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Slimming club - sit down scales

chelseapipchelseapip Member Posts: 1 Listener
hi everyone just joined and I’m eager to find a slimming club that has sit down weigh scales as I can’t stand I live in North London anyone have any info plz


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,833 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hi and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help, support and advise others.

    I've been a member of Slimming World since 2015 and have been to many different groups around the country because of various house moves in that time. To be honest, i've never seen or heard of a scales that allows you to be able to sit down to weigh.

    I have no idea about weight watchers but you could do a search for groups in your local area and contact the person that runs the groups to see if they have one of those scales. Find a group local to you here. https://www.weightwatchers.com/uk/find-a-meeting/?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4uTU9PDX5gIVGeDtCh2M-AZOEAAYASABEgIYBvD_BwE

    You could do the same with Slimming World and do a search of your area, contact one of the consultants and ask them. There's usually quite a few groups for each local area. I know my area has several groups spaced out over the week. Find a group here, with contact details of the SW Consultant. https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/nearest-group-search

    Hope this helps.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @chelseapip   pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am also one of the team of community champions.

    You met my friend @poppy123456 given you a lot of support.

    My interest in food, diet, nutrition led me to speak to the Community Health Unit of my Council where I resided at the time.

    Wellbeing service is run under the Community Health Unit.

    Purpose is to help, advise, support disabled and those with illness or recovering.

    To maintain a healthy life style.

    All free lots of good advice.

    Please look at your Local County Councils Website, you can self refer.

    Or speak to your GP.

    Please any thing foodie, diet, nutrition please get in touch.

    Have a lot of knowledge, experience useful information.  .  Cheap eats, budget eats healthy recipe.

    All recipes on the website here right now, have a look.

    Pleasure to help you.

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @chelseapip and a very warm welcome! Was the advice provided above helpful? It would be great to hear if you find anywhere that has these facilities. :)

  • GarzaGarza Member Posts: 132 Pioneering
    this is something I have asked about on another forum, I contacted both Slimming World and weight watchers and while both were understanding of the need, neither organisation provided this facility at any of its groups, the main reason being that all the group leaders are self employed and the cost would be prohibitive for them

  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Neither SW nor WW have a sit down weighing scale......I`m a wheelchair user and cannot get weighed at classes, as I need hoisting.

    However they still welcome me into their clubs and to follow their regime.

    Hospitals have sit down scales and ones which work with hoists. A friend of mine has a  weighing chair, which she uses for dialysis.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Just wondering if you are aware of the free 12 week course SW do for some people. I just rang them and answered a few questions and got the free course. I didn't need a doctor`s letter.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,052

    Scope community team

    That's really interesting @pollyanna1052, thanks for the tip!
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