Weight Watchers at Work starting new classes

October 8, 2013  

Purdue's Weight Watchers at Work program offers a discount rate to help those looking either to achieve significant, long-term weight loss or just trying to shed a few pounds. Provided through the Division of Recreational Sports, the program provides an effective, proven path to change.

If a participant’s body mass index (BMI) is over 25, Human Resources will pay for half of the $186 class fee if participants attend 14 of 17 weigh-ins. Discount-eligible participants will pay $93. Those who do not complete at least 14 weigh-ins will receive a bill from Purdue's Accounts Receivable for $93. Participants are eligible for only one incentive in their lifetime. To calculate BMI, visit www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi.

Upcoming Weight Watchers classes:

* Tuesdays at noon-1 p.m.: Oct. 22-Feb. 25 in Stewart Center, Room 320

* Tuesdays at noon-1 p.m.: Nov. 5-March 18 in Physical Facilities Service Building, Room 1179 (change of time from previous class in same location)

* Thursdays at noon-1 p.m.: Nov. 21-March 27 in Physics Building, Room 298

The schedule for each of these allows for two weeks off during holiday periods. For more Weight Watchers information, go to www.purdue.edu/recsports/programs/fitness_and_wellness/wellness_programs/faculty_staff_wellness.php or contact Tricia Tort, associate director of fitness and wellness for Rec Sports, at 49-40109 or ttort@purdue.edu.

To register for Weight Watchers at Work or other offerings, go to the Rec Sports page at https://wpvappwt01.itap.purdue.edu/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1, log in as instructed, and click on Special Events, or call Member Services at 49-43110.

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