The second edition of the monthly ‘Keep Fit Lagos’ on Saturday attracted many more participants, with Lagos residents trooping to the Mobolaji Johnson Arena as early as 7:00 a.m. for fitness exercises.
The monthly aerobics program recorded more participants than the maiden edition, which took place on December 11, 2023.
The monthly Keep Fit Lagos exercise is an initiative of Damilare Orimoloye, Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Sports, in collaboration with the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC).
The two-hour program (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) features aerobics, flexibility, strengthening and stability exercises, as well as health talks.
Orimoloye said the turnout was impressive, adding that Lagos residents were adding more value to the program.
“I want to acknowledge the fact that the numbers have increased, and I am happy with the improved turnout.
“It is not just about us getting the numbers alone, but getting the numbers fit physically and mentally, and we appreciate all the brains behind this project, especially our amiable Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“We also thank other partners like the D-G of LSSC, Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafaar, sponsors who brought in their products like FEBBS water, Forever Living Products, among others.
“We also appreciate Lagos residents for coming out in their large numbers to participate in the program because it's for them,” he said.
Orimoloye assured that the program would be sustained to get more people fit, adding that the third edition would take place on Feb. 17.
The Director-General of LSSC, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, said the program would attract more incentives for people to get the real benefits.
“Keep Fit Lagos is growing bigger and will continue to get better. We will see that more people come out to get fit in Lagos and environs.
“This program is one of the good things we can give to our people. We will continue to contribute our quota to the well-being of Nigerians and Lagos citizens in particular,” he said.
One of the attendees, Shade Kelani, told NAN that the program was a well-thought-out initiative.
“This is what we normally pay for in various gyms in Lagos, but we are getting it free here.
“We thank the Lagos State government for this initiative, which will improve our well-being, and we say kudos to Gov. Sanwo-Olu,” she appraised.