AFTER months of hard work, and with different goals spurring them on, four locals have undergone a transformation that has won them the 2018 Your New Beginnings 12-week challenge.
Genesis Kelmscott members Sharon Allcock, Diane McKay, Daniel Oates and Craig Ford were crowned local winners of the organisation’s national competition after losing more than 35kg and 100cm between them.
Ms McKay said she had surprised herself with the result.
“I decided to do the 12 week challenge to lose a little weight and to get little fitter, but what I got was a lot fitter and a lot lighter,” she said.
“It has been an amazing journey for me; I have met a lot of lovely people, people who have given help and encouragement all the way.
“Someone said I inspired them but the truth is everyone is an inspiration to each other-It has been an honour to be part of this group and I personally feel more confident than I have felt in years.”
Mr Ford said he joined the challenge as a way to try to fight a major health condition.
“At week one my health goal was to beat my type 2 diabetes,” he said.
“Four days after the challenge finished I had my diabetes review, they were so happy with me that I am on a three-month trial without diabetes medication or cholesterol tablets.”