A FORMER fitness instructor from Pershore has regained her figure along with her confidence after shedding three stones at a local slimming group.

Mum-of-two Beckie Jones, from Pershore, joined Slimming World in Drakes Broughton Village Hall after hearing a cruel comment from an acquaintance on a night out.

And it has proved to be such a success with Miss Jones going from 12 stone down to nine in just ten months she has begun her own group in Pershore.

She said: "I was devastated when a casual acquaintance greeted me by wobbling my post-pregnancy tummy and asking when I was going to shift it.

"That was my final straw and although I felt nervous and scared, I resolved to join my local Slimming World group straight away. A friend of mine had been telling me about how well she'd done having lost 5 stones in 9 months by eating all of her favourite foods.

"I needn't have worried though, because as soon as I walked in I was instantly put at ease and reassured by Laurie, the consultant."

Miss Jones quickly learnt how much she could eat and learnt how to cook more healthily.

"I couldn’t believe how easy the Slimming World plan was, after trying and failing so many times with previous diets," added Miss Jones. "Losing three stones has given me so much more confidence and I’ve now been offered the opportunity to open my own Slimming World group and I can’t wait to help people feel as great as I do."

Miss Jones's is at Holy Redeemer Primary School, Priest Lane, Pershore, every Monday at 7pm.

For more details, ring 07510749709 or just turn up.