On your mark, set, ready… go! Fitness month. Charles Owino is an avid rugby player, an advocate of the High Court and an associate lawyer at PWC. He has played for the Kenya Rugby National Team, Shujaa Sevens, he currently plays for Homeboyz rugby team. We could say he really has it all.
He acknowledges that it is burdensome to work for PWC and at the same time play rugby professionally. One must have their goals clear. Well, Owino has no small goals. He wants to become a top-shot lawyer and the best rugby player he can be. Owino rides, that way he frees 3 hours that could have been wasted in traffic. ‘You have to see how to get 26 hours out of your 24 hours,’ he would say in a smile. Owino relates that he has to be efficient at office work for him to be able to go for practice and matches in time.
Owino recalls that in his student days while playing for the Strathmore Leos, he had to choose his priorities. He had to keep entertainment to a minimum while devoting enough time to his studies. Owino much emphasized on the need to plan, to have clear goals achievable within a certain time period.
For the ‘mwananchi’ who wants to try out fitness, he advises that one starts small. One has to plan out time for sport and fitness. But he firmly warns against excessive lifting, which invariably leads to injuries. He startled many of us, by mentioning that he last set foot at the gym in September 2019. Ever since he’s been doing body weights. This fitness thing is not expensive after all, you don’t have to go to the gym.
Interestingly, Owino does get time to read a lot. He reads high fantasy novels and some factual books too. Take note those who don’t yet do some cultural reading.
Owino has several role models, from home Innocent Simiyu, a former rugby player who captained the Kenya National Rugby Union Team, former coach of the national rugby team, and a University of Nairobi Graduand in Bachelors of Actuarial Science. He admires Simiyu’s focus and balance in life, something he has emulated from him.