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Meet the Managers

Elaine Mallett - meet Elaine in Ellon and Peterhead

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

To help others lose weight because I have been battling with my weight since I had my daughter 31 years ago and I know how hard it is to lose weight and even harder to keep the weight off.

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

I get such a buzz when my members are losing weight and reaching their targets. The happiness on their faces that the eating plan does actually work as you can still enjoy all the foods that you love!

Three words to describe you

Conscientious: Loyal: Honest

Three words to describe your classes

Fun: Friendly: Involved

What’s a perfect Sunday for you?

Perfect Sunday for me would be spending it with my two beautiful grandchildren.

What’s your idea of food heaven – and hell?

Anything that contains coconut.

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

Come along and meet your fellow members in class and join in the camaraderie.

Linda Marshall - meet Linda in Dumfriesshire

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

I decided to help because I know how being unhealthy and unhappy can be so demoralising. The time was right for me to help myself and others – best decision I’ve ever made!

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

I love meeting different people and helping others to be the person they want to be.

Three words to describe you

Cheerful : Honest : Non-judgemental

Not a lot of people know this but you’re good at…

Needlecraft – cross stitching and quilting.

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

There have been many but having members say to me that they find me an inspiration is very special.

What’s your idea of food heaven – and hell?

Heaven: Jacket Potato, medium steak with a crispy fresh salad.
Hell: Prawns in any form!

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

Don’t delay, come now, it will be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Susan McFall - meet Susan in Glasgow and Renfrewshire

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

My daughter saw the advert and told me I should do it - and she was right, I love it!!

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

I get a real buzz out of helping others.

Three words to describe you

Friendly : Outgoing : Positive

Three words to describe your classes

Buzzy : Fun : Motivational

What’s a perfect Sunday for you?

The sun shining, playing golf and then dinner and drinks with friends.

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

Every time someone reaches Target – it is usually very emotional!

What’s your idea of food heaven – and hell?

Heaven – Beef stroganoff
Hell – Sprouts

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

If you follow PEP Made Easy and come to my classes, you will definitely lose weight! So, don’t leave it any longer, come and join us now!

Diane McLean - meet Diane in East Lothian

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

Having been a member for many years on and off, I thought after having had my daughter it would be the ideal job with maximum satisfaction.

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

Meeting lots of lovely people and seeing them change right before my eyes, week in week out, in all different ways, weight loss, inch loss, confidence.

Three words to describe you

Smiley : Warm : Friendly

Not a lot of people know this but you’re good at…

Hula hooping on the Wii Fit!!!!!

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

My member Nicola Furnival reaching target weight after losing an impressive 9st 10.5lb

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

Come, come, come! It will be the best decision you could ever make - I promise to be gentle but firm, and most of all I promise you fun, laughter and brilliant weight loss!!

Diane has been a Class Manager with Scottish Slimmers for over 6 years.

Susan Noble - meet Susan in Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Glasgow

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

Personally - Losing and maintaining weight loss is part of my life. I know what a difference can be made with encouragement, support and direction. Scottish Slimmers members benefit from all of these things and I knew that I would enjoy being part of the positive team that support our members.

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

I really love meeting the fantastic members – they are so inspirational. I have met some incredible people with incredible stories to tell!

Three words to describe you

Friendly : Optimistic : Trustworthy

Not a lot of people know this but you’re good at…

Dog training!

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Roasted Red Pepper and low-fat cream cheese - delicious!

What’s a perfect Sunday for you?

Training or competing with my two lovely Border Collies!

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

A very simple answer – don’t waste another second!

Carole Ramsay - meet Carole in Dundee & Perthshire

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

Having recently reached my Target Weight, the opportunity of a career helping people do what I just did arose and I grabbed it with both hands. It felt fantastic reaching Target Weight and I loved the thought of helping others feel the same.

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

The variety, the laughs, the smiles, the tears! Every class is just so very different. It is truly an amazing job.

Three words to describe your classes

Fun : Professional : Encouraging

What’s a perfect Sunday for you?

Having my family round for dinner.

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

There are just too many to choose just one! But maybe after a member had lost 6 stone, she told me her 8 year old son had been able to get his arms all the way round her for a cuddle – for the first time in his life! It was an emotional moment.

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

Come along and find out for yourself. It could be the best decision you’ve ever made regarding your health & weight. Classes are fun and informative and they are the place where lots of success is happening week after week.

Carole is an Award Winning Class Manager and has been running Scottish Slimmers classes for over 19 years.

Marion Reith - meet Marion in Edinburgh & East Lothian

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

I wanted to help other people transform their lives in the same way that Scottish Slimmers had helped me to transform mine.

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

I love the buzz of members arriving and hearing stories of the previous week – and of course the results on the scales!

Three words to describe you

Happy : Motivating : Informative

Not a lot of people know this but you’re good at…

Tapestry

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Chicken and salad

What’s a perfect Sunday for you?

Spending time with my family.

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

Come along and join my class no matter what shape or size you are! I will help you be the person you want to be!

Anne Robertson - meet Anne in various locations across Scotland

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

Having had a weight problem myself, I felt I understood the feelings and emotions attached to wanting to lose weight.

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

I love meeting members and getting to know them – and helping them to achieve the best they can. I’m very lucky because I love every aspect of my job.

Three words to describe you

Interested : Organised : Entertaining

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Tuna mayo (light of course!)

What’s a perfect Sunday for you?

Spending time with my family and friends.

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

Come as soon as possible because then you can start to feel better as soon as possible! Why put off what you can do today – tomorrow never comes!

Anne works closely with our team of Relief Class Managers and can be found popping up covering classes all over Scotland! Anne has been working with Scottish Slimmers for over 25 years and is an Award Winning Class Manager.

Sarah Robertson - meet Sarah in Argyll

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

I love having the chance to meet lots of lovely people and give them the hope that with my help they can have the body they want! I especially love watching them slimming down and becoming more confident as they do and then ringing the target bell for them. It’s so rewarding!

Three words to describe you

Caring : Upbeat : Positive

Three words to describe your classes

Friendly : Fun : Inspiring

What’s a perfect Sunday for you?

A long walk with the kids followed by something nice to eat, a movie in the afternoon, a wee peek on Facebook, a nice dinner and a chilled evening.

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

Every time a member reaches target is just brilliant!

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

Come and join our happy classes with fantastic losses, you might not know you can achieve the body you really want to have, but I do!

Julia Robertson - meet Julia in Edinburgh

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

Having lost over 9 stones with Scottish Slimmers and experienced first-hand the difference that losing weight makes in all aspects of life, I knew I wanted to help others achieve what I had. I was also inspired by my Class Manager.

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

The positive feedback from members, the look of joy on members’ faces as they lose weight and that the knowledge that I am supporting others to make a change.

Not a lot of people know this but you’re good at…

Organising surprises

Your favourite sandwich filling?

Sweet chilli chicken

What’s your idea of food heaven – and hell?

Heaven: Chocolate
Hell: Sardines

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

Don’t put it off a moment longer. You won’t regret it. I am committed to helping you make the change you want and deserve.