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Meet the Managers

Lynn Bogie - meet Lynn in Fife and Perthshire

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

The delight on my members faces when you tell them how much they have lost that week.

Three words to describe your classes

Fun: Informative: Lively

Whatís a perfect Sunday for you?

Spending time with the family.

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

Ringing the bell for a member who had lost over 6 stone. There were tears all round.

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

Come along this week, you will be amazed at the food you can eat and still lose weight.

Iris Boyle - meet Iris in Glasgow and Lanarkshire

What made you decide to help people to lose weight by becoming a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I decided after losing 7Ĺ stone that I could help people to lose weight as I could relate to them and their battle to lose weight.

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I love seeing how happy it makes my members when they lose weight Ė knowing I have helped them.

Not a lot of people know this but youíre good atÖ

Interior design

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Savoury cheese and onion on granary bread with lots of salad!

Whatís a perfect Sunday for you?

Breakfast, then the Sunday Papers followed by a day at the shops and a nice lunch!

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

Come along Ė I am sure youíll enjoy being in my classes! You will be made welcome and you will definitely not feel uncomfortable. Once you have been I am sure youíll realise that we are all in it together and itís never as bad as you imagine. Iím sure you will be back for more!

Iris has run Scottish Slimmers classes for over 15 years and is an Award Winning Class Manager.

Arlene Breen - meet Arlene in Forfar & Perthshire

What made you decide to help people to lose weight by becoming a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

After attending classes myself, and becoming a Class Assistant/Relief Manager, the enthusiasm from my Class Manager (Karen Millar) rubbed off on me and it is great to help and assist people with their new healthy way of eating and living.

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I love seeing the surprise and happiness on members faces when you give them their wonderful results. Helping people change into their new healthier and happier self is a great experience.

Three words to describe your classes

Friendly : Welcoming : Relaxed

Not a lot of people know this but youíre rubbish at...

Being cold and dealing with cold weather (brrrrrr)

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Cheese Combi (but need to save up lots of checks for it!!!)

Whatís a perfect Sunday for you?

Walking my wee dog, relaxing and spending time with my husband and daughter

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

A shy girl wanted to join the class but was very embarrassed and didnít know what to expect, I welcomed her in with open arms and now that she is losing weight wonderfully the change in her is amazing Ė happy, confident and always smiling. It just re-assures me that the classes, and Scottish Slimmers as a whole, is amazing.

Lorna Carlyle - meet Lorna in Glasgow and Rutherglen

What made you decide to help people to lose weight by becoming a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

Everyone whoís had a weight problem knows it can seem so difficult to lose weight, yet putting on weight is so easy. I wanted to help others realise that there is support available for everyone to help make losing weight feel more achievable Ė and even enjoyable!

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

Seeing each person as an individual, applauding their losses and encouraging them when they are going through a tough patch

Three words to describe you

Fun : Humourous : A bit ditsy!

Three words to describe your classes

Encouraging : Fun : Sociable

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Egg mayo with chopped onions on wholemeal bread with salad filling.

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

At a recent class one of the members reached her target and everyone in the room was clapping and cheering. It was so nice to see so many people celebrating one memberís achievement.

Whatís your idea of food heaven Ė and hell?

Food Heaven Ė a nice curry
Food Hell Ė any kind of fish

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

Come along and see what our classes have to offer. You have nothing to lose but the weight that you don't want.

Julie Crowe - meet Julie in Renfrewshire

What made you decide to help people to lose weight by becoming a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I lost over five stone, so, as a member, I knew how people felt and I wanted to help people lose weight.

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I love helping people discover themselves as a determined person and slimmer self, and seeing the amazement at their weight loss.

Three words to describe you

Friendly : Enthusiastic : Committed

Three words to describe your classes

Spontaneous : Welcoming : Enjoyable

Not a lot of people know this but youíre good atÖ

Making dresses

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Ham & Pickle

Whatís a perfect Sunday for you?

A long lie-in, breakfast in bed, home with the family, a bubble bath, champagne and peace!

Whatís your idea of food heaven Ė and hell?

Heaven: Salt & Pepper King Prawns
Hell: Chick peas

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

Donít think about it just do it! Everyday food, wonderful recipes that fill you up, keep you healthy and give you a fantastic weight loss.

Julie has been a Class Manager with Scottish Slimmers for over 5 years.

Karen Currie - meet Karen in Lanarkshire

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I love seeing my members getting to target weight and meeting new people.

Three words to describe you

Fun loving: Sincere: Honest

Not a lot of people know this but youíre rubbish at...

Baking, I cannot bake to save myself (and my members will vouch for that).

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

When I first started as a Class Manager and one of my members got to their target weight. I was so proud of the member for all of her hard work and myself as I helped the member to achieve her goal.

Whatís your idea of food heaven Ė and hell?

Heaven Ė All other food, apart from the hell foods. Hell Ė Olives: Tripe and Onions: Cod Roe: Butter Beans.

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

Come along and meet myself and my members and have some fun learning how to eat and cook healthy tasty food losing weight at the same time.

June Cuthill - meet June in Angus

What made you decide to help people to lose weight by becoming a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I love meeting people and felt I could use my own experiences losing weight to help others.

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

The members. Each class is its own little community.

Three words to describe you

Fun : Approachable : Batty

Three words to describe your classes

Fun : Informative : Enjoyable

Not a lot of people know this but youíre rubbish at...

Keeping my car clean

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

Three target members in one night at Ballinluig on the first anniversary of the class.

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

This is the best thing you can possibly do; we have everything you will need to help you on your weight loss journey. Easy, adaptable and enjoyable, our eating plan suits everyone, and the other members are friendly and welcoming too.

June is an Award Winning Class Manager.

Jan Davidson - meet Jan in Ayrshire

What made you decide to help people to lose weight by becoming a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I had successfully lost weight with Scottish Slimmers and wanted to help others feel as good as I did.

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I love all aspects of being a Scottish Slimmers Manager (even carrying the bags!). It has never felt like a job, to me it is more like a social life. It fits nicely round my lifestyle too.

Three words to describe your classes

Friendly : Light Hearted : Motivational

Not a lot of people know this but youíre rubbish at...

Singing! I love to sing but unfortunately Iím really rubbish. Iím not talking slightly off key, Iím tuneless. Although it can have its advantages, when I go to concerts I sing so loud that people move away from me because Iím so bad, so Iíve got plenty of room!

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

Every time I ring the target bell it is memorable (and very emotional too!), but when I rang the target bell 3 times in the one class that was probably the most memorable moment in class.
Although this moment was not in class, my member Jim Rogers winning Male Slimmer of the Year has certainly been my most memorable moment yet!

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

Just get yourself there and start feeling and looking better!

Jan has been running Scottish Slimmers classes for over 10 years.

Gill Duncan - meet Gill in Glasgow and Lanarkshire

What made you decide to help people to lose weight by becoming a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I was a member and found the plan really worked for me and I felt I needed a change of direction career-wise and it was the best move I ever made.

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

My members, they cheer me up when Iím down and inspire me to lose/maintain my own weight.

Three words to describe your classes

Entertaining : Fun : Informative

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

Itís so difficult to limit it to just one! Iíve had a few classes in which three members have all got to target in that same class on that same day/night, thatís pretty special. Any member getting to target is a buzz.

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

Just do it, donít put it off any longer, youíll be so glad you did it, itíll change your life, it changed mine.

Gill has been running Scottish Slimmers classes for over 10 years and is an Award Wining Class Manager.

Gillian Duncan - meet Gillian in Dundee, Perth, Stirling and Cumbernauld

What made you decide to help people to lose weight by becoming a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

After losing almost 9 stone with Scottish Slimmers, I know how it feels to be on the other side of the scales, so I wanted to help others achieve their weight loss goals

What do you love about being a Scottish Slimmers Class Manager?

I get a buzz from every class, from meeting new members to being able to share in their success at the scales. Itís a privilege to get to be part of someoneís journey.

Three words to describe you

Bubbly : Friendly : Talkative

Three words to describe your classes

Welcoming : Informative : Fun

Not a lot of people know this but youíre good atÖ

DIY

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Cheese & coleslaw Ė reduced fat of course!

Finally, what would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along to your Scottish Slimmers class?

Donít think about it, just do it! You wonít regret it, it may even change your life! It changed mine!