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Gambia launches first women fitness & nutrition centre

Jan 28, 2022, 12:42 PM | Article By: Makutu Manneh 

Phenomenal Women, a newly established fitness, nutrition and care centre purposely for women in The Gambia was launched recently at the Bertil Harding Highway premises, opposite Kotu Hospital. The centre is owned by Fatu Njie.

The centre offers women in The Gambia a safe environment and as well as a wide range of services namely; Yoga, Zumba, aerobics/cardio exercise, kids Zumba classes, beauty salon, steps/TRX workout, massage/jacuzzi/steam, kids play area (nanny services) and nutrition classes.

In her statement, Fatima Jallow, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fatima & Co, revealed that the centre focuses on women particularly on fitness, nutrition and care.

Laila Traboulsi, a friend to CEO Jallow, said the center is a product of a discussion between her and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Phenomenal Women, Fatu Njie to provide a safe environment where women can exercise and receive trainings on their wellbeing.

“Women have so much to offer but are not given the opportunity to prove themselves. Our work here is not only to exercise and offer nutrition and care services, but also to help women and young ladies unleash their potentials.”

Madam Traboulsi encouraged women to take advantage of the opportunity by coming to the centre and make best use of their services.

Commenting on the reason for establishing such a centre in the country, CEO Njie indicated that she was spurred to come up with initiative, after travelling around the world and seeing how such centres contribute to the wellbeing of women.

“Other countries have centres like this where women exercise and are taught how to take good care of themselves, their children and their families in general. We need such centres in The Gambia and that is where the idea came from. We are the mothers, and we are the ones who give birth to the Presidents, Ministers and all. Women are the foundation of a better country and a better world.”

Jean Francois Normand, husband and partner to Madam Fatou Njie, thanked all those who have workedwith them to make sure they realise their objective of establishing the centre in The Gambia.

Keynote speaker of the ceremony Saliou Taal, president of The Gambia Bar Association, praised Madam Fatou Njie, her husband and all those who contributed in making the establishment of the centre a reality.

“Fatu Njie always wants to bring to the Gambia the best she saw in other countries. This centre is a high standard one you can find in other parts of the world. I believe this is a showcase of love and passion for her nation, because if it is about money, Fatu and her husband would have invested in real estate and other stuffs.”