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The following information is courtesy TOPS:
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original, nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition.
TOPS’ mission is to support our members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly.
About 150,000 members (women, men, children) make up about 9,000 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. Dues are $28 annually in the U.S. and $32 in Canada, plus nominal chapter fees
to cover operating costs—on average, less than $5 per month.
How It Works:
Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyles.
Programs provide positive reinforcement and moti
vation to adhere to food and exercise programs.
KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly):
Goal weight is set in consultation with a member’s healthcare
professional. When TOPS members reach their weight-loss goal, they are called KOPS. These members are maintaining their weight, continuing to attend chapter meetings for accountability and
support as they Keep Off Pounds Sensibly. About 21,000 of our members are keeping their weight off, and many have been recognized with Century Awards for losing more than 100 pounds!
Real Life: The Hands-on Pounds-off Guide,
a 300-plus-page lifestyle
guide featuring practical information on nutrition, fitness, menu planning, recipes, and healthy living.
TOPS News magazine, which is filled with inspirational stories and news. Educational brochures are available to healthcare professionals and anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle.
TOPS has experts in the fields of medical research, nutrition, fitness, and psychology. Since 1966, TOPS has funded obesity and metabolic research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, providing
more than $8 million from earnings and members to-date.
In 2012, TOPS members lost a grand total of 425 TONS!
Operations: Founded in 1948, TOPS is administered by a nine-member Board of Directors. Nearly 500 Field Staff assist volunteer chapter Leaders to help and support our members. TOPS Ambassadors are real-life weight-loss experts who have achieved and maintained their goal weight. They represent TOPS at conferences, seminars, and special events throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Contact TOPS Headquarters:
4575 South Fifth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53207; 800-932-8677 or
414-482-4620; www.tops.org (Click “Find a Meeting” to locate a chapter near you!)