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New officers guide TOPS members’ healthy lifestyle

August 27, 2019

Members of TOPS (Taking the Pounds Off Sensibly), #0985 Woodruff, recently elected Steve Shaker as their new chapter leader. Shaker is responsible for inspiring and motivating members to reach and maintain their weight loess goals through TOPS eductional programs. Other officers were also elected, including co-leader, secretary, and treasurer. In addition to the election of new officers, Shaker has also appointed a weight recorder and an assistant weight recorder.

“At TOPS, we understand that losing weight is a journey,” Shaker said. “It’s hard for every one of us. The constant encouragement and strength from people going through the same issues helps hake our chapter successful.”

As a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, TOPS?Club, Inc., county on caring officers in local chapters to continue the tradition of helping and supporting its members as they make healthy lifestyle changes. Founded more than 70 years ago, TOPS offers and individual approach to weight loss and overall wellness, with thousands of chapter in the U.S. and Canada. Members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, and more at weekly meetings. Consistent group support, health education, and recognition are all key components to successful weight management. In fact, TOPS members collectively lose nearly 300 tons of weight each year.

Weekly meetings of TOPS take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (weigh in from 11 to 11:30 a.m.) on Thursdays at the Holy Family Catholic Church on Highway J north of Highway 47. Attendees should use the back entrance on the church’s lower level to classroom 2. Visitors to a TOPS?chapter are welcome to attend their first meeting free of charge. Membership is affordable at just $32 per year in the U.S., plus nominal chapter fees.

For more information call 800-932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.


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