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For almost 50 years, New Zealanders have been successfully
losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle with the Weight
Watchers programme. As the leading weight loss company in
New Zealand, Weight Watchers contnues to deliver innovaton
to members to ensure their success.
Weight Watchers is commited to leading the way with
innovatve and excitng new ideas. The newest tool, the iPhone
app, was voted number one in the iTunes store health category
highlightng this commitment and tailoring weight loss to
Another excitng innovaton is the new One to One consultaton
programme, which allows members to follow the plan with
their own personal Weight Watchers consultant. This service is
available in the Sylvia Park and Albany venues from Monday to
Saturday. These Lifestyle Centres are purpose built so members
can enjoy and get the most from their weight loss experience.
Chrissie McGregor a Life Time Member of Weight Watchers
herself has lost 66kilos on the programme and is a
One to One consultant at Sylvia Park. Chrissies advice
to people thinking about losing weight is:
Do it, do it well and keep doing it untl the
job is done.
Chrissies own journey took just over
four years and it has improved her
life in all sorts of ways. When asked
how it has changed her life Chrissie states:
Getng healthy meant getng back my zest
for life, as well as creatng a new love of
clothes and shoes!
Chrissie now enjoys a full tme role at
Weight Watchers and has successfully
assisted hundreds of people on the
programme to reach their goal weight and
receive Lifetme membership status.
One of Chrissies former members Shona
Shanks who herself lost 30kilos on the
programme is also now a successful Weight
Watchers One to One Consultant.
With Weight Watchers and with the help
of Chrissies expertse, I achieved my
goal weight and it changed my life. I feel
happier now knowing I have the skills
to live a healthy lifestyle and
maintain my weight. My mantra is,
it takes tme to make changes and
nothing changes if nothing changes.
Chrissie and Shona both believe the real value
in doing the One to One programme is the privacy,
accountability and the personal support you receive.
You can make an appointment tme that is suitable for you;
we spend 15 minutes with you so we can really manage your
weight loss, ft it into your lifestyle, and give you the skills you
need to be successful for life. says Chrissie.
To fnd out more or to book an appointment today, call the
Weight Watchers oﬃces in Sylvia Park (09) 573 5020 or
Albany (027) 272 9956.
Weight Watchers Sylvia Park --
Weight Loss One to One!
(upstairs above the National bank)
Sylvia Park Shopping Centre,
286 Mt Wellington Highway,
Colleagues take icy plunge for charity
By ESTHER LAUAKI
Chilly challenge: Lorraine Warshaw from @Heart in the costume she'll be wearing when she takes the plunge into ice cold water today.
Photo: ESTHER LAUAKI
courier.co.nz for a video
of previous heartstopper
Five minutes in sub-zero waters
will give Lorraine Warshaw and her
colleagues a chance to experience
what children born with congenital
heart disease go through.
A group of brave Aucklanders will
plunge into an icy pool for five
minutes at the Heart Stopper Chal-
lenge today to help raise awareness
and funds for the 12 Kiwi kids born
every week with a congenital heart
Inspiration for the challenge
comes from the 450 open-heart
surgeries performed annually on
children in New Zealand.
During surgery a child s chest
cavity is sometimes filled with an
icy slush to slow the heart rate and
metabolism, giving the surgeon
more time to operate.
Ms Warshaw is the general man-
ager for Grafton-based charity
@Heart and says the event has
become a key annual fundraising
Imagine being told at 20 weeks
pregnant that your child has a con-
genital heart disease and that you ll
have the baby at the normal time
but you ll stay in hospital for five
months longer while they have
operations and treatment. It s quite
disruptive to a family and it s a
tough thing to go through, she
Money raised from 13 Heart Stop-
per Challenge events around the
country are used to support heart
children and their families staying
in Auckland s National Paediatric
Cardiac Ward and at home, through
@Heart s Family Support Pro-
Our work could range from get-
ting a cup of coffee and a muffin for
parents looking after sick children
through to providing support for
children with heart conditions right
through their life. With the develop-
ment of modern medicine and tech-
nologies, children with congenital
heart disease live a lot longer so we
need to provide support for them at
all stages until they are adults.
Teams dress up in costume for
their plunge and each team member
is encouraged to raise at least $100
to support the work of @Heart.
The water will be the same tem-
perature as the penguin pool at
Kelly Tarlton s Underwater World,
Ms Warshaw says.
Visit heartstopper.org.nz for more
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