Empowering YOU to get healthy in body, mind, and spirit through developing a plan, executing the process, and living out your purpose!

Lose Big! Let Go! Live Free!

“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

Top Dog

While Rocky believes that ice cream, fried chicken, and cookies should be on the protocol, he is the highlight of every appointment.

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.

Desi Davis
Certified Ideal Protein Coach

What is your Losin' It story?
I used to battle with low self-esteem, but I knew I deserved to be my best self. Thanks to my transformative journey at Losin’ It with Ideal Protein, I am now confidently living a healthier and happier life.

What makes you a great coach?
With over 25 years as a teacher and coach, I live to motivate and empower my students and athletes to reach their full potential. I am thrilled to be a part of the Losin’ It with Sonya Jones team where I can help clients push through their own struggles and attain their goals by tapping into their inner strength and resilience.

What inspires you?
I believe that we are all beautiful beings deserving of love and acceptance, despite our imperfections. On your journey to wellness and health, I am excited to walk alongside you as your dedicated coach and remind you that YOU ARE deserving, YOU ARE capable, and YOU ARE more than enough.

Joni Paine
Certified Ideal Protein Coach

What is your Losin' It story?
When I first signed up for Losin' It with Sonya Jones, I was admittedly overwhelmed by my health issues and the prospect of losing weight. But through dedication and hard work, I was able to shed a staggering 70 pounds and resolve my health issues. Now, I'm thrilled to bring my experience and newfound skills to coaching, helping others achieve the same success I did.

What makes you a great coach?
My own weight loss journey has given me invaluable insights and expertise, allowing me to deliver targeted, effective guidance to all my clients. I'm confident that with my help, anyone can achieve their goals and enjoy a healthier, happier life.

What inspires you?
Every day, I'm inspired by the amazing transformations I see in my clients. Nothing beats the feeling of helping someone change their life for the better, and that's what drives me to be the best coach I can be.

Sherry Struck
Certified Ideal Protein Coach

What's your Losin' It story?
I have successfully been losing weight with Ideal Protein since the Springfield clinic opened. While I have struggled with my weight in the past, I am now confident that I will reach my goal and maintain my progress with what I have learned from this program. Ideal Protein is the best way to lose weight healthily and easily, and I swear by the "Eat the Sheet" philosophy. The program is designed for success and empowerment, and I am proud to be a part of it.

What makes you a great coach?
My passion for helping others is what sets me apart as a coach. Whether it's providing support to a child in need or offering encouragement to a friend, it brings me joy to help others succeed. With Ideal Protein, I have found a way to combine my passion with my expertise and help others achieve their weight loss goals.

What inspires you?
I am inspired and motivated by my faith, and I keep a collection of uplifting scriptures that remind me to trust in the Lord. One of my favorites is "Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you" (Psalm 84:12 NIV). This verse reminds me to stay confident and to always trust in the process, no matter what challenges may arise.

Julie Brennan
Certified Ideal Protein Coach
Media Specialist

What is your Losin' It story?
Before joining Losin' It with Sonya Jones, I was deemed obese and struggled with high cholesterol. I took control of my health and made a commitment to myself. Collin, the family pizza eater, was deployed, and I was ready for a change.

After 5 months with Losin' It, I lost an impressive 65 pounds, lowered my cholesterol levels, and eliminated inflammation. The results were astounding; I felt more confident and comfortable in my clothes.

What makes you a great coach?
As your coach, I will be your biggest cheerleader. I pride myself on my ability to help clients reach their goals, all while strengthening their faith and receiving grace.

What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from lots of prayers and EAT THE SHEET mentality, and I am excited to share in this journey with you!

Patricia Ackley
Administrative Assistant

When I heard Sonya was looking for someone to help in the office at the Springfield Losin' It Clinic, I knew I wanted to be that person. Not only because I could offer over 20 years of office administration experience, but mostly because I knew that Sonya would be a joy to work with.

Sonya and I have attended the same church for many years. She has always been an inspiration to me, as she has been and continues to be for many others. I believe in the vision of this organization, and I'm proud to serve our clients alongside Sonya and the other coaches! 

“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.

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.

By Appointment Only