Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin Methodist Church
By Vicki Page - 9th April 2015 6:00am
A weight-loss expert from Tarvin has won a brilliant bronze award for the exceptional work she does in helping 140 people in the area to lose weight every week.
Vicki, who runs the Tarvin Slimming World groups, has been given the 'Bronze' status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting local 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 because they're losing weight beautifully and wouldn't miss their weekly group for anything.
It's the first time Vicki has been awarded the prize since becoming a Consultant in November 2013
She says: "I am delighted to have received the 'Bronze' award on behalf of both the Tarvin groups. I feel passionately about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight in the same way that I did when I lost 2st with Slimming World. 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 both the Tarvin group's 140 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.
"Both the morning and evening groups have really put healthy weight loss on the map in Tarvin. Together, they've lost an amazing 140 stone this year. Obesity is at record levels everywhere and with nearly 70% of adults in Cheshire West & Chester being affected, 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."
If Vicki continues her success, she could be in the running for a 'Silver' or even 'Gold' award. She says: "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 140 great friends in the members. I'm very lucky and I truly believe I have the best job in the world." ¬
To join the Tarvin group, which is held every Wednesday at 9am, 11am, 5pm & 7pm at Tarvin Community Centre, pop along or give Vicki a call on 01829 752766.
Fact box: Tarvin Slimming World groups
No. of members in group 140
No. of stones lost this year 140
Percentage of overweight and obese people in the local area 68.5%
Ed:" Well done Vicki and all the members who have lost weight!"