A weight loss expert from Athlone has struck gold for her exceptional work in helping more than 100 people to lose weight every week.
Pauline Bliss, who runs the Athlone Slimming World groups in the Athlone Springs Hotel, has been awarded ‘Gold’ status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weight and the super service she provides to those members.
The accolade is given to Slimming World consultants who consistently have 100 or more members in their group over several months, and when members come back week after week because they’re losing weight beautifully and wouldn’t miss their weekly group for anything. It places Pauline in the top 5 per cent of the organisation’s 3,500 consultants, meaning Athlone is home to some of the best slimming support in Ireland and the UK.
Pauline says: “I absolutely love my job, I’m passionate about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight and seeing them succeed is reward enough, but being given this recognition for the whole group really is the icing on the cake. This award belongs to the Athlone group’s members. They’re the ones who make our groups 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. They make the group a fun, buzzy place to be and I can safely say I always look forward to going to work.
“Together, the members of the Athlone Springs group have lost an amazing 4,505 lbs this year so far. Obesity is at record levels everywhere and with 61 per cent of Irish adults being overweight, many people 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.”
To join Pauline’s group, which is held every Wednesday at 9.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm, and 7.30pm at the Athlone Springs Hotel, either pop along or give Pauline a call on (087 ) 1878701.