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


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 chatroom meetings are available twice a week*. (Days and times are subject to change based on member needs.) 
  • There's no official weigh-in for online members, but all are invited to share progress during meetings.
  • Meeting runs about 30 minutes long. Online members do not pay chapter dues.
  • Meeting starts with members sharing challenges, successes or goals (if they want).
  • Members discuss current topic from TOPS materials as presented by Carol, your Online Facilitator. Occasionally, guest speakers share their expert views on fitness, nutrition and more via webinar.
  • Online members do not take part in the official TOPS Recognition Program**, although they may have their own weekly or monthly challenges.
  • Meeting closes with a thought for the week or suggested action step.
  • Currently, we are unable to provide a free trial for Virtual Chapter meetings.
  • Catch up with other Online Members between meetings in the private Facebook group.
* 2020 meeting times are Monday nights at 9 Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific and Thursday nights at 7:30 Eastern, 6:30 Central, 5:30 Mountain, 4:30 Pacific.
** Online Members may neither earn nor maintain KOPS status for members at goal who Keep Off Pounds Sensibly