Upbeat Launches West Africa’s first Trampoline Park in Lagos
It was a gathering of celebrities, influencers, VIPs and upbeat friends and families over the weekend as they converged in Lekki for the Launch party of Upbeat Recreation Centre, a multi-purpose recreational facility and West Africa’s first trampoline park.
Marked as a day of fitness and fun as the aim of the Launch was to bring people, corporate organizations and the Lagos community together in the world-class facility to have a good-time, network, enjoy great music and entertainment and also celebrate active, healthy living.
Upbeat Recreation Centre was conceived during the most recent recession period. Taking into consideration the state of the economy which also happened to be a time when the country had become more health & fitness driven there was a need to rethink the real estate offerings in the market, a need to diversify and key into the unique (to West Africa) and profitable market of recreational real estate.
The Upbeat Centre amenities include an indoor trampoline park, an outdoor basketball court, a Five-a-Side football pitch, retail spaces for lease and other fun and fitness facilities for leisure and training. Upbeat Centre is an initiative of Uraga Real Estate Limited and an expression of their vision to transform people, spaces and lives in Nigeria by offering state-of-the-art and first of a kind services to the West African real estate industry and stakeholders.
Speaking at the launch, the Executive Director, Uraga Real Estate Limited, Mrs. Moyo Ogunseinde, said the project was borne out of necessity, a place of passion to essentially fill a gap in the market, where families could find fun and fitness in one place. She said the provision of a world-class trampoline park could be used by gymnasts to train for important international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games.
Ogunseinde, who noted that Nigeria had more chances of participating in up to 50 per cent and winning gymnastic competitions, said the country only partakes in approximately 10 per cent at the Olympics. She added that developing and training athletes in world-class facilities like Upbeat would give the country and West Africa in general the potential to produce gymnastic stars.
Chief Executive Officer, Uraga Real Estate, Dr. G.S. Yakubu, stressed that the company intends to revolutionalise real estate in the country, transform social landscape and lifestyles.
The centre Operation Manager, Uyok Hanson, explained that using the trampoline and other fitness facilities essentially help the lymphatic system and aid individual wellbeing.
Upbeat Centre has attracted endorsements from celebrity ambassadors who identify closely with a fit and active lifestyle and who have been highly impressed by the range and quality of the Centre’s service offerings. The celebrity ambassadors are Nollywood legend Kate Henshaw, TV presenter and lawyer Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and fitness guru Maje Ayida.