DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS & GAMES EMBRACES STAFF WELLNESS THROUGH AEROBICS
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Fri, 2015-07-10 13:16

Exercise is an integral part of life, promoting wellness and longevity in every individual. It is widely believed and accepted that exercising people are more productive to an organization, than non-exercising and sedentary population. It is out of this conviction that the University of Nairobi Staff Wellness Programme was born.

The programme started on 22nd May 2015, with over one hundred members of staff participating in the first aerobics class. The class has since grown in leaps and bounds under the seasoned instruction of David Wagude, who is an intern from Kenyatta University, and has also been instructing aerobics at the College of Health Sciences since the year 2013. 

 

The  very first day of class was marked with enormous  turn out and immense  motivation. Everyone who came, however green at aerobics was willing and ready to learn, ready to move. We started  with slow paced steps to ensure no one was left behind. The instructor progressively picked up the tempo  and at the end of it,  the participants were all smiles, sweaty and thirsty. Although not everyone had the proper gear, the class was amazing, and fun. At the end of it, it was quite clear the program was born of robust health and would grow into something bigger than any one of us would have thought.

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The next couple of sessions  saw the introduction of basic strength exercises for the legs and the core/ abdomen. In the above two photos, the class is performing standing side crunches for the abdominal muscles, and body squats for the legs. This workout was specific and targeted the largest muscle groups of the body. 

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