Friday, 24 April 2020 19:06

Everyone is welcome at Virgin Active.

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Meet Ilana Slomowitz. She is pure light and energy bundled into an experienced, powerhouse package. Since 2005, Ilana has led group exercise classes at Virgin Active – and she has no intention of slowing down, even at the age of 79.

Ilana teaches Stretch, Barre, Dance, Pilates and Yoga at Virgin Active Point, Barre and Stretch at Virgin Active Century City as well as Dance and Stretch at the retirement home where she resides. After living in Israel for 17 years and graduating with degrees in specialised physical education for seniors and pilates, yoga aqua and stretch from the Wingate Institute, Israel, Ilana now has a loyal following for her classes in Cape Town.

Drawing on her repertoire of dance moves from her years as a professional dancer for a Spanish dance company, she is sure to put you through your paces. “I’m 79 years old and still kicking ass!” she says.

We agree – and love her for embodying how we can all #LiveHappilyEverActive.

Follow Virgin Active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit to catch one of Ilana’s heart-pumping workouts. Virgin Active members also have access to other online workouts via the Virgin Active app.