TOPS Celebrates ‘Tons’ of Success in 2010 Print
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Written by Kimberly Greene   
Monday, 18 April 2011 13:39
MILWAUKEE, WI – TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) announced another banner year of weight-loss success.  Members of the nonprofit, weight-loss support organization lost a total of 435.63 tons of weight in 2010.  They credit their successes to the TOPS formula of a healthy lifestyle, group support, wellness education, and motivational tools.

“With a continued focus on obesity in this country, we are proud of our members for their collective huge accomplishment,” said Barb Cady, president of TOPS.  “It is our goal to help people on their journey to lifelong health, and we are amazed by the amount of weight lost each year.”

Through TOPS, members learn that weight loss is about more than numbers.  Recognition and on-going support are also important components to successful weight loss.

TOPS reported these weight-loss statistics as their ‘Fabulous Figures’ for 2010:

• Total weight lost was 871,265.68 pounds – or 435.63 tons.

• The average weight lost per chapter equaled 100.03 pounds – an increase of more than 3% compared to 2009.

• A total of 154 members each realized a weight loss of at least 100 pounds, earning them Century Award recognition.

Weekly chapter meetings, awards programs, and regional events comprise a system of recognition and positive reinforcement for TOPS members on the wellness journey.  Goal weights are set in consultation with members’ health care professionals.  When TOPS members reach their weight-loss goal, they are dubbed KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly).  These members maintain their weight – one of the most challenging parts of successful weight management – and continue to benefit from the accountability and support provided at chapter meetings and online.  TOPS’ members-only section of its website features message boards, weight-loss tools, recipes, wellness videos, e-cards, and more.

TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the original, nonprofit weight-loss support and wellness education organization, was established more than 63 years ago to champion weight-loss support and success.  Founded and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, TOPS promotes successful, affordable weight management with a philosophy that combines healthy eating, regular exercise, wellness information, and support from others at weekly chapter meetings. TOPS has about 170,000 members in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. To find a local chapter, visit www.tops.org or call (800) 932-8677.


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