What Happens at a Meeting?

Teamwork sign

Weekly meetings are the heart of TOPS support. There are two types of meetings, online and in-person. Read on to learn more!

In-Person Meetings

You're welcome to attend your first meeting at any chapter location free of charge—bring a friend if you like. There's no obligation.  Each chapter is a little different, so feel free to try more than one. Here are some tips for choosing the right chapter for you or starting your own chapter.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Meetings usually last an hour or so.
  • Each member has a private weigh-in before the meeting. (That's the first time you'll see listed.)
  • Meeting starts with members sharing challenges, successes, or goals (if they want).
  • There’s a brief program. TOPS gives each chapter engaging, professionally prepared programs covering a variety of health and wellness topics.
  • Awards go to weekly or monthly best losers, contest winners, and members who’ve reached goal!
  • When needed, there’s a quick business meeting before the closing.
  • Meeting closes with a thought for the week or other inspirational activity.

Online Meetings

If face-to-face meetings aren't your style, or if you can’t find a meeting that fits your schedule, you can go to meetings online! Online meetings are held in our chatroom and facilitated by our Online Coordinator.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Live chatroom meetings are available twice a week, currently on Monday and Thursday evenings, and are subject to change based on member needs.
  • Can't make a meeting?  You can still browse chat archives and transcripts to see what you missed.
  • Online facilitator presents the weekly topic or program.
  • Members discuss current topic and share ups and downs and tips.
  • Occasionally, featured guest speakers join the group to share their expert views on fitness, nutrition and more.
  • Catch up with other Online Members between meetings in the private Facebook group. 

Learn More About In-Person vs. Online Membership

Learn the difference between our 2 types on memberships; In-Person Membership and Online Membership. Choose the option that's right for you. The similarities and differences can be found on our TOPS Weight-Loss Support Membership Benefits page.