On one of the more obscure outposts of the council’s website you can find details about something called ‘Buggybuddies’, publicly funded keep fit sessions for yummy mummies. If you really feel the need to look it up yourself it can be found here:
You are here > Home > Leisure and culture > Fitness > Activities in the parks.
And here’s what it’s all about:
Buggy Buddies is a fun social activity for mums who are looking to get back in shape whilst exercising with their babies on a regular weekly outing.
Mums push their children in their buggies along a planned route with regular stops for warm-up stretches, circuit exercises, core training and cool down stretches.
When the session is completed mums usually ‘refuel’ and have a chat at a nearby baby-friendly café!
So far, so what? Just another absurd, small-scale city council job creation scheme for a middle class Southville mum and more of our council tax going on slightly daft, dubious and low priority activities for the middle classes (who the fuck else can get to the Downs or Ashton Court Estate with a buggy for a spot of exercise?).
No big deal then; just Bristol City Council business as usual. However, what really caught The Blogger’s eye was this:
Held by a degree-qualified and fully insured personal trainer
You what? There’s now a tailored degree course available in keep fit training with baby buggies? Has this got anything to do with UWE?