Jo Johnson, who runs the Tuesday Slimming World groups at The New Croft in Haverhill, has been given the bronze status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weights, improve their health and change their lives.
The accolade is awarded to Slimming World consultants who successfully build a vibrant and dynamic group of around 50 members, and when the service they provide is so good that members keep coming week after week.
Jo achieved this award inside her first three months of becoming a consultant.
She said: “I am delighted to have received the bronze award on behalf of the Tuesday group.
“I feel passionately about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight in the same way that I did when I lost 5st with Slimming World in 2013.
“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 Tuesday group’s 150 members. They’re the ones who make the 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 Tuesday group has really put healthy weight loss on the map in Haverhill. Lots of 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. So anything that helps people to lose weight by adopting healthy eating habits and becoming more active is making a difference – both to themselves and future generations of children, too.”
Following Jo’s success with Tuesday group she opened a new group in Wickhambrook on Monday (5) at the Memorial Social Centre, Cemetery Road at 7.30pm.
If Jo continues her success, she could be in the running for a silver or even a gold award.
She said: “I’m over the moon to have become a bronze 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 absolutely love and many great friends in the members.
“I’m very lucky and I truly believe I have the best job in the world.”
To join the Wickhambrook or Haverhill groups call Jo on 07724611311.