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West Leeds: Slimming World launches virtual service

Slimming World has announced the launch of a new temporary ‘virtual’ weight loss service after it postponed its regular meetings because of the coronavirus pandemic,.

The service will enable Slimming World’s members, who until recently attended in Bramley, Armley, Pudsey and surrounding areas, to continue to enjoy – in a virtual environment – the vital weight loss support each week.

The new service also means that Slimming World’s Consultants, who are self-employed franchisees, can continue to offer a service, at a discounted fee, so that they can continue to work and earn their own living during the weeks and months ahead.  
 
Slimming World’s CEO Caryl Richards says:

“Our groups bring people together in the heart of their communities, to support and inspire one another every week. In these anxious times, the community spirit and the genuine care we provide has never been more important.

“We’ve had countless messages from members who are genuinely distressed at losing their group and their weight loss lifeline, who are already missing the camaraderie each week, and who desperately want to hang on to the changes they have made towards a healthier, fitter lifestyle.

“So we’ve done our very best to put a new ‘virtual group’ in place which gives our members the same practical help, caring support and friendship they’ve come to rely on, and gives our Consultants the means to sustain their livelihoods in the challenging times ahead.”  

The new package will include access to a weekly ‘virtual’ group using video conferencing.

Lisa Jennings and Elaine Barr, Slimming World Consultants from Bramley, will host their groups Monday through to Saturday and invite members to join from home to continue to get support to make healthier food choices and find new ways to stay active indoors.

Existing Slimming World members will pay a discounted fee of £2.50 per week (usual weekly fee is £4.95) for this service. New members wanting to sign up will pay £5 – half the previous joining fee – and then the new discounted weekly fee.   

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