Understand How FitPoints Work

You'll start earning them as soon as you start moving. Every bit counts.
Published November 20, 2018

FitPoints® motivate you to move more

Why move more? Simple: You’re worth it. And we don’t just mean because being physically active can help you stay on track with your weight-loss goals. It also gives you incredible health benefits, reduces stress, helps you feel comfortable in your own skin, gives you an energy bump... that's a win-win, followed by more wins! 

Our approach to fitness is simple

Make it fun and easy on yourself. Do what you like, when you like, as often as you can. 

Getting active doesn't mean you have to immediately start hitting the gym. (Unless you want to!) Start slowly and ease into it gradually. Start by sitting a little less and moving a little more. 

One of the best ways to see how much you're moving each day is with FitPoints, our unit of measurement for the amount of activity you do. When you took your assessment, you were given a personalized FitPoints goal to aim for. It’s based on your current activity level but is totally flexible — you can bump it up or down at any time.  

The best thing about FitPoints is that you start earning them as soon as you start moving — whether you’re walking around the mall, gardening, or playing at the beach with your kids. Every bit counts! And as your FitPoints start building each week, that’ll motivate you even more! 

As you get fitter your weekly FitPoints goal will change. Being fitter means you’re ready to push yourself further so we’ll keep an eye on that for you and make sure you’re working towards the right goal. 

Connect your activity tracker

Have a favorite fitness device? Great! You’re ahead of the game! Connect it to your Weight Watchers account under Settings to automatically do the tracking for you. If not, that's fine — you can track your activity manually via the app or My Day. It’s simple; just type in an activity, select it from the list, enter the duration, intensity level, and you're done!

We hear what you're thinking: 'But I seriously don't have time to exercise.' Check out the Fitness section of the site for plenty of ways to turn your downtime into "up" time. (See what we did there?) It’s a great place to start if you’re new to fitness.