Lose Big! Let Go! Live Free!
Empowering YOU to get healthy in body, mind, and spirit through developing a plan, executing the process, and living out your purpose!

If I had to use a few words to describe Coach Jones it would be committed, supportive, and competitive. Coach always showed up for us, having a plan for each specific person based on their goals. She came to practice organized and ready to go. She is passionate about the sport, but even more passionate about our success. She was supportive in every way on and off the field. Coach Jones pushed me to give 110% every practice and because of that I learned discipline, work ethic, and how strong I really am. I am so thankful to have had her as a coach as she pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable and allowed for me to learn so much about myself.
Kaitlyn M
About Us

Our Clinic

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. 

Our Team

Sonya Jones
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.

Julie Tucker-Ponder
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.

Sonya Jones

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.”

Ideal Protein

Partnered with Sonya Jones

Ideal Protein has a suite of personalized lifestyle building assistants designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals while on the phases of the Ideal Protein Protocol. After you have accomplished your weight loss results, these assistants helps you maintain “POSSIBLE” with smarter lifestyle living tools and support.

Phase 1: Weight Loss

In Phase 1, optimize fat loss through nutritional ketosis and preserve lean body mass through an adequate daily intake of high biological protein. Essential nutrients are provided through daily supplements, water and low-glycemic vegetables.

Phase 2: Stabilization

Beginning with a Step-down week, food intake is recorded for seven days to create the nutritional foundation for Stabilization. Healthy fats and complex carbs are reintroduced in a measured and deliberate fashion, assessing the tolerance each week to effectively manage hunger and maintain weight loss.

Phase 3: Maintenance

For the first 12 months following Stabilization, you will continue to receive ongoing education, support and strategies from your coach and clinic.

Business Hours

By Appointment Only

Monday – Friday:
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The incredible Sonya Jones. What a wonderful person and enthusiastic leader. Her excitement for excellence touched every person and project under her scope of responsibilities. Sonya is a high-octane, in demand professional speaker. Audiences love her energy and heart felt message. Thousands of individuals have been touched by her story and life changing motivational message to reach their full potential no matter the obstacles. It was a privilege and blessing to work alongside Sonya. She is a shining star that will make any team brighter and more brilliant.
Craig B