Virgin Active Career

Do you want to teach
group exercise classes?

We’re looking
for rockstars

Are you a born motivator with a passion for helping people achieve their fitness goals as a Group Exercise Instructor? Do you enjoy constantly learning and growing? Then apply to become our next Rockstar Instructor today.

Why Virgin Active?

Exclusive Opportunity – Elevate Your Skills to World-Class level

Become a fitness leader by joining our training programmes, catering to all levels from beginners to certified trainers. Elevate your skills in various classes for personal and professional growth, free of charge!

More benefits of working at Virgin Active
  • Community & Connection: Foster lasting relationships in a vibrant community.
  • Continuous Growth: Benefit from ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Flexibility & Variety: Teach a range of disciplines, from dynamic cardio to calming mindfulness sessions.
  • Rewarding Experience: Enjoy competitive compensation and the satisfaction of making a difference.

What we are looking for

  • Passionate fitness enthusiasts, eager to inspire and be role models.
  • Certifications in fitness, yoga, pilates, reformer pilates, cycle or specialised fitness areas. (But don't worry if you're not certified yet; we can guide you on your certification journey!)
  • Excellent communication skills, with a flair for motivating others.
  • A commitment to delivering heartfelt service and creating delightful surprising experiences.

How to Apply

  • Express Your Interest: Fill out our short form to tell us about yourself and your fitness journey.
  • Let's Meet: Successful applicants will be invited for an interview to share your story and teaching philosophy.
  • Audition: Show us your magic! Lead a mini-class demonstration to showcase your skills and how you connect with participants.
  • Welcome Aboard: If we're a match, we'll guide you through the next steps to becoming a part of our team, including any necessary training and certification processes.

Classes you can lead

Virgin Active SA offers a variety of athletic classes, including Boxing, Lift Club, Grid Training, and HIIT training.
Exercise to Music
Exercise to Music
Exercise to Music includes Indoor Cycling, Dance, and Aerobic classes such as Shape, Pump, Kick, Step, and Aqua Aerobics.
Our yoga classes feature our unique variations: Calm, Flow, and Align. Additionally, we offer Sound Bath classes as part of our yoga options.
Our Pilates classes offer both mat-based and Reformer Pilates sessions.

Athletic Instructors Box, Lift Club & Grid Training

Virgin Active offers top-notch equipment and classes with state-of-the-art kit & facilities to enhance group exercises and attract returning members.

For Athletic instructors, we require a basic fitness qualification but we can help you achieve a further certification in strength & conditioning if required.


Exercise To Music Cycle, Dance, Aerobics Instructors

Learning opportunities support career growth and reputation building, with free club access for fitness maintenance and group exercise delivery by instructors.

Basic fitness qualifications are required to apply for ETM roles – further certification in specific exercise to music genres can however be provided.


Yoga Instructors

We’re not just building a team; we’re creating a community. If you’re ready to take your passion for group fitness to the next level, we want to hear from you. Leave your details below and join the Virgin Active revolution.

Basic 200 or 300 hour Yoga training is required to apply – further certification in Virgin Yoga & Sound Bath is however provided.


Pilates Matt & Reformer Instructors

Joining the instructor family includes continuous fitness education through an online platform, live training courses, and qualifications to enhance skills.

Any basic fitness qualification is required to apply – however further certification in Matt Pilates & Reformer Pilates will be provided.


What is a basic fitness qualification?

Any fitness certification or program rated at level 4 or higher on the NQF is acceptable.

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?