What happens in a

Slimming World


A warm, friendly Slimming World group is the very best place to learn how to lose weight and get all the support you need to achieve your target — and stay there for life! If you’re thinking of joining us, find out what happens at your first group session…

Enjoy the warmest welcome

As soon as you walk through the doors of any Slimming World group, you’ll be greeted warmly by your Consultant and fellow members – a bunch of really friendly people, all at various stages of their weight loss journeys. Before you commit to joining, your Consultant will tell you all about Slimming World and how our Food Optimising plan works.

Join your Slimming World family

You’ll be invited to join the group full of other slimmers just like you. Enjoy our support session where members share ideas, recipes, inspirational stories and much, much more.

Begin your weight loss journey

After the support session you’ll be invited to enrol and weigh in. Your weight always remains confidential. There’s no humiliation or judgement – just care, support and encouragement.

Enjoy your time

in group

Expect your first group to last around 1 ½ hours and around 1 hour each week after that.

We promise

every member

that we will...

  • Listen to you and pay attention to your individual needs
  • Inspire and encourage you to reach whatever Personal Achievement Target you set for yourself
  • Help you recognise when you could sabotage your slimming
  • Never humiliate you into weight loss or dictate how much you must lose
  • Never announce your weight to the group, only your weight change
  • Help you move towards a healthier lifestyle
  • Celebrate your successes as you lose pounds and take positive steps to a new you
  • Care and be there for you, providing support and advice, not just in group, but during the week too
  • Provide you with great value for money. We're the only weight loss group to offer a money-back guarantee.
  • Give you free life membership when you achieve and remain within 3lbs above or below your Personal Achievement Target
  • ‘Everyone was really friendly and I lost a massive 12lbs in my first week. For the first time in my life I felt like there was light at the end of the tunnel. Now I’ve lost 17st and gained some really great friends that I wouldn’t be without!’

    Maxine Wren, Slimming World's Woman of the year 2018

    Inspirational group support

    After weighing-in, you’re invited to enjoy the session called IMAGE Therapy. It stands for Individual Motivation And Group Experience and it’s full of warmth, friendship, laughter, idea sharing, recipes, inspirational stories and much, much more.

    Our most successful members are the ones who get the support from this session...


    money back


    If you don’t lose weight during your first four weeks of group membership, we’ll give you your money back.

    Slimming World


    Stephen Foley, lost more than 9 stones in our Balbriggan group

    ‘My group is like a family. We all support each other and our Consultant is always at the end of a phone with a solution to any problem. The night I reached target there were tears all round - it was an amazing moment I will treasure for life.’

    Slimming World


    Olivia Gibbs lost 5 stones in the Hazel Grove group

    ‘I convinced myself I didn't need group anymore, but without the new meal ideas from other members I got stuck in a food rut and soon slipped back into my old habits. I rejoined group with a new focus and got to my target weight within a few months.’

    Still not sure? Revisit our group and online comparison page

    Comparison page