Virgin Active on Friday said a man who was caught on camera apparently masturbating on one of its gym floors had been banned for life from all their facilities.

The man was apparently caught on camera by another gym member who posted a video of him in action on Twitter.

In the clip, the man, dressed in red gym gear is seated on an exercise mat, his gaze fixed on his cellphone. His other hand is down his shorts, tugging movements visible through his red shorts.

A white towel is draped over a part of his body, but he continues as a woman and a man exercise a metre or so away from him.

The video was captured from one of the exercise machines by another gym-goer at the club’s Stellenbosch branch, and has since been shared on WhatsApp and social media.

Virgin Active spokesperson Carla White said he had been banned for life.

“Virgin Active is aware of a video circulating on social media and WhatsApp,” she said in a later statement.

“Our clubs are shared spaces and we will absolutely not tolerate depraved behaviour.

“We commenced our investigation as soon as we received the video. We have identified the member in question and have terminated his membership with immediate effect.”

It is unclear at this stage if the man’s actions will have any criminal consequences.

News24 has blurred his identity because his age has not yet been verified.

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Virgin Active on Friday said a man who was caught on camera apparently masturbating on one of its gym floors had been banned for life from all their facilities. The man was apparently caught on camera by another gym member who posted a video of him in action on Twitter. In...