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Meet the Managers

Susan Shaw - meet Susan in Edinburgh

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

I have always had a weight problem and know how great it feels to be in the right place and how unhappy it feels to be in the wrong place. I found the right place at Scottish Slimmers and wanted to share the happiness.

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

I love the sweet smell of success all around me. I love seeing the members’ slim selves emerging week by week and the happiness that they are so obviously experiencing.

Three words to describe your classes

Motivating : Vibrant : Successful

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

Baking and icing celebration and novelty cakes.

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

The very first time I rang my target bell all those years ago. I remember the place and the member! I was so excited!

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

Don’t think about it, just do it! It will be a life changing decision and you will not regret it!

Susan is an Award Winning Class Manager running classes for over 18 years.

Sylvia Strachan - meet Sylvia in Aberdeen City & Shire

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

I have been a Class Manager for 15 years now but before that, I helped out my mum, Peggy Fullerton, in her Scottish Slimmers classes. I also spent time working in Scottish Slimmers’ Head Office when I got a real insight into what the Class Manager role involved and I liked the look of it! The flexibility of the job really appealed to me as, at the time, I had young children – and I also loved the fact that you were doing a job that meant you were going to meet loads of different people every day.

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

I can honestly say that I consider myself to be really fortunate as I have a job I love! I always look forward to and enjoy my classes and the job satisfaction I get from running them is unbelievable.

Three words to describe your classes

Fun! Lively! Friendly!

What’s a perfect Sunday for you?

Every Sunday!

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

In 15 years, there have been so many – but watching people make real changes to their lives is just the BEST feeling!

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

Heaven – Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate
Hell – Coffee

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

Stop thinking and just do it!

Sylvia is an Award Winning Class Manager and has been running Scottish Slimmers classes for over 15 years.

Jayne Taylor - meet Jayne in Glasgow and Dunbartonshire

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

I lost four-and-a-half stone over 10 years ago and I felt so good about how I was feeling that I wanted to help other people feel as great as I did – and still do!

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

It’s so rewarding it’s not like work – being in class feels like a great time with your friends!

Three words to describe you

Enthusiastic : Motivational : Happy

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

Talking!

Not a lot of people know this but you’re rubbish at...

Being patient.

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

Food heaven - TapasFood Hell - Kidneys

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

Don’t put it off do it now – make the first step to a new you.

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

Lynn Watson - meet Lynn in Central Scotland

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

I had been a Scottish Slimmers Member so I could understand how people felt about their weight problems.

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

Being in class and helping people achieve success.

Three words to describe you

Understanding : Fizzy : Positive

Three words to describe your classes

Fun : Friendly : Welcoming

What has been your most memorable moment in class?

Ringing the target bell is memorable no matter how many times I do it.

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

Why are you even thinking about it? Do it! You won’t regret it – I didn’t

Lynn has been running Scottish Slimmers classes for over 14 years.