society, Virgin Active also came up with an online campaign for everyone to participate in. The social media challenge encourages everyone to post a video of their fitness experience at a Virgin Active Club in June 2023 on the popular platform TikTok. Whereby, the rules are as follows: 1. Post a video of your club visit on TikTok. 2. Follow us on TikTok @VirginActiveThailand 3. Insert hashtags #VirginActiveThailand, #VAPride2023, #ProudForPride 4. The first 400 people to post the video will receive a Virgin Active Pride T-shirt. 5.

Anyone can participate from today until 20 June 2023. The first 400 participates will be contacted by Virgin Active via inbox by 30 June 2023. For more information, visit all Virgin Active branches and online via www.virginactive.co.th, Facebook @VirginActiveThailand, Instagram @VirginActiveThailand, TikTok @VirginActiveTH, LINE @virginactiveth.

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