Sisters are doing it for themselves!

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A FAMILY of Cupar sisters have three extra reasons to celebrate this New Year after each reaching their weight loss target in just a few weeks.

Brenda Bell, Carol Mayberry and Linda Lamond all joined weight management classes in September and since then have dropped 18 pounds between them.

They’ve been attending ‘Winning by Losing’ classes at Fife Institute for Physical and Recreational Education, a programme for adults run by NHS Fife in conjunction with Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.

Carol said: “I joined the programme to give me the confidence to get back into fitness and to feel better about myself.”


Reflecting on the impact of the classes, Brenda said: “Being more active has led to me try more activities that I wouldn’t normally have attended, like Zumba.”

Linda added: “I really enjoyed the teamwork and meeting all the different people that attend the group.

“The excellent instructors always make sure that the session is fun.”

This month marks the beginning of a new ‘Winning by Losing’ programme, offering people the chance to join the successful sisters and combine healthy weight-management advice with physical activities.

The 12-week sessions are delivered by the trust’s experienced instructors who have been trained by a NHS Fife dietician.

Cupar Sports Centre is amongst seven Fife venues to be participating, with classes beginning on Friday, January 13, between noon and 1.30pm.


Jacquie Stringer, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust programme and events manager, said: “Winning by Losing continues to foster successful weight loss and life-changes for people across Fife.

“Brenda, Linda and Carol are great examples of how the 12-week programme can really make a difference in people’s lives, while allowing them to have a good time, learn how to make healthier choices and get active.”

For full details on the new Winning by Losing programme starting in January and to download an application form, visit