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Aerobic Class by Watwero Dance Initiative
Aerobic Class by Watwero Dance Initiative

Wed, 24 Apr

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The fire pit

Aerobic Class by Watwero Dance Initiative

Discover the transformative power of dance in Watwero's Dance Aerobics Class. Sweat out and be healthy with our holistic approach to fitness in Gulu.

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24 Apr 2024, 17:30 – 18:30

The fire pit, Jomo Kenyatta Rd, Gulu, Uganda

About the event

THE DANCE AEROBICS CLASS BY WATWERO DANCE INITIATIVE LIMITED.

The urban town of Gulu is growing rapidly. Many people are moving to the city to find work. The cost of living is hiking. This is forcing people to channel most of their energies in working to earn a living. These however come at the expense of people paying fewer attention to their health needs, which makes it associated with reduced holistic physical exercise done by people, reduced farming activities and more reliance on buying unhealthy fried street food. In developed countries, this transition in development is associated with increased non-communicable disease such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure, increased mental health problems like depression, anxiety and loneliness, among others. This in a long run has proven to be a silence killer within these developed communities. From interviewing a few people around Gulu city, they claim they walk daily, climb stairs in their offices and that it is physical exercise. Little do they know that their daily walking, climbing stairs and common workouts like treadmills and cycling provide fitness in only the sagittal dimension? The body needs workout from all planes, including lateral and rotational, which turns on and conditions all muscles, meaning no muscle is left behind. This is successfully achieved by a dance rooted aerobic concept. The department of health and human services physical activity guidelines state that for a health benefit, adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise, or 75 minutes to 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.

Watwero dance initiative limited is a cultural and creative art company. Among other creative activities, watwero embraces dance and sport as a mode of prevention and treatment of health, body and nutritional challenges. The company has both qualified and certified dance, sport and physiotherapists.

Watwero therefore proposed for their Aerobic class.

AN AEROBIC CLASS.

A normal aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment. With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness, practitioners perform various routines comprising a number of different dance-like exercises. Formal aerobics classes are divided into different levels of intensity and complexity and will have five components: warm-up (5–10 minutes), cardiovascular conditioning (25–30 minutes), muscular strength and conditioning (10–15 minutes), cool-down (5–8 minutes) and stretching and flexibility (5–8 minutes). Aerobics classes may allow participants to select their level of participation according to their fitness level. Many gyms offer different types of aerobic classes. Each class is designed for a certain level of experience and taught by a certified instructor with a specialty area related to their particular class.

ABOUT THE WATWERO’S DANCE AEROBIC CLASS

THE DANCE AEROBIC CLASS

The dance aerobics class is a physical, emotional and mental prevention and treatment to our health, body and nutritional challenges. It is a combination of rhythmic physical exercises, dance movements, yoga poses and nutritional dialogues that embraces the importance of cardiovascular health, strength and balance improvement, body gentility, cognitive performance boost, challenge to brain functioning, inclusion challenges, self-esteem and mood boosting.

THEME

SWEAT OUT, BE HEALTHY

GOAL

To promote a healthy lifestyle “physical, mental and social well being” among the people living in Gulu and its neighboring community.

FOCUS

  1. Engaging all communities within Gulu and around to appreciate the benefit of a healthy living through the aerobics session.
  2. Creation of a platform for dialogues between the community and expertise in the field of health.
  3. Working with qualified and experienced expertise to deliver rich sessions that help all participants achieve their health goals.
  4. Promotion of equity in access to health fitness service by all categories of people in our community in the long run.

SESSIONS

OVERVIEW

FACILITATORS

DURATION

Per week.

(General class)

A vigorous and an intense aerobics class

60 minutes

1 day

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wednesday

Elephante commons

Appointments. (Personal class)

Moderate-intense class

150 minutes

participants' choice of day.

INNOVATIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM

Whereas many social interventions or projects have been implemented to address the above issues, including gym centers, most of the existing platforms address only one aspect of health, the physical element. The aerobics class shall enable us to promote a much more holistic type of health and wellbeing, addressing physical, emotional and mental challenges through a combination of the rhythmic physical exercises, dance movements, yoga poses and nutritional dialogues.

Participants/organization either subscribe yearly to become full members of the aerobics class and enjoy the fringe benefits of subscription, or pay a daily fee of 5,000 Uganda shillings, weekly fee of 18,000 Uganda shillings or a monthly fee of 60,000 Uganda shillings to attend the health club activity sessions.

SUBSCRIBING TO THE AEROBIC CLASS

Subscription can either be individually, or as a company/Organization. A subscribed member pays an annual amount of 700,000 Uganda shillings. A subscribed company or organization pays an annual amount of 1,000,000 Ugandan shillings for every two people. He/ She enjoys the following.

  • Free entry to the weekly aerobic classes.
  • Access free drinking water during the aerobic sessions
  • Free entry to any of the company’s events and workshops

EXPECTED RESULTS

  1. Improved cardiovascular health.
  2. Increased body strength and balance.
  3. Improved body gentility.
  4. Boosted Cognitive performance.
  5. Improved brain functioning.
  6. Answers questions of inclusion, self-esteem and mood boosting.
  7. 80 percent holistic body fitness for the participants.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT WATWERO’S DANCE AEROBICS CLASS

Knowledge and poverty gap. Our aerobic classes identify and Train Street connected teenagers with yoga, dance and aerobic skills on top of communication, entrepreneurship and leadership skills through our monthly in-house seminars. This makes them not only become good physical fitness facilitators but also better entrepreneurs. The class then employs them to allow them to earn from their skills.

Health and nutritional challenge. Our class is also the solution to the health and nutritional needs for our community. This is through our interesting dance rooted rhythmic physical exercises mixed with yoga poses, motivational and nutritional dialogues.

Giving back to the community. Our classes invite our participants and partners to participate in fundraising to support the company’s service delivery strategies that are truly impactful to the community. This is through the extra fund that remains after paying the facilitators which are directed towards the community projects of skill me workshops, the in-house seminars and the community sensitization infotainment productions like the Taka Taka dance production and Gen Pwud Tye project which are all free for our community.

We endeavor to;

• Increase awareness about our partners within our network and our community.

•Enhance community exposure for our partner’s values, product knowledge, and other services offered.

• Provide opportunities for our partners to participate in our creative and cultural impactful projects to change lives in our communities.

We shall really be glad to work with you to empower our community’s health

Prepared by:

Watwero Dance Initiative Limited.

Tickets

  • Weekly fee

    USh 18,000
    +USh 450 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Daily fee

    USh 5,000
    +USh 125 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Monthly fee

    USh 60,000
    +USh 1,500 service fee
    Sale ended

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