Our People

Through our 100% Human Stories we aim to inspire current and future team members by featuring people from every part of our business, discussing openly and honestly their unique experiences. Illustrating our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone belongs.

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Don't take it from us, read a couple of our exceptional people's stories.

 

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Danny Dean 

Tell us something unique about yourself

One of my ambitions was to always work abroad and open a new club as a General Manager for Virgin Active. In 2017 I was lucky enough to open our new boutique group exercise concept in Singapore, and I also worked in Singapore's founding Club, Raffles. I learnt the fundamentals of training, recruiting and building a team for a club opening and how to inclusively manage everyone from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

I drive a Harley, (post my quarter life crisis), I used to play competitive footy throughout my 20s and I have two dogs, Dave and Daphne and a 8-month old boy 'Wills'.

Who are you at work?

I'm high energy, love a chat and bouncing my thoughts around and enjoy having challenging, open and constructive conversations. I'm passionate about self-development, spreadsheets, detail, coaching and working closely with people.

What are your dreams for the future?

I have worked for Virgin Active for over 9 years and still have many projects and aspirations. One of which is becoming the employer of choice for PT's in the UK and famous for PT member engagement.

Charlotte Holmes

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Tell us something unique about yourself
‚ÄčI represented England at Miss World back in 2012. Competing at Miss World involved 6 weeks of touring around China, before ending up in Mongolia for the final show, which was internationally televised. It was a whirlwind experience that I will treasure for a lifetime. 

Who are you at work?
I want people to feel safe in my class. This helps them to push a little further than before, or to be a little softer on themselves, dependent on what they need that day. I encourage people to work with their bodies and to be kind to themselves if they are not able to achieve something they previously have. As much as yoga can be a demanding practice, my aim is to make it fun and accessible for all levels, whether it's your first time or you are years into your journey. 

What are your dreams for the future?
To one day retire to a small house next to the ocean with my man and dog so we can surf daily. 

What excites you about your role?
Everything excites me about my job, mainly because I have the huge opportunity to share the wonderful practice of yoga with so many people. Yoga is often 'misunderstood'. I want to create a programme that is accessible, enjoyable and life changing for everyone.