The 1st of October 2019 which is the Nigeria’s Independence Day also doubled as the Oakleaf Fitness fiesta 2019. The event which was organized by Oakleaf Pharmaceuticals Limited.it was held at the sports ground of the Isheri Mini Stadium, Isheri-Berger, Lagos State. It was the maiden event in the history of the company. The event which was titled “FITNESS VERSUS LIFESTYLE” is a part of the vision and mission of Oakleaf pharmaceuticals to create awareness about promoting a healthy lifestyle through fitness.
The event was slated to commence at 6:30AM. At the time, participants from Isheri-Magodo and its environs began to arrive at the venue. Registration of participants commenced at 7.00am. After registration, they were given the uniform for the event of the day.
The event started with workouts led by fitness trainers. The workouts were in different sessions and they were led by different fitness instructors who were present at the occasion. The workouts lasted for more than 90 minutes. There was also a dance-like workout session which was also led by another fitness instructor and the staff of Oakleaf and participants really enjoyed it. The heavens opened and rains started pouring. Despite the downpour, people were still having fun and working out in the rain.
The 5-A Side football and the table tennis also kick started alongside the workout sessions. The rain made the football pitch wet and slippery and that made the 5-aside football matches even more fun to watch. People sweating it out under the rain and people falling after a dribble or trying to bring the ball under control made for good comedic relief. Golf clubs were also made available for those who are inclined towards golfing.
The children that came were not left out. They worked out and bouncing castle was made available for them to further heighten their fun at the event.
There were pharmacists, healthcare professionals who were on ground to help with medical consultation, high blood pressure checkup, BMI (Body mass INDEX) and cholesterol and glucose checks.
Melodious music was dished out by DJ Wesley. Participants and staff of Oakleaf pharmaceuticals also danced away in the rain.
The people refreshed themselves after all the workout routines and football matches with samples of Calgovit products. The products were vitamin C orange and raspberry flavors, Calgovit calcium and the kids were served multivitamins for kids. They loved the products after sampling and some chose to buy the products. There was also hot coffee provided by NESCAFE to warm people up from the cold that the rain brought with it.
There was quite a good turnout of people at the event despite the continuous downpour of rain. They exercised, had medical checkups and advice, and engaged in games and some just chose to dance away all day. It was a fun experience and it ended by midday.