Win chance to drop a dress size

get fit: The Fitness Company's Tracey Vowels with super slimmer Heather Walker, who lost seven stones. Photo: SG120813-444NG
get fit: The Fitness Company's Tracey Vowels with super slimmer Heather Walker, who lost seven stones. Photo: SG120813-444NG

Who wants to think about Christmas in the middle of summer?

Very few people, apart from women who are interested in joining a ten-week Drop a Dress Size weight loss plan with The Fitness Company in Spalding so they look good in their festive clothes.

This is the tenth Drop a Dress Size plan Tracey Vowels has run, helping more than200 women to lose weight and achieve a better body shape through sensible diet and exercise.

One of them is Heather Walker, who went to work at The Fitness Company’s creche in 2005 weighing around 20 stone.

Heather had tried a number of quick fix diets, without success, and felt too embarrassed about her size to have a go at the classes.

Tracey devised a sensible eating plan based on a daily calorie intake, and encouraged Heather to start walking to improve fitness and encourage weight loss.

Slowly, the weight started to come off and, after losing the first four stone, Heather began to feel a lot more confident and began using the gym equipment.

At around five stone weight loss, Heather reached a plateau and the next stone refused to budge.

She joined the Drop a Dress Size plan, which she says gave her the extra push needed.

Having done two programmes, she has lost a further 2st 5lbs, making her total weight loss 7st 5lbs, and she says her asthma has gone.

With another stone to lose to reach her personal goal, Heather has signed up for the September programme.

She says: “I feel like I’ve taken control of my body again and have been inspired to consider taking up further training in health and fitness to try and help others just like me.”

The next programme starts on September 12 (8-9.15pm) with participants learning about healthy eating, changing lifestyle habits, understanding food labels, portion control and how hormones can play havoc with weight loss.

Each week also includes a 40 minute exercise session set at a level that everyone can manage and a weekly weigh in.

The Fitness Company is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a ten-week Drop a Dress Size Weight Loss Plan plus three months’ Fitness Company membership worth £124.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question: When does the next Drop a Dress Size programme start?

Fill in the coupon and send it to: Fitness Company Competition (Editorial), Spalding Guardian, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, PE11 1AB. The first correct entry drawn will win. Entries must be received by first post on Thursday, August 29. Usual Johnston Press rules apply. Photocopied entry forms will not be accepted.