TOPS Weight-Loss Support Works!

TOPS offers simple solutions for staying on track with your healthy goals.

Stay safe and get healthy in 2021!

In response to the pandemic, TOPS is offering new options for members and chapters to stay connected and on track with their goals. Many of our local chapters are not meeting in-person right now but may be conducting socially-distanced weigh-ins or holding meetings via Zoom, teleconference or other electronic means. Using the contact information on Find a Meeting, you can learn which chapters in your area may be meeting and how.

You may choose to join as an online member now and attend our Virtual Chapter until in-person chapters in your area begin meeting again. There’s no additional cost to switch from online membership to in-person membership.

How TOPS Weight-Loss Support Works


Weight-loss
support

TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support and accountability you need to be successful.


Subscription to online
resources included

You receive a subscription to member-only resources, which include healthy eating tips, recipes and fitness guides.


Step-by-step guide
and magazine subscription

Upon joining, every member receives, free of charge: My Day One, a step-by-step guide to healthy living, and a subscription to TOPS News magazine. 


Weekly meetings
in-person or online

Weekly meetings can help you take an honest look at the changes you need to make.

Choose the Weekly Meeting Format That's Right for You!

Weekly meetings are the heart of TOPS support. Choose from online or in-person.  If your needs change, you may change formats at any time-- there's no additional charge to switch. 

In-Person Chapters

  • TOPS has thousands of chapters in communities across the U.S. and Canada. Find a meeting near you or start your own.
  • Every meeting starts with a private weigh-in.  It's the gift of accountability that TOPS provides.
  • Meeting runs 30-60 minutes after weigh-in. Chapters may charge monthly dues ($5 on average in U.S. and $8 in Canada).
  • 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 and recognition are given regularly at many chapters to honor weight-loss and non-scale victories.
  • Meeting often closes with a thought for the week or inspirational activity.
  • Each chapter is a little different, reflecting the needs and preferences of its members.  Try any meeting one time for free to find the best fit for you -- or start your own chapter.  All it takes is you and three friends.
  • In many chapters, members who would like extra support choose to share contact information to keep in touch throughout the week.

Virtual Chapter Meetings

  • Live Zoom meetings are scheduled on three separate days and times weekly.
  • Meeting runs about 30 minutes long.
  • Meeting starts with members sharing challenges, successes or goals (if they want).
  • Members discuss a TOPS Program presented by Carol, Meeting Facilitator. Additional discussion may center around guest speakers who are invited from time to time to share their expert views on fitness, nutrition and more via webinar.
  • There's no official weigh-in for online members, but all are invited to share progress during meetings.
  • Meeting closes with action steps related to the program presented.
  • Carol also administers a private Facebook group for online members to share support, obstacles and ideas between meetings.

Virtual Chapter Meeting Schedule

(Last updated April 28, 2021)

Online members can join Virtual Chapter meetings up to three times weekly. Members can choose whether or not to share their video.

  • Monday evenings: 8:00 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday midday: 1:00 p.m. Central (Repeat of content covered on Mondays)
  • Thursday evenings: 6:30 p.m. Central
  • All meetings are listed in Central time. Please use www.timeanddate.com to check the times in your area.
  • The Program portion of recent Virtual Chapter meetings can be found in our Video Library for all members. For privacy, Check In and Discussion are not recorded.