Have you wondered why you’ve never heard of TOPS advertised? The TOPS Club is a nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support organization. It originated in Milwaukee, WI.

The group has been around since 1948. Ester Manz started the group as a response to the need to assist overweight and obese people lose weight by setting up a support group system. Over the years, as more weight issues began to surface such as bulimia and anorexia, TOPS expanded their scope to include ALL people with weight problems. They also created an incentive for club memebers who reach and maintain their weight at their goal level to stay in the club as KOPS )Keeps Off Pounds Sensibly)members…giving them extra recognition to help encourage other members in the club.


TOPS has over 200,000 memebers in nearly 10,000 chapters in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world. Membership includes women, men, and children.


$24 ANNUALLY in the United States, $30 in Canada.

It’s worth checking a chapter out in your area. I remember they let me come to a few meeting to see if I liked it before I joined.