On Saturday 8th October 2022, Ndere cultural centre, Ndere troupe and NTN fitness (Kyewaggula) showcased an interesting fitness concept that involved indoor cycling alongside beats of african music, performed live from indeginous instruments by Ndere troupe.
The proprietor of the event, Newton Mbaziira says “we wanted a new fitness experience out of the common fitness drills that mainly go alongside western pre-recorded music. A live performance of what someone is working with is a two way benefit, you get fit and entertained at the same time. It’s really exciting to cycle on beats of Nankasa and Bakisimba while you watch the Ndere troupe do what they do best.”
With all attendees on their bikes, musical instruments in place and performers present, the event kicked off at 8:00am at Ndere’s cave arena with live performances from various cultures in Uganda; Buganda, Busoga, west nile, Karamoja, Ankole, Bunyoro, Tooro and Burundi, and it’s to this rich cultural music that the attendees cycled their bikes along.
A heavy downpour started only a few minutes into the event and lasted until the end of the event. That didn’t move the attendees nor the Ndere troupe. The attendees were rather excited about the rain and continued cycling all the way through it for a session that lasted for 1hour and 30minutes, and then a second session that lasted the same time. The sounds of Ndere troupe went on throughout the event and dancers kept dancing in rounds going through rows of the attendees cycling.
The key attendees of this event included Former CEO of Vision group; Robert Kabushenga and Nathan Samson Igeme Nabeta the member of parliament for Jinja Municipality East. and both endured the rain and told stories about their experience with Ndere and NTN fitness on their social media platforms, as a very thoughtful way to get fit in 2022.
Watch the Recap of the event here