40 facts about WW
At WW, we inspire healthy habits for real life. For people, families, communities, the world—for everyone. We will always be the global leader in weight loss, but we welcomes anyone who wants to build healthy habits—whether that means eating better, moving more, developing a positive mindset, focusing on weight loss… or all of the above!
A holistic approach to wellness
1. WW Freestyle is our best program innovation! We transform lives through food, fitness and mindset.
2. For the past five years, we’ve been awarded Best Plan for Weight Loss and Easiest Plan to Follow by the News & World Report.
3. WW is not a diet. It’s about leading healthy lifestyle and learning healthy habits that will set you up for life.
4. You'll learn to take care of yourself from the inside out because science proves that happier people make healthier choices. You’ll quickly see that feeling good is part of everything we do.
5. It doesn't matter how many times you’ve tried to lose weight or get healthy before, we’re here to guide you every step of the way on your journey. Forget the past, at WW we’re all about looking forward.
6. We love delicious, tasty food that fuels your body. Our WW recipes and packed with real ingredients that are simple to make.
7. Holistic is the name of the game at WW. As well as learning to eat well, we want you to have fun while getting fit (it is possible – trust us!)
8. The WW program means you make your own choices about what to eat and how to move. There’s no fixed food plan (though we have plenty of ideas when you need them) and we won’t dictate when and how you exercise (but we have workouts online anytime you need a push in the right direction).
9. The WW program isn’t about handing you the rulebook and hoping for the best. We'll support you 24/7 online, via the app or in person at our WW Workshops. You'll be a part of our online community and get the support you need in a way that works for you.
10. If you drop weight quickly following the program, fantastic! We’ll help you celebrate (loudly!), but keeping it off, in the long run, is what we care about most. Reshaping your lifestyle with long-term sustainability in mind is our priority – quick fixes just aren’t our style.
What are SmartPoints?
11. The SmartPoints® program reflects the very latest in nutrition science. We've made sure our program is livable and up-to-date. We don’t make changes just for the sake of it.
12. Declaring a ban on wine and chocolate is not what we're about. On our program, nothing is off the menu. Instead, we show you how to make SmartPoints work for you so you’ll lose kilos, not your lifestyle.
13. SmartPoints is an easy-to-use number assigned to every food so no complicated kilojoule counting or mental maths is required. Instead, we make tracking as simple as possible (our app is perfect for this!) so you can make healthier choices become second nature.
14. While you’ll receive a SmartPoints Budget to stick to, we know you live in the real world where the unexpected pops up – enter your weekly Budget! These extra SmartPoints can be used when you want, how you want (or not touched at all, if you prefer).
15. On the Member website, you’ll find 5,000+ healthy recipes with SmartPoints included. You'll have access to endless ideas on what to eat and can easily determine which foods can fit into your SmartPoints Budget.
What are FitPoints?
16. You’ll get a personalised FitPoints goal to strive for each week. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or a gym junkie.
17. It's easier than ever to accumulate FitPoints for moving. Whether you go for a walk around the block, hit the weights at the gym or get your flow on in a yoga class, every bit counts towards your weekly goal.
18. Your FitPoints goal is flexible. If you’re ready for a fitness challenge, you can up the ante at any time.
19. One of the best ways to earn FitPoints is without even knowing it! Gardening, running around with the kids, even hitting the shops all count towards your weekly goal. We've got plenty of fitness ideas to get you moving.
20. Tracking your FitPoints is easy when you sync your activity device like a Fitbit or Apple Health. It sends all of your data straight to your WW app so you automatically earn and track them.
WW Workshops (formerly Meetings)
21. Our WW Workshops are different every week. You’ll learn new ideas from your WW Coach and fellow members that you can apply to your week ahead. You'll leave inspired and motivated.
22. Once you reach your goal weight and complete our 6-week maintenance program, you'll become a Lifetime Member so you can attend WW Workshops for free! It's the ultimate way to maintain your weight and keep connected to the WW Community.
23. What you’ll discover at every single WW Workshop is that we’re all in this together. Thousands of WW Workshops take place across Australia and New Zealand every week, bringing like-minded people together who want to make positive changes. You’ll quickly learn that weight loss is much easier when you’re surrounded by a room full of cheerleaders on the same journey.
24. WW Workshops are bringing back the fun! We’re now including cooking demonstrations, inspiring guest speakers with fellow Member's wellness and weight-loss stories.
25. If you don’t leave a WW Workshop feeling inspired, we haven’t done our job! Building your self-belief is a huge part of the program and we guarantee you won’t come away from our Workshops without a solid dose of inspiration to push your motivation along throughout the week.
Inspiring WW Coaches
26. WW Coaches understand the program inside and out. You can ask them anything! They've all had success on the program and are passionate about helping others achieve their wellness goals.
27. Other than being able to talk about all things food, fitness and feeling good, our WW Coaches' number one role is to be your head cheerleader.
28. If you prefer to follow our program via our digital channel, you can chat to our WW Coaches 24/7 via Live Chat. No matter the time of day, they're ready to help you.
29. Our WW Coaches know when to speak and when to listen. Their job is to guide you along, not boss you about.
30. Every WW Coach knows you’re not looking for a fad diet and if you’re after a quick-fix solution, you’re speaking to the wrong people! Our WW Coaches want to help you learn healthy habits for now and the rest of your life.
Digital tools at your fingertips
31. When you join WW, you get access to 'My Day'. This is your program dashboard that shows you how many SmartPoints you've used and how many you have left, as well as how many FitPoints you've earned through activity.
32. Update your goal weight, view your weight-loss history, modify your FitPoints goal and personalise the program to suit you.
33. Access over 5,000 recipes that have the SmartPoints worked out for you! Search and filter recipes by meal time or dietary preference. If you want to change the ingredients in any recipe, modify them and re-save them as your own. Plus you can make them 'favourites' to fast-track them for next time.
34. Each week get the 'WW Weekly' download full of great ideas and motivation for living the program.
35. We have a Workout hub, especially for Members! Each workout features a simple circuit of moves. You can mix and match workouts to suit your fitness goals, location or what you're in the mood for.
Easy to use WW app
36. Open up our food barcode scanner for any supermarket food. View the SmartPoints, save the food, instantly track it or make it a favourite for next time.
37. Our exclusive Connect community for is for WW Members. Follow others, share your progress, post photos, video or recipes and like posts. It's a safe and supportive community of like-minded people and we think it's our best kept secret!
38. Our app is constantly evolving! We're working on awesome new features and making upgrades to ensure the app is your 24/7 support tool.
39. No matter where you go, you've got a WW Coach in your pocket 24/7 days a week. You might need some advice on what to eat, or need a motivation booster. No matter your question, we're here to help.
40. Need inspiration on what to cook tonight? Click on 'Discover Recipes' in the app and we'll serve up plenty of options. You can filter by course, SmartPoints value and dietary preference. You'll never get bored with healthy foods ideas.