By Princewill Ekwujuru
TO improve the profes sional knowledge and practice for gym instructors and impact positively on physical fitness programs for fitness conscious Nigerians, Lucozade sport, the first specialized sport drink in Nigeria has kicked off its gym instructorsâ€™ forum.
The forum which was heldÂ Lagos had Dr Jack Mbom, a renowned fitness tutor as Consultant Speaker. The forum provided about 50 gym instructors with refresher trainings on how to better manage their gyms and offer practical, effective and improved fitness lessons for gym users in Nigeria .
Dr Mbom emphasized that physical fitness is considered a measure of the bodyâ€™s ability to function efficiently in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist diseases, and meet emergency situations. He highlighted stress reduction, loss of excess body fat, increased energy, and improved athletic performance as great benefits of physical fitness, stressing also the strategic roles of instructors in facilitating a total fitness.
Brand Manager Lucozade sport, Kunle Faloye stated that the importance of physical fitness can not be overemphasized thus the rationale why lucozade sport has taken the initiative to retrain the gym owners and help prepare them for international practice and certifications. Faloye said that lucozade Sport is keen on promoting practices that will immensely benefit health and fitness conscious Nigerians and help them live healthy and active.
He said â€œwe are genuinely committed to supporting platforms that promote healthy and fitness lifestyleâ€.
Faloye added that Lucozade sport has been specially formulated to give fitness conscious and athletic people the performance edge. Lucozade Sport quickly provides the re-hydration energy and edge it takes for you to win. It has since its launch into the Nigerian market, committed itself to promoting platforms that advocate mental and physical fitness and also educating the practitioners pan Nigeria .
He further explained that, â€œGlaxoSmithKline Lucozade Sport has a concentration similar to that of the blood and this allows for its quick absorption from the intestine to help hydrate the body. As an isotonic drink, it contains roughly the same number of dissolved particles as blood plasma in the human body. It is therefore absorbed into the blood stream more quickly and revealed by science as in a balanced proportion with the required body fluidâ€.
Notable among gym instructors at the forum were Olympic gold medalist, Enee Udo-Obong, Taiwo Daramola of Healthcare Spa and wasiu abase of Victors Consult.
Olympic gold medalist, Enee Udo-Obong commended Lucozade sport for this initiative describing it â€œas a right step in order which will scale up the practice of fitness instructors in Nigeria â€.