Slimmer’s from Boyle are making a ‘comeback’ as their Slimming World group reopens, with Tracy saying she’s excited to be back helping members to lose weight and improve their health in person.
Slimming World has been supporting members virtually in online weekly groups since March 2020 when lockdown closed all of the organisation’s community groups. Now, following the current easing of restrictions in many areas, real-life groups are beginning to reopen step-by-step.
And Tracy is putting measures in place to ensure groups comply fully with government and local guidance and that their members can return safely to their much-loved Slimming World group from Saturday May 22nd. So for the time being it will only be a weigh in at the Spool Factory and an optional zoom meeting each week. As the government ease more restrictions, we will be able to run our reoups from our venue.
She says the health and safety of members has been her top priority in planning the return of the group “Members will find a few things have changed in our groups to ensure that everyone feels as safe, confident and comfortable as they possibly can. This includes appropriate social distancing, hygiene measures, wearing a mask and booking in before you attend. which we’ll be asking members to book in advance.
“As well as looking forward to ‘that feeling’ of being back together with our existing Slimming World members, we can’t wait to welcome new members in Boyle to our groups too. Obesity is a huge issue in the news at the moment with evidence showing that carrying extra weight makes it harder for the body to fight COVID-19. Plus, we know many people’s routines were turned upside down by lockdown and lots of us have been feeling more worried or anxious than usual, all of which can have an impact on making healthy choices.”
Priscilla, (pictured above) who has lost nearly 6 ½ stone herself since just before lockdown says: “I want anyone who’s worrying about their weight or health – especially if they’ve put on a few extra pounds during lockdown – to know that there will be absolutely no judgement at a Slimming World group – just lots of understanding and a very warm welcome. At Slimming World losing weight isn’t about going hungry – our eating plan is extra easy, very delicious and super generous. And moving more doesn’t mean running marathons – unless you want to, of course.
“Our groups are hubs of recipe-swapping, idea-sharing and problem-solving activity. Through our weekly sessions, you’ll discover how to identify the stoppers and potential pitfalls that could send you off track – or that have maybe prevented you from reaching your weight-loss goals in the past – and learn to develop strategies to overcome them. The new healthy habits you’ll discover will soon become habits of a lifetime, and there really is no better time to start afresh when it comes to developing new lifelong healthy habits around food and activity because, as many of the members of my groups have seen, when you lose weight you’re already doing one of the very best things you can to future-proof your health.”
Tracy’s Slimming World group in Boyle will be open from Saturday 22nd May in The Spool Factory. For more information visit www.slimmingworld.ie or contact Tracy on 086 3891600. Due to new safety measures, all members are asked to book into a group before attending and masks must be worn at all times while in the building.