CITY OF MARTINSVILLE: A hands-on, Pounds-off Approach to Weight Loss
City of Martinsville issued the following announcement on Jan. 2.
TOPS® (Take Off Pounds SensiblySM) is short for TOPS Club, Inc., the original weightloss
support organization. TOPS Club Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), noncommercial
network of weight-loss support groups throughout the United States and Canada. TOPS
offers tools and programs for healthy living, wellness and weight management, with
exceptional group fellowship and recognition.
TOPS doesn't pay celebrities to endorse us, and we don't promise quick fixes or promote
unrealistic images of the "perfect" body. Instead we focus on health.
TOPS can't do the work for you. You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can't
guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each
stage of the journey, including after you reach your goal weight.
The TOPS mission is to help and support our members as they take off and keep off
TOPS is open to women, men and children (7 and older). We offer a network of
thousands of weight-loss support groups across the United States and Canada. Annual
dues are $32 in the U.S. and $44* CAD in Canada ($46 in 2019), plus nominal chapter
fees to cover operating costs—on average, about $5 per month.
Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared informational
chapter programs featuring current nutrition, fitness and wellness information. Programs
provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to healthy eating and exercise
In 2017, TOPS members collectively lost 270 TONS!
For more information about TOPS in Martinsville stop by a meeting any Tuesday at 5:00
pm downstairs at the library. The first meeting is free
Original source can be found here.