A weight-loss expert from Ferndown has struck gold twice for the exceptional work she does in helping more than 200 people in the area to lose weight every week.
Rhonda Felton, became a consultant after losing four stone herself with Slimming World in 2010. Wanting to help other’s rid the burden she felt for years being overweight, she currently runs her three groups at United Church Ferndown every Tuesday afternoon and opens a new morning group on 8 September. Rhonda was presented with two Gold Awards at the national slimming club’s annual awards ceremony in Birmingham because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weight.
In March Rhonda became one of Slimming World’s Gold Consultants and to achieve it again in April for a second month running is a huge achievement. The accolade is awarded in recognition of achieving the highest levels of support for slimmers, and giving expert advice to help the people of Ferndown reach their weight-loss goals week after week.
Rhonda is one of the organisation’s top consultants, meaning Ferndown is home to some of the best slimming support in the UK.
Rhonda says: “I am was over the moon to have achieved this Gold Award in March but to get it again in April really was a dream come true. Losing weight really did change my life. I love being a Slimming World Consultant, I’m really passionate about helping people to change their lives by losing weight and seeing them succeed, the difference it makes to their lives really is remarkable and reward enough so being given this recognition really is the icing on the cake.
“It was a very proud moment when I received my awards, it’s not just a triumph for me though, this award belongs to every single one of my members too. They’re the ones who make our group such a success, with their fabulous commitment, the lovely warm welcome they give new members and the wonderful compassionate support they give each other every week, and, obviously, their impressive weight losses while following Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan. They make the group a fun and friendly 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.
“The group have really put healthy weight loss on the map in Ferndown. Together, they’ve lost an amazing 361 Stone so far this year. Obesity is at record levels everywhere with many people 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 too.”
To join the Ferndown Slimming World group, which is held every Tuesday at (9.30am group opens on 8 September) or 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm at Ferndown United Church, Wimborne Road, Ferndown, either pop along or give Rhonda a call on 07875-686867.