In the latest episode of Inside Africa, CNN International meets Nigeria’s fitness enthusiasts turned entrepreneurs who are launching new businesses inspired by a growing desire to stay active, healthy and fit.
The programme meets Aminadab Allen Adegboro, CEO of Pitstop Lagos, a group created in 2019 in which dozens of cyclists gather to ride all around the Lagos region to stay active and fit.
“We’re building a family in Pitstop Lagos itself. And I believe there’s still many people out there that would love to be part of our family, and we’re still waiting for those people. We’re still planning. We are planning to expand, you know, growth. So I think growth for Pitstop Lagos will be a continuous thing,” says Adegboro.
Dominic Mudabai, a personal trainer and fitness instructor, tells CNN he believes that people care about exercise now more than ever. “What we now have is a fitness consciousness. People want to now engage themselves in fitness to be healthier to look good, to feel good because of the benefits they get mentally, physically and even emotionally. In Nigeria, it’s grown exponentially over the years, and I believe it will grow even more,” he says.
In Nigeria, an increasing interest in playing sports, exercising and staying active and fit has the country on the verge of what some describe as a fitness revolution.
Inside Africa explores the rise of cycling and martial arts, such as Taekwondo, as growing fitness activities in the country.
The CNN’s interview with Aminadab Allen Adegboro and other activities of Pitstop Lagos: