With the new year Waitrose Weekend magazine did a feature on the new year, new you where they were listing different types of exercise classes to aid the new year resolutions! We were lucky enough to be included in their listings, to take a look at the clipping please see here:
We were all excited when a google alert came into HQ’s email and we saw that it was for an article on the Telegraph’s website!
The Telegraph’s City diarist has written a wonderfully witty article on her new job of motherhood and happens to reference buggyfit on Clapham Common in the process!
We joined forces with Tommy’s again this year to host 10 baby races and last weekend we had the final race which marked the end of a hugely successful fundraising campaign by Tommy’s and buggyfit.
We have just heard from Tommy’s that as of this morning (27.09.12) the total raised by all entrants stands at a fantastic £70,000. This amazing figure is more than double last years total figure and is thanks to all of the 664 people who registered and took part in the races.
Well done to all the buggyfit trainers who worked closely with Tommy’s to organise and host the amazing 10 races around the UK – well done all its a great achievement and for a fantastic cause.
To find out more information about what great work Tommy’s do please visit their website.
Our buggyfit trainer for Ashwell, Baldock and Hitchin has got herself a great bit of exposure in Zest magazine. Well done Lisa Wright!
Charlene Makinson is our buggyfit trainer for Preston, Leyland and Chorley has gained some great local exposure about her classes in Chorley in the Lancashire Telegraph. Well done Charlene, hope it bought some more customers for you!
You can read the article here: The Lancashire Telegraph.
Our buggyfit trainer Susie Harris has gone and got herself a great article all about her buggyfit classes with some great action shots too on the Barnes Mums website.
To read the article in more detail and to find out about other things going on in the Barnes area please click the below link….
The lovely guys at Safe Girl Security sent us a couple of products to review. We have recently tried and tested the Mommy I’m Here! Child Locator Alert and wanted to share our experience and view of it….
The Mommy I’m Here! Child Locator is a revolutionary breakthrough, offering parents peace-of-mind. The Locator Alert is effective, reliable and very easy to use. Simply attach the teddy bear receiver to your child’s shoe or belt. If your child wanders out of a range approximately 25 feet, the new ALERT feature will cause the keychain transmitter to chirp loudly. Then, simply push the button on your keychain transmitter and the teddy bear chirps, alerting you of your child’s whereabouts, while drawing attention to any situation your child may be in.
‘This is a great concept and you can not fault the problem it is trying to address. I am aware that I am a mum of one fairly compliant daughter and have not got three or four children under the age of 10 to keep my eye on, however I still feel it needs some work. For example the teddy shaped receiver is too much of a toy for little ones, my daughter was more interested in playing with it then having it stuck to her shoe, which then made it hard to track my daughter rather than the bench or slide it was left on! The plus side is it has a very loud alarm so can be heard when out and about in a loud and busy setting. It will also catch the child attention very quickly sending them back to you straight away, if not with a slightly confused face and questions! Unfortunately I am not sure I would spend the money on this gadget as I feel it is slightly more of hindrance then a helpful piece of kit at the moment.’ Overall I would give this product a 3 out of 5 for its concept alone.
The Child Locator was tested by Amanda Bracken, a buggyfit mum from Stourbridge.
For more information on this product or to see other products Safe Girl Security sell please visit: http://www.safe-girl.co.uk/kids-safe/29-mummy-i-m-here-child-locator-with-new-alert-feature.html
buggyfit HQ managed to secure a mention in Gurgles little black book feature on pregnancy treats this month, see page 4 of the pdf below…
Michelle Burke is our trainer for Gillingham, Gravesham and Medway and has been helping out with a local campaign to raise funds to get a local three year old boy to America for vital treatment to help fight a rare form of cancer he is suffering from. Michelle heard about the local campaign and was spurred on to turn one of her buggyfit classes into a fundraising class and donate all proceeds to the campaign. Her actions picked up a small clipping in the local paper:
Take a look and read in more detail the review that one of Kelly Bassett’s buggyfit mums did on her and her buggyfit class that she attends….it also went to print in the hard copy of the magazine which is one of the biggest city weekly magazines in Europe! Well done Kelly Bassett