Stanbic IBTC Hosts RetireFit 1.0 Virtual Fitness, Coaching for Customers Wellbeing
The Stanbic IBTC Group has held its inaugural RetireFit 1.0 virtual fitness session aimed at encouraging the group’s target audience, customers, and as many people as possible to adopt a healthy lifestyle that optimises their wellbeing beyond their active work life.
In his welcome address to participants at the virtual fitness session, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings, Dr. Demola Sogunle who expressed satisfaction at seeing so many people logged on to participate in an early morning fitness session, said it has become imperative to maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.
“It is 9 am, and you could be in bed getting the much-needed rest after a long work week. We are delighted that you have chosen to share a part of your morning with us instead”, Dr. Sogunle enthused.
As the theme implies, according to Dr. Sogunle, “‘RetireFit’ is our attempt to encourage as many people as possible to adopt a healthy lifestyle that optimises their wellbeing beyond their active work life. To us, retiring fit incorporates healthy living, being physically active with strategic financial planning for the future”, he added.
The Chief Executive reveals that the group already have in place virtual Financial Fitness sessions where it provides clients with relevant insights to help them make informed financial decisions, maximise their earnings today and secure their livelihoods in their post-work lives, hence ‘RetireFit 1.0’ is aimed at taking the arrangement a notch higher to give clients the opportunity to physically practice some of the health and wellbeing tips shared at those sessions.
With over 200 participants taking part in the virtual work-out session, Dr. Sonuga expressed the hope that it “will be a clear reminder to pay attention to self-care and be physically active just as we mind our money”.
“Our sole desire is to see more people become physically and financially fit, as these two factors contribute to the general health and wellbeing of our clients”.
Kemen Fitness treated participants to an impressive aerobics session lasting about 25 minutes, “to get our blood pumping”.
Afterward, Kate Henshaw moderated an exciting panel session made up of Nike Bajomo, Executive Director, Business Development, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers; Jide Alo, Head, Investment, Stanbic IBTC Pension Manager and Dr. Jajo Medical Consultant, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers on the theme “Wellbeing and Money”.
The conversation established the need for the customer to ensure top-notch health and wellbeing through regular exercises so that “the customer does not retire tired” to guarantee his hard-earned money put away in his retirement portfolio is not spent on medical bills.
It is, therefore, important that “Even as we work towards our retirements it is essential for us to ensure our overall wellbeing is top-notch. We are aware that exercises improve memory, brain functions and protect against diseases; it lowers blood pressures and improves heart health. It also reduces the feeling of anxiety and depression among other so many benefits”, the panel submitted.
Hence, being physically fit and healthy is an investment that ultimately gives you the time to enjoy your wealth when you retire while illness ultimately robs one of time to enjoy your wealth at retirement.
According to the panel, people who do not invest in pensions will miss out on intentionally creating a social safety net for themselves at retirement.