Sonya Jones | Contestant on NBC's The Biggest Loser, Featured on US Weekly, and Coach

Sonya Jones

Contestant on NBC's The Biggest Loser, Featured on US Weekly, and Coach

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Sonya Jones

Sonya Jones was a top contestant on NBC's Reality TV Show The Biggest Loser, and is the author of the best-selling book, 44 Lessons From a Loser: Navigating Life Through Laughter, Prayer, and the Occasional Throat Punch. With a winning mix of hilarity and inspiration, Jones will challenge you to be the BEST possible version of yourself!

A physical education teacher who should have been modeling health and fitness, Sonya Jones felt like a hypocrite as she neared 300 pounds in 2014. Six months later, she stepped onto the scales (and into the hearts of millions of Americans) to drop a whopping 144 pounds (50.88% of her total body weight) on national television as the only female finalist on Season 16 of NBC's reality TV show, The Biggest Loser. Coming within a fraction of a pound (.01% of her body weight) of winning the entire competition and taking home the $250,000 prize, hers was the closest margin of loss in Biggest Loser history.

Prior to her Biggest Loser journey, Jones was a former semi-professional athlete (two-time Collegiate All-American in fastpitch softball) who earned a degree in Physical Education from Greenville University (in Greenville, Illinois--where she was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018). After earning graduate degrees in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield, she spent nearly two decades in education before opening her own weight loss clinic called Losin' It with Sonya Jones located in her hometown of Litchfield, IL. Through this clinic Sonya has helped her clients lose thousands of pounds cumulatively. Sonya is also an Assistant Professor of Sport and Kinesiology at Greenville University in Greenville, IL.

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Hey, Girl, Hey!

Ladies, are you looking for a “Girls’ Night Out” speaker who can both entertain you and help you put things in perspective? With the many roles and responsibilities you struggle to juggle, sometimes you just need a break! This session will remind you of why you do what you do—and how to not only survive, but thrive while doing it! If you want a chance to laugh, cry, snort, hug, and love on your girlfriends—then this is the perfect session for you!

You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!

So many women struggle with who they are as they play the inevitable “Comparison Game”! Join Sonya Jones as she shares her journey to believing that God meant it when He said in His Word that she is “fearfully and wonderfully made!” At 283 pounds, that was hard for her to see—but now, she’s eager to have you join her on an emotional journey to understanding that you don’t have to “pretty up” for God to love you! His love is unconditional and all-encompassing already; all you need do is receive it! By the time this session is over, you may finally begin to see yourself the way God always has!

Join the Journey

Sonya Jones’ most requested presentation will motivate and inspire you to take the best possible care of yourself in order to accomplish all that God has planned for your life. Jones shares her experiences as a contestant on NBC’s Reality TV Show, The Biggest Loser, as a tangible way of encouraging you to become the most effective version of yourself possible. You won’t want to miss this powerful presentation—which has been a true “game changer” in the lives of thousands!

Lessons from a Loser

They say it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game, right? Well, Sonya Jones learned that lesson in a powerful (and painfully public) way—standing on stage in front of 5 million people as a finalist on NBC’s Reality TV Show, The Biggest Loser. Thankfully, she’s been able to use her loss of a $250,000 prize to demonstrate the importance of “losing” with grace, mercy, and personal integrity. The truth is—sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield. Jones is preparing future generations to be overcomers (who will make some fine lemonade when life hands them lemons) through this powerful message presenting practical steps to put “first things first” and change the course of their lives!

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44 Lessonsby Sonya Jones

44 Lessons

by Sonya Jones

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Featured Articles & Resources

Sonya Jones | The Biggest Loser shares 'Minutes With Maxwell'

Dr. John Maxwell recently invited Sonya to his live training event as part of his ‘Minutes With Maxwell series.’ Each episode in this motivational video series starts with a...
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The Biggest Loser| Faith and Transformation

Former contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Sonya Jones, came in second place by only .01%: the closest loss in the history of the show. She lost 50.88% of her body fat vs....
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