Planning to travel yet having second thoughts because of your workout schedule? You need not worry about your work out schedule while in Uganda. Fit Clique can provide what you need. You can actually stay fit while travelling without worries of being possibly molested in a gym dominated by men. Add that to the list of where to go and what to see in your next visit to Kampala. Worry no more for Uganda can provide you an environment where you can be as comfy as you are at home. Uganda, now has a female-only gym that really suits women out there.
Everyone can have their step for wellness. However, does every environment can give equality and can manage to maintain peace and no discrimination policy? It really is important to be comfortable and work out at ease, but, what if we were not able to have this when we’re trying to be fit? Here is a story of a woman who made everything possible.
While women in Uganda can use a BBG program, an entrepreneur and writer named Mildred Apenyo opened Fit Clique in Kampala in 2014. It was the very first “ Female-Only “ gym, promising a safe space for every woman who wants to enjoy wellness.
Fit Clique Goal
Apenyo’s goal is to change the thought that tough workouts and muscles are just for men. She recalled going into a mixed gym to lift weights and was subjected to borderline sexual harassment. She mentioned that she was being questioned by men for she chose to have weight training and even pointed her to have aerobics class. But that wasn’t all, a man threw a dumbbell at her when she refused to give him the equipment she was using.
With that kind of experience, Apenyo felt obligated to create a gym where women could feel safe to be themselves and be comfortable to wear the exercise outfits without consequence.
Alpenyo said, “ This bill that talked ill of women’s bodies fueled my passion further to create a place where women could feel safe to be themselves. “
She aims women to engage more challenging activities such as kickboxing, self-defense and strength training freely, without discrimination, molestation or restrictions from anyone or anything. With this amazing idea she had, any woman could be anything they want to be. She was also able to impel not only women’s human rights but also built them for a fiercer and can defend themselves from anyone.