18 irresistible reasons to join WW this autumn

Back to school and back on track! Here are 18 pretty awesome perks of being a WW member.

With the kids back at school, there's more time to focus on you, and perhaps revisit your weight loss and wellness goals.

News flash: a WW membership includes some great perks and features you may not expect (or that you may have forgotten about!).

Whether you're thinking about joining or you're already part of the family, here are 18 pretty awesome perks of being a WW member. 


1. The WW app


Our easy-to-use app lets you take the WW programme with you wherever you go! Track quickly and easily on the go, browse recipes on the train home and curl up on the sofa with our members-only social network Connect. Check out this step-by-step guide to the app


2. A simple SmartPoints® budget


Our scientifically-proven SmartPoints system takes the guesswork out of weight loss by distilling complex nutritional facts into a single number. On WW, you'll get a personalised daily SmartPoints Budget that's specificially designed to help you reach your weight loss, weight maintenance or wellness goals, plus extra weeklies to splurge on special meals or treats.

For extra flexibility, you can roll over up to 4 unused weeklies to spend however you like, plus build meals around or snack on ZeroPoint™ foods that you don’t need to weigh, measure, or track.


3. A handy barcode scanner


To make mindful eating easier than ever, the app includes a barcode scanner for easy, one-tap tracking.


4. Free rewards with WellnessWinsTM


Our one-of-a-kind rewards programme means you earn Wins for your healthy habits, like tracking your meals, weight and activity. You can redeem Wins for exclusive prizes, from premium subscriptions to free gym passes.


5. Fitness device syncing


Have an activity tracker? Sync it with the WW app for automatic activity tracking. Keep count of your daily steps and workouts - and earn Wins! - without lifting a finger. 


6. Support and inspiration on Connect


Connect, our members-only social community, is the most positive social space you'll find. Get inspiration from other members, share tips & tricks for making the programme work for you, and get access to Connect Groups, where you can meet members with common interests.


7. Access 1000+ recipes


No matter what you want to eat, and how much (or little!) cooking experience you've got, there's a SmartPoints-friendly recipe to hit the spot. Just search our database for meal ideas to suit your taste and Budget. 


8. 24/7 live chat with Online Coaches


Have a burning question about the programme? Our 24/7 chat feature, available in the app, connects you with live WW coaches who are ready to provide you with answers around the clock.


9. In-app Headspace meditations


Our partnership with Headspace brings mini moments of mindfulness to your wellness journey. Access curated meditations straight from the app, anytime, anywhere.


10. In-app workouts with Aaptiv


Move when, where and how you want to with guided workouts from Aaptiv, the leader in audio fitness instruction. There's something for every activity level, regardless of your fitness goal.


11. FitPoints® 2.0


We've launched our smartest version of FitPoints to date! More personalised, accurate and efficient, FitPoints 2.0 takes into account your height, weight, age and sex, as well as activity and duration, to calculate a personalised FitPoints value for all of the activities you track. 


12. Support from Siri


iOS users can ask Siri to "track my breakfast" or "tell me how many SmartPoints I have left." Over time, Siri will learn your habits and help recommend shortcuts to keep you on track!


13. Blue dot challenge


Have you ever wondered what those blue dots are on your Journey tab? They represent the number of days you've stayed in the healthy eating zone. To show off your progress, screenshot your streak and post it on Connect with the hashtag #bluedotchallenge.


14. Recipe builder 


In both the app and desktop experience, you can build your own recipes for easy tracking. (Also be sure to take advantage of ‘Favourite’ foods. Have a food you eat regularly? Tap the star beside its name and it will live in your favourites for one-tap tracking!)


15. Weight tracking and milestones 


Are you in it to win it? We’ve got your back! By tracking your weight, you're on your way to seeing success. Plus, as a little hurrah for you, we'll send you motivational messages when you accomplish milestones on your journey.


16. Weekly techniques  


Every week we pick a topic or technique that we know will help members along their journey. The Weekly Technique is available in the app and as a handout in your weekly WW Workshop. Find your nearest Workshop.


17. Expert Coaches


Did you know all of our WW Coaches are WW members who have been specially trained to help others meet their goals? They're the best guides because they've been there, and understand what you're going through.


18. Unlimited Invite a Friend


Have you heard about our referral programme? As a WW member, when you invite a friend who joins, you BOTH get a month free - and there's no limit! Invite as many friends as you want and rack up all the free months!