TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit,
noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization. TOPS offers tools and programs for
healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, we've helped millions of people live healthier lives.
Founded in 1948, TOPS has been helping and supporting our members to take off and keep off pounds sensibly for nearly 70 years. Read more about the mission, vision, and facts behind our evidence-based program.
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 motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs. Learn more.
TOPS has a rich history of growth from humble beginnings. Learn more about how TOPS got started by visiting our TOPS Timeline.
The TOPS Heritage Society was established as a way for members and friends of TOPS to join with each other to preserve and continue our rich tradition of
helping others live their healthiest lives now and into the future.
The Esther Manz Memorial Garden, located at TOPS Headquarters, is a beautiful garden and winding pathway lined with engraved bricks honoring TOPS member’s both past and present. Anyone can support the Memorial Garden by ordering engraved pavers, limited edition pins and more.
TOPS 990 Form
Your first visit to any chapter is free. Each chapter is a little different, so you may want to try more than one.
Find obesity statistics for your state or province, number of TOPS chapters, fact sheets and more in our Media Room.
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