At Losin’ It with Sonya Jones, (finalist on Season 16 of NBC’s Reality TV Show, The Biggest Loser) we will work together to help you get healthy in body, mind and spirit. Our team is dedicated to helping you lose the weight and keep it off. We will coach you every step of the way.
Certified Ideal Protein Coach
Sonya Jones is an author, motivator, and speaker who lost 144 pounds as a finalist on Season 16 of NBC's The Biggest Loser. Sonya was the only female finalist in the show’s 16th season and lost the show by only .01%, which was the closest loss in the show’s history.
Before becoming a contestant on the show, Sonya admits that she struggled with self-worth and self- confidence. She had been overweight her entire life and was determined to make a change. Since the show Sonya has developed a passion for helping others attain their health and wellness goals. She inspires individuals and organizations to clarify and crush their health and wellness goals in order to live a life greater than they ever hoped, dreamed, or imagined.
LCSW and Certified Addictions Coach
Julie Ponder will facilitate many of the emotional eating groups at Losin' It with Sonya Jones. Julie is the President of Psychiatric Associates of Central Illinois where she maintains a private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor.
For over 20 years, Julie has counseled thousands of clients to improve their lives by helping them heal, resolve conflict, and no longer be burdened by their past.
She is also the Founder and Director of Pastures of Hope, a therapeutic equine and life coach practice. Here she specializes in helping people with their mind body and spirit, heal their relationships with food and other addictions.
Donita S. Schrey serves as the Ideal Protein Medical Director at Losin' It with Sonya Jones. Donita is a Nurse Practitioner Specialist in Springfield, Illinois. She graduated with honors in 2007.
Having more than 13 years of diverse experiences, especially as a nurse practitioner, Donita Schrey affiliates with many hospitals including St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, St John's Hospital, McDonough District Hospital, Thomas H Boyd Memorial Hospital, and cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd. Donita says “It is important to promote wellness as well as treat illness. I care about all of our patients and am concerned about their well-being…I try to take care of them just as I would want my family to be taken care of.”