First things first, this is not an excuse to lazy around and engage in poor eating habits. However, we believe that if you are actively participating in the survival race in Accra, you shouldn’t need the gym in the first place. Here is why:
1. The Sun in Accra.
The afternoon sun in Accra is all the “weight loss tea” you need. The only thing hot enough to melt all the extra weight you think the gym is going to help you with. All you need to do is take a walk in the streets in the afternoon. An hour a day, just like clockwork.
2. The Prices of Goods In Accra.
If you are an active member of this town, you would not take excess costs upon yourself. Paying for the gym membership is not the only thing you have to worry about. You have to buy gym clothes and sneakers. If you are constantly thinking about the way your transportation is increasing but your salary remains the same, won’t the thinking will wear you out? You will think yourself into 6 packs.
Someone had to say it.
3. The Ghanaian Food.
If you are constantly eating something like gob3 and egg, why would you need the gym? This food is already doing the gym’s work for you. All you need to do is eat.
4. Traffic in Accra.
If you are to spend the day arguing with trotro drivers in the traffic and holding back the street man/woman in you from insulting them, you are going to be use all your energy. Isn’t that exercise? Imagine all the shortcuts the trotro driver takes, and these shortcuts are never smooth roads. You will go up, defy gravity, your head will hit the roof of the car, after all these your muscles will be sore. What is the difference between that and exercise?
5. You Can’t Beat Your Boss.
If you have spent your entire weekend gymming, you would need some days off to rest. However, you can’t beat your boss , if not you will join the unemployed pool and die of hunger. So if you can’t get some days off, why are you wasting your time to gym?? Enjoy yourself dear.