Bob Collins, 62, from Southend, decided to get fit after discovering his body mass index was “through the roof”.Good man!
He started a fitness programme with Southend Council’s Get Healthy Hub. He was offered 12 weeks of subsidised sessions at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre and 12 weeks of public health-funded weight management sessions.Wait, hang on. I'm paying for this?
The retired builder said: “It was fantastic to be given this opportunity.
“Overeating is a vicious circle and I needed a push to change my lifestyle.
“I found the discussion groups at the weight-management sessions very useful and I have also benefited from the advice of a personal trainer.”I'm paying for you to chat to people..? FFS!