A PAIR of Wearside workers have been hailed as ‘top losers’ after taking part in a company scheme to slim down.
Carole Hall, 51, and Jemma Gouch, 30, work for EDF Energy at Doxford International Business Park.
The women are now celebrating after coming top of the firm’s Better Health at Work Fit Club programme.
Jemma lost three stone thanks to help from the Fit Club, and Carole followed closely behind, losing two stone since the scheme began six months ago.
Jemma said: “In August last year, I decided that I no longer wanted to be overweight.
“Joining the club supported me on this journey.”
The Fit Club is part of a better health programme, introduced alongside EDF’s health and wellbeing strategy to help employees lead healthier lives in and out of the workplace.
Carole, from Durham, said: “Being in a work-based Fit Club team really works because it creates a bit of healthy competition.”
The women also led their team to glory, claiming first prize for points gained across the company for being healthier.
Jemma, of South Shields, added: “My new team, Little Jems, came first across all EDF Energy’s sites so I hope to achieve the same next time.”
The EDF Energy Fit Club currently has more than 500 members who have lost a combined weight of 166 stones.