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Tunji Andrews: Fitness is the Future

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I hosted 30 people to a boot camp which required us all arriving at the premium gym, BodyLine Ikoyi for 9am prompt. I include prompt because at exactly 9am the fitness trainers started the boot camp. Sticklers for punctuality, I tell you; or maybe that just added on to the fact that this was a boot camp, so clearly they meant business.

Now what stunned me was the number of people who indicated interest. I thought I sparked a lot of interest from interested parties at the last boot camp  which I held two months ago, but it was nothing compared to this one. People sent DMs pleading to be part of the bootcamp, even after I had selected my final 30 and even that in itself, was a grueling process as there were so many people to choose from. I ended up asking a third party to select at random, to ensure there was no bias.

It was impressing to find that people turned out on time, dismissing the Nigerian time theory. It was also note worthy that  this many people were looking to dedicate what could have been their extra hour of sleep, to this boot camp.  This could also mean that healthy cafes such as a personal favorite, smoothie and fresh salad bar, Majik Juice, could well benefit from this surge of health fanatics.

So, I’ll insert some free entrepreneurial advice. If you’re looking for a good business idea, a healthy cafe might just be your best bet right now. You’re welcome.

In this part of the world where you’re either hustling to make ends meet or sleeping, this is huge. It is a clear indication that we, as a people, are starting to not just care about making the money but caring about being alive in time to reap the fruits of our labour. And believe me, nobody labours like we do.  The levels of stress we go through makes it imperative that we find some balance, and what better way than exercising and eating healthy?

Fitness really is the future and I’m glad we’re starting to get with the program.

Tunji Andrews is the Lead economist at TTAC Africa, a European Union consultant, under the EU SUFEGOR project, a financial literacy advocate and a renowned media personality.His work, which brings him in contact with thousands of people, continues to help bridge the knowledge gap within the Nigerian society, in the areas of Macro economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship.He's an award winning business radio show host, with various radio shows across the country, Co-host on Ndani TV's analyse this and celebrity blogger hosting the #DearEntrepreneur series on Pulse TV.

2 Comments

  1. Olori

    November 9, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Yes it is! We’re working on designing our fitness retreat. Thanks for this Tunji Andrews. Eye opening!

  2. Ephi

    November 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    That is an opportunity right there for those who can ‘see’

    I am glad that gradually ‘African time’ concept is fading away. Way to go.

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