Littlehampton coach is recognised with ‘Diamond’ status

Dianne being awarded by area service manager Zoe Lysandrou
Dianne being awarded by area service manager Zoe Lysandrou

A weight loss coach has been awarded ‘Diamond Coach’ status after helping residents in Littlehampton and Rustington lose 500 stone in 2016.

Dianne Hopwood was recognised for her service to Weight Watchers members in the area at her meeting in Woodlands Centre, Rustington. She was presented with the award by area service manager Zoe Lysandrou.

Dianne with some of her Weight Watchers members

Dianne with some of her Weight Watchers members

The award, which celebrates coaches who have provided exceptional support to their members during their weight loss journey, is only given out once every two years to a select group of Weight Watchers experts across the country.

With a plan personalised to each member’s age, gender, BMI and lifestyle, Dianne, who has lost 84lbs and maintained for 23 years, is committed to helping every member achieve their goal and equips residents with the skills and techniques required to build a positive relationship between food, mind and body for good.

James Brock, a Weight Watchers member, says the accolade is very well-deserved. He said: “Dianne is a real inspiration to me and the other members in our meeting. She always provides great tips, tricks and support to help us achieve our weight loss goals and develop healthier habits. I have lost three stone with Dianne and I’ve never felt better! I’ll even be taking part in the Iron Man Challenge this year.”

It is the ninth time Dianne has been awarded Diamond status and she is thrilled.

She said: “I’m so proud of my members and what they’ve achieved; it has been a fantastic year and to receive this award for doing something I love is amazing! It’s great to see my members enjoying the food they love and jumping off the scales happy.

“Unlike fad diets and quick fixes, Weight Watchers provides a flexible and balanced approach to leading a healthier lifestyle. Our unique counting system, SmartPoints,or no tracking option No Count, guide you towards healthier food choices, based on much more than calories alone, while helping you to be more active and equipping you with the skills and techniques to get you in the right frame of mind to achieve long term success.

“Research shows that with Weight Watchers meetings and online tools, you could lose up to seven times more weight than on your own and I’m looking forward to continuing to prove that stat right!”

Dianne runs three meetings a week in Littlehampton Academy on Tuesday at 6.30pm-7.30pm, and at Rushington Woodland Centre on Wednesdays at 4.45pm-5.45pm and 6pm-7pm.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at

3) Follow us on Twitter @LhamptonGazette

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Littlehampton Gazette - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.