It was a huge ask for the heavier folk to keep pace with their more lighter counterparts.
It was three hours of perspiration – in a fun way – at Saturday’s My Life Health & Fitness Camp at Kyadondo Rugby Club.
Some 150 people of various ages, shapes and sizes took part and got down to rounds of jogging, muscle-stretching, frog-jumping and gymnastics. That got all of them drenched in sweat as they pushed their bodies to the limits.
Of course everyone was high on enthusiasm, but the will to stretch the muscles an extra angle was a preserve for the more flexible lot.
It was a huge ask for the heavier folk to keep pace with their more lighter counterparts, but that’s where the fun came in. They would be cheered on by their fellows, especially with the jogging, and that was motivation enough for them to push for another stride forward.
Instructor Jimmy Ssendijja taking the participants through drills
The activity started as early as 6.00am local time and ended three hours later with a briefing from the day's chief coach, Solomon Oyebode.
The initiative, Oyebode said, is committed to reducing the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in people through physical exercise, nutrition guidance, and regular check-up.
The commitment is a partnership of the health ministry, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCCA), Case Clinic, Uganda Police, and Uganda Rugby Union.
It returns next Saturday with a diabetes and blood pressure screening camp. Same venue.