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Knowledge is Power!

life father son beachAn investment in knowledge pays the best dividends. 

It is important to understand the power of knowledge.  Now before you glaze over, I must tell you that with regards to long term weight loss, this is absolutely true and essential.  What’s even more important is not only to have the knowledge of how to lose weight, but to do something with what you know/learn.   That is exactly why we created Weight Management University™, Weight Management University for Weight Loss Surgery™, and My Weight Loss Academy™.  They are each step-by-step guides that include not only the “how” but also the “why’s” that result in weight loss success.  Combine this with your homework assignments, your 1:1 discussions with our experts to “bring it home” and your fitness classes and you have a recipe for long term success.  Granted, it is an investment of time and some money, but well worth the return and long term dividend of weight loss success.

As I always say, “Life is what you do minute to minute and day to day.  Enjoy yourself along the journey every step of the way.”  If weight is holding you back from what you want to do, you need to do something about it.  Weight loss doesn’t have to be drudgery.  It can actually be fun…really!  Don’t focus on what you can’t do or can’t eat.  Rather, focus on what you can do and can eat.  Before you know it, you will be meeting those short term goals and be well on your way to meeting or exceeding your long term goals.

The knowledge obtained through Weight Management University™, Weight Management University for Weight Loss Surgery™, and My Weight Loss Academy™ is knowledge that correlates into an   average weight loss of 37 pounds for our medical weight loss program and an average weight loss of 129 pounds for our surgical weight loss program.  These results exceed national averages and we are so proud of all of our clients and expert staff.  Knowledge   really is power and once you do something with that knowledge, the sky is the limit.  Learn…improve your health…feel great…live life to the fullest!

I look forward to seeing you at CFWLS real soon!


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Tina Dawson, Assistant Retail Manager

With over 30 years of experience in IT, Finance, and Healthcare fields, Tina has served the healthcare industry in such roles as Project Manager, Practice Manager, Physician Recruitment and assisted with electronic medical record (EMR) conversions. She attended the University of Maryland in both Asia and Europe majoring in Computer Science and is fascinated with learning new technologies. Tina enjoys educating our clients on our products and programs and “celebrating their successes and milestones…one pound at a time!”. Don’t be surprised if she gives you a hug! For fitness and fun, she likes to “slog” (slow jog) races and enjoys competing in half marathons. “Come out and join me for the next one. Believe in yourself and you CAN do it!” For more information on weight loss in Virginia, please contact (phone or text) us at (757) 873-1880 today!

Jessica Kirby, Medical Receptionist

Jessica croppedJessica is the newest addition to the team here at CFWLS.

Dani Colley, Medical Assistant

Dani has over 35 years of experience in the medical field and has been working as Dr. Clark’s Medical Assistant for over 15 years. Her area of expertise is with the surgical patients. She works closely with Dr. Clark and is always just a phone call away to answer your questions or just lend an encouraging word!

Dani spends her spare time volunteering at an equine rescue or riding rescue horses.

Dawn Olson, LWMC, CPT, Education & Fitness Coordinator

Although her initial career was in Finance, Dawn’s passion for health & fitness motivated her to re-direct her energy toward helping others reach their goal toward a strong & healthy life. Counseling patients and teaching My Weight Loss Academy™ classes in lifestyle modification and nutrition keeps her smiling. “This is far more than a job, it’s an opportunity to help people learn and make positive changes in their health. Each day brings a new reward!”

Dawn is a certified personal trainer and worked in various fitness facilities before joining us in 2009. She also holds certifications in Exercise & the Older Adult, Aquatic Exercise, Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Facilitated Stretching, Fitness Therapy and Lifestyle & Weight Management.

Cat Williamson, Office Manager

Cat Williamson was born and raised in Hampton Roads. She feels blessed that she lives close to the Ocean as well as the Mountains since she enjoys taking weekend trips with her Hubby. Cat has worked in a medical setting for more than 35 years and started working for Dr. Clark as his Surgical Coordinator over fifteen years ago. Due to her longevity here at CFWLS, she has “well rounded” knowledge in each program (medical or surgical) that Dr. Clark’s Center for Weight Loss Success offers. Cat, as the Office Manager ensures that daily structure is handled with a balance of professionalism and excitement for each of our Patient’s weight loss journey. She feels rewarded each time a Patient or Client peeks into her office to share yet another milestone toward their new life!

Cat Keller, Retail Sales Manager

CatCat Keller has a wealth of experience in marketing, e-marketing, advertising and customer service and manages our Weight Loss Nutritional Store. She is always planning something fun and exciting. special events, discounts, giveaways – it’s never a dull moment. She is happy to help you with questions you may have regarding our products or services. Cat is a graduate of William & Mary, where she studied Government/Pre-Law and minored in Marketing.

“My ultimate goal here at Center for Weight Loss Success is to help our clients be successful in their weight loss. We all know how wonderful it is to win a long fought battle. The battle against weight gain, and the poor health it eventually brings is, I believe, one of the most important to win because it brings with it the biggest pay off of all…a longer, healthier life. That is what motivates me to come to work everyday, it’s the opportunity to help a client achieve a renewed zest for life.”