Weight-loss expert from Hunstanton Jo Jackson has struck gold for the work she does in helping more than 150 people in the area to lose weight every week.
Jo Jackson, who runs the Hunstanton Slimming World groups every week, was presented with a gold award at the slimming organisation’s annual awards ceremony in Birmingham on June 20 because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weight.
In July 2014 Jo became one of Slimming World’s gold consultants. The accolade is awarded in recognition of achieving the highest levels of support for slimmers, and giving expert advice to help the people of Hunstanton reach their weight-loss goals week after week.
As a result Jo is one of the organisation’s top consultants, meaning Hunstanton is home to some of the best slimming support in the UK. She was one of 276 Slimming World consultants, who have all become gold consultants in the last year. It’s the first time Jo has been awarded the prize since becoming a Consultant in January 2014.
She said: “I’m delighted to have received this gold award. I love my job and I feel so passionate about helping people to change their lives by losing weight. Seeing them succeed is so rewarding and being given this recognition really is the icing on the cake.
“It’s not just a triumph for me though, this award belongs to my members too. They’re the ones who make our groups the success that they are, 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 groups fun and friendly places to be and I can safely say I always look forward to seeing everyone each week.
“The Hunstanton groups have really put healthy weight loss on the map in the area. Together, they’ve lost an amazing 228.5 stone since January this year. Obesity is at record levels everywhere and with 25.9 per cent of adults in Lynn and Hunstanton area being affected, many 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 too. I’m extremely proud to be a part of that difference.”
To join the Hunstanton groups, which are held every Tuesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm at Hunstanton Community Centre or Wednesday at 9.30am at Hunstanton Town Hall, either pop along or give Jo a call on 07942818059.