TOPS Chapter To Hold Open House

Staff reports

TOPS LA 0422, Prairieville will be hosting an Open House event on February 3, 2011 from 6pm-7pm at Broussard Grove Baptist Church. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss organization, is eager to share their message of wellness education and weight-loss support at a time when people are making their New Years resolutions for a healthier lifestyle.

Everyone is invited to attend this Open House event to find out more about affordable, weight-loss support following the renewed motivation that comes with this common New Years resolution. Linda Floyd joined in Jan 2009 because she was finally ready to take control of her health.

“I tried fad diets that never worked,” Linda said. “TOPS was different because right away - I experienced the caring support. With the encouragement provided by my chapter, I changed the way I thought about food, started exercising and I achieved my goal weight on Dec 29, 2009.” Linda has lost over 90 pounds. She shared that, by following the example of successful TOPS members in her chapter (called KOPS for Keep Off Pounds Sensibly - a designation for members who achieve their goal weight), she realizes that the weight-loss journey is on-going. “I know I need to remain focused on maintaining my goal, “Linda confirmed. “TOPS provides the motivation and education programs to keep me on track.”

TOPS Club, Inc (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support and wellness education organization with thousands of associate chapters in the United States and Canada. Members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning exercise, and more, in weekly meetings. Weigh-ins, group feedback, and support help members achieve their goals. Founded in 1948, TOPS is the original weight-loss support organization and its International Headquarters is located in Milwaukee, WI. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge.

For more information on Open House, call Linda 647-2606 or to find another local chapter, visit or call TOPS Headquarters at 800-932-8677.