A weight-loss expert from Stretford has won a sparking silver award for the exceptional work he does in helping more than 100 people in the area to lose weight every week.
Steve, who runs the Slimming World Stretford groups, has been given the ‘Silver’ status by the national slimming club because of his success in supporting local slimmers to reach their dream weight, improve their health and change their lives. The accolade is awarded to Slimming World Consultants who have 100 members or more in their group come back week after week because they’re losing weight beautifully and wouldn’t miss their weekly group for anything.
Steve says: “I am delighted to have received the ‘Silver’ award for the Stretford group. I feel passionately about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight in the same way that I did when I lost 5 ½ st with Slimming World in 2007.
Losing weight made me feel happier and healthier and gave me so much more confidence. I became a Consultant because I wanted to share that feeling and help other people to achieve the same success I had myself. Seeing the members in my groups – mums, dads, grandmas and young people too – reach their target weight is so rewarding and receiving this award is just the icing on the cake.
“This award belongs to the Stretford group’s 128 members. They’re the ones who make our group the success that they are, with their fabulous commitment, the wonderful support they give each other every week, and, obviously, their impressive weight losses while following Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan.
“The Stretford group has really put healthy weight loss on the map in Stretford. Together, they’ve lost an amazing 69 Stones since the start of this year. Obesity is at record levels everywhere and with a high number of adults in Stretford 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 that impact on their working and personal lives every day. It’s never been more important that overweight people get the support to make changes to and lead healthier lives – both for themselves and the future generations, their children, too.”
If Steve continues his success for a number of months, he’ll swap his Silver award for a Gold standard. He says: “I’m over the moon to have become a Silver Consultant and now I’m going for Gold, although I feel like I’ve already struck gold – I have a healthy figure, a fabulous job that I love and 128 great friends in the members! I’m very lucky and I truly believe I have the best job in the world.”
To join the Stretford group, which is held every Wednesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm at Metro Sports and Social Club, either pop along or give Steve a call on 07504 749 613. Visit our website, www.swstretford.co.uk for more information.
Fact box: Stretford Slimming World group
|No. of members in group||128|
|No. of stones lost this year (1 January 2015 – 28 February 2015)||69|
|Percentage of overweight and obese people in the local area||59.7%|