A slimming consultant from Corby has struck gold for the work she does in helping more than 100 people lose weight at her weekly group.
Sonia Mathieson, who runs the Church of the Epiphany Slimming World group in Corby every week, has been awarded gold status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting slimmers reach their dream weight and the service she provides to members.
The Epiphany group has really put healthy weight loss on the map in CorbySonia Mathieson
The accolade is given to consultants who consistently have 100 or more members in their group over several months, and when the service they provide is so good that members come back week after week because they are successfully losing weight and never miss their weekly group.
It represents the highest level of service in slimming and puts Sonia in the top five per cent of the organisation’s 3,500 consultants.
Sonia said: “I’m delighted to have received the gold award.
“I absolutely love my job.
“I am passionate about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight and seeing them succeed is reward enough, but to be given this recognition for the whole group is really the icing on the cake.
“This award belongs to the Epiphany’s 120 members.
“They’re the ones who make our group the success that it is, with their fabulous commitment, the wonderful support they give each other each week, and their impressive weight losses while following the Slimming World’s food optimising eating plan. “They make the group a fun place to be and I can safely say I always look forward to going to work.
“I truly believe I have the best job in the world.
“In fact I love it so much I also run a second group in Danesholme.”
Sonia was presented with her award at an awards ceremony at the ICC in Birmingham recently.
Sonia said: “The Epiphany group has really put healthy weight loss on the map in Corby.
“Together they have lost an amazing 2,848lbs (203 stones) so far this year.
“Obesity is at record levels and with 70.2 per cent of adults in Corby being affected, many people here are suffering a range of weight-related health problems from diabetes to heart problems and feelings of low self worth which impact on their personal lives on a daily basis.
“It has never been more important that overweight people get the support to make the changes to lead healthier lives - both for themselves and for their children too.”
To join the Corby group, which meets every Thursday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm at the Church of the Epiphany in Elizabeth Street, Corby, either pop along or call Sonia on 01536 508980.