Superstar Darey Art Alade hosted the exclusive launch event while guests present included Segun Awolowo, Bassey Albert, Insanity Workout Commissioner for Finance Akwa Ibom State Toni Kan, Ireti Doyle, Abisoye Fagade, Howie T, Zaina, His Royal Highness Saw Owa the Owa Lobbo of Obbo-Ayegunle, and many others. Speaking at the event, Ladi Okunneye, Managing Director 03B Networks Ltd. noted the top-notch facilities available at the center, confirming theres no where like this currently in Lagos. During the official opening, the Managing Director, Bodyline Fitness & Gym, Mr. Bankole Opashi reiterated the importance of the Lagos outlet to the Bodyline brand. Launching in Lagos was very important for us as we knew that Lagosians needed these services especially given the hectic nature of the city. He added that keeping fit no longer has to be boring because adding fun to the concept of healthy living is what has sustained the brand for the past seven years in Abuja. Mr.
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Obituary: Fitness entrepreneur Joseph Baratta, 81, owned Jack LaLanne’s health clubs in Sacramento
He was 81. Mr. Baratta, who began lifting weights in high school in Ohio, moved to Southern California at 18 to pursue his sport in the golden days of bodybuilding. Pumping iron at Muscle Beach in Venice, he sensed an opportunity to introduce fitness to a wider market and opened Josephs Figure Studio in the Los Angeles area in 1951. Stocked with exercise machines that the young entrepreneur built himself, the pioneering health club served women only. His market insight was, Well, strength training doesnt have to be for guys only, said his son Joe.
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