Rosemary Conley

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"Rosemary Conley is the UK’s leading diet and fitness expert with over 40 years’ experience of helping people lose weight and get fit... In 1993, Rosemary and her husband and business partner, Mike Rimmington, launched Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Clubs to give additional help, support and motivation to people following her diet and fitness programmes. The national network of clubs is a franchise operation, with 170 professionally qualified exercise teachers currently running 2,000 weekly classes across the UK for over 70,000 members...

"From 1996 to 2000 Rosemary was a consultant to Marks & Spencer and helped them to develop their low fat, calorie-controlled food range... In December 2001, Rosemary was granted the Freedom of the City of Leicester, the first woman to receive this honour.

"Rosemary was one of the invited guests at a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in October 2003 to mark the contribution of Pioneers to the life of the nation. Rosemary Conley was delighted to be made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours for 2004, for her services to the fitness and diet industries." [1]


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  1. Rosemary Conley About, organizational web page, accessed June 29, 2013.