Slimming World's Karen Crouch is worth her weight in gold, says Rylan Clark-Neal
A Slimming World consultant from Bishop's Stortford marked 50 years of success for the weight loss organisation by meeting TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal.
Karen Crouch, of Abbotts Way, Thorley Park, runs Slimming World groups at Forest Hall School, Stansted, every Tuesday and at Elsenham Memorial Hall every Thursday.
She met Rylan, who shot to fame after appearing on The X Factor, when he co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards in Birmingham with the organisation’s founder and chair, Margaret Miles-Bramwell, who started her first class in 1969. Over the last half-century the business has grown to become the UK's leading group-based weight management organisation, today supporting nearly one million slimmers.
Karen said that meeting the TV host was a wonderful way to round off a great year at Slimming World and a brilliant way to start 2019 – Slimming World’s golden year.
“I couldn’t be prouder of my members," she said. "Not only have they lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2018, with many of them hitting their target weights, they’ve also improved their health, boosted their confidence and are heading into 2019 with new healthy habits that will stay with them for life.
“Watching people change before my eyes and start being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me.
"Every week I feel privileged to play even a small part in supporting people towards these achievements and to celebrate with them, so I felt especially honoured to represent my members at the Slimming World Awards. Rylan was blown away by the difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives too.”
Rylan, who has presented This Morning and Big Brother’s Little Brother, said: “I met so many people who had lost incredible amounts of weight and made a huge difference to their lives.
"While the stories I heard were obviously very personal, the one thing they all had in common was how much support they received from their ‘Slimming World family’ and how so many of them were achieving their dreams.
"Every one of them spoke passionately about how they couldn’t have made those changes to eat more healthily and become more active without the support of their consultant and group every week, so people like Karen are clearly worth their weight in gold.”
Karen said: “This New Year, I truly believe that joining a local Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight, learn new habits and make long-term healthy changes.
"Thanks to our eating plan they’ll see big results on the scales without ever having to feel hungry or deprived, and at the Stansted group they’ll discover a whole world of support and advice that’s sure to help them achieve their targets, and have a lot of fun along the way too. I’d love for anyone who wants to make a change to join us – I promise they won’t look back!”
Call Karen on 01279 507511 or visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk to find your nearest group.