Happy Birthday Slimtone!
Can you imagine it, Slimtone has just celebrated 34 years of success!
It all began as a single slimming class in Pontycymmer, the tiny village in the Bridgend Valleys where I have always lived. Slimtone was based on the simple idea of helping people to lose weight with a healthy eating plan that was versatile enough to fit any lifestyle and that was inexpensive and would fit every pocket.
Members came along to regular classes and were encouraged to lose weight safely and steadily, and to maintain their weight loss for the rest of their lives.
That one class soon became two, two turned into ten and Slimtone grew to a network of weekly classes across South Wales and later developed into a lively online community as well. Did you know that Slimtone was the very first slimming organisation in the UK to go online. Yes, we made history, way ahead of the big guys – so now Slimtone has members all over the world!
It has been tremendous seeing the wonderful success stories (LINK) that have been achieved over the last 34 years and the friendships that have developed through our weekly classes.
Deb was one of our very first Slimtone members in Pontycymmer and now enjoys playing, running and dancing with her grandchildren. Sammi from Bolton was our first ever online member. She lost over 10 stone and continues to share her tips and ideas with us on Facebook. (More about Sammi’s latest achievements next week!) And now Emily in the Garw class is one of our recent stars and has lost 7 stone – well done Emily!
Thank you to ALL our members, past and present, for your continuing support. You have all helped to make Slimtone a success and have shown that losing weight can be fun – thank you, you really are fab!