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    Question Anyone else's local meeting close?

    I'm a lifetime member who's been missing the local meeting for a long time due mostly to the fact that the time/place was inconvenient. I just now tried to find the meeting because I heard about a month ago that it changed to a different day, and I am now ready to return. But there was no meeting listed for my town on the WW site. There used to be two more meetings in the next town, about 40 minutes away, but they weren't listed either. So I called the WW meeting info number and was informed that my closest meeting is now about an hour away in a different town. She knew nothing about the closures.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Is Weight Watchers closing unprofitable meetings? Darn it, I can't remember who told me about the new day. Any guesses or info would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Jean in Colorado
    SW 176
    CW 170
    WW goal 135.0
    GW 122
    The future depends on what we do in the present.
    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    Maybe WW is trying to go all online? Is that a possibility?
    Jean in Colorado
    SW 176
    CW 170
    WW goal 135.0
    GW 122
    The future depends on what we do in the present.
    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Santa Fe, NM
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    20,673

    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    Weight Watchers is a business. They have always closed down unprofitable meetings and locations. They need to have a certain number of paying members attend each week in order to be profitable.
    Luanne

    "Just Do It"
    Goal - 8/2/02

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    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    Thanks, Luanne -- I guess I just read too much into it.
    Jean in Colorado
    SW 176
    CW 170
    WW goal 135.0
    GW 122
    The future depends on what we do in the present.
    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    I was RONG.

    The meeting closed because the leader moved to another state, and no one, even the current reception staff, wanted to take over.

    I would do it, but as you can see by my signature, I am way over my goal weight, and WW does not make exceptions in that area. Guess I'll continue on my weight loss journey and talk to them when I'm closer to goal.
    Jean in Colorado
    SW 176
    CW 170
    WW goal 135.0
    GW 122
    The future depends on what we do in the present.
    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Santa Fe, NM
    Replies
    20,673

    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    Jean, in addition to being at goal weight you need to apply to work for WWers, be accepted and go through training.
    Luanne

    "Just Do It"
    Goal - 8/2/02

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    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    In the Woods
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    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    I have friends that drive almost an hour to attend our meeting. Leaders are difficult to find. Our leader often reminds at goal members of the opportunities available to be come a leader.
    Esther
    Goal 160
    Current 177.0
    Just do what you know to do!

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    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    The Weight Watchers Center in a nearby town that I attended closed because of increase in real estate value. It had meetings 6 days a week. I joined WW online and it's a good way to track on your smart phone or look up food and restaurants but they don't have these great forums.
    Kitty

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    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ontario,Canada
    Replies
    15,906

    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    We are a small city of around 22,000 people. We have 3 meetings on Weds. here. Also, a meeting, once a week, at the hospital. They are still all going strong.

    Ashlee
    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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    My former location also closed having to drive a little farther in another city.

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    Now this location closed. Looking at doing this on line.

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    I noticed there is only 2 meetings in the town I live in. I started training to become a leader in a diff city and now I have moved, I'm over my goal weight, but would be interested in becoming a leader. Does anyone know if there is health insurance in being a leader? If there is I may be interested in making being a weight watchers leader my new career.
    Brenda

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Delta, BC
    Replies
    10,725

    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    I don’t know for sure, but have heard that people who work for WW don’t do it for the money. Not great pay and I doubt if there would be other benefits.
    Ann
    SW: 158.6 Dec 2010
    G.W. 137

    C.W. 125, Dec. 7, 2018



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    Default Re: Anyone else's local meeting close?

    Sorry to hear you lost your meeting location. It would be hard for me to commit to going to a meeting if I had to drive that far.

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    It is so hard when you live in a rural area and there is no meetings or leaders.

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    Mine did last spring. Gotta drive towards the mall now to get a meeting and I like meetings but that far now and the added weekly expense to go to meeting UGH
    lose 20 by Oct 2019

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