A SLIMMING World consultant who transformed her life with the group is celebrating three years of helping others in Saddleworth.
“Helping people lose weight is the best job in the world,” says Claire Meyer who opened her Uppermill groups at the Civic Hall in September 2015.
She made it her mission to help others on their weight loss journeys after losing three-and-a-half stone herself with Slimming World and changing her life.
Since opening her groups she has supported 128 Saddleworth residents achieve their goals and weight loss targets.
“This year our amazing members have lost over 200 stone between them so far,” revealed Claire.
“Having lost weight myself, I know what an enormous difference it can make to your life and so being able to help people change their life is the most rewarding thing.”
“Each week, members share tips, ideas, recipes and a lot of fun and laughter. There is nothing like learning from the success and experience of others to support you to make changes and commit to them.
“We’ve got members of all ages, men and women from every walk of life with anything from 10lb to 10 stone or more to lose. The one thing we all have in common is we all want to lose or manage our weight.
“Some members have problems with their health, and some just want to feel fitter and better about themselves.”
Claire continued: “Slimming World’s programme is about following a sensible, healthy eating plan, changing the way you shop, cook and eat, starting to get more active and above all, working it out with the support of like-minded people.”
One way members have been getting active is by embracing Slimming World’s ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ fundraising challenge, which took place this year from August 5 – September 1.
Members have raised more than £2,500 for Cancer Research UK over the last three years along with donating the clothes they’ve slimmed out of to the ‘Big Slimming World clothes throw’.
Claire said: “To raise such an incredible amount for a charity that does so much to beat cancer feels amazing.”
She concluded: “There has been so much to celebrate over the last three years. I can’t wait to see what the future brings and to continue to support members to achieve their goals.”
Claire’s Uppermill groups are held every Wednesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm, and every Thursday at 9am and 11am at the Civic Hall. For further information, call Claire on 07900 003946.