NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) today announced that it has launched its newly updated online community, an enhanced destination for Weight Watchers enthusiasts to become inspired and motivated to live a healthier lifestyle. The free and open-to-everyone Weight Watchers Community offers encouragement, expert insights from official contributor blogs and other resources that allow people to share their experiences and build a network of friends.
Those who register for the Community can build a unique profile page and personalize their page with photos and status updates, exchange wall posts with friends and share celebration tokens for a job well done. Like other social networks, the Weight Watchers Community allows users to browse other user profiles, find and befriend likeminded individuals.
"Learning to create and live in a supportive atmosphere that aids weight loss is a defining aspect of the Weight Watchers experience. In addition to attending Weight Watchers Meetings, more information and communication with others can always be found at any hour of the day or night on weightwatchers.com," said Peter Phillips, Senior Vice President at WeightWatchers.com. "That's why we're thrilled to introduce the new online Community as another way for Weight Watchers members and subscribers to connect with each other as well as a destination for anyone who is interested in living a healthy lifestyle."
Weight Watchers Community offers the following features:
With new content generated on a daily basis, there is a strong incentive for new participants to get involved in the Weight Watchers Community. There are also plans in place to make Community even more robust with new functionality in the coming months based on user feedback.
"I've really enjoyed the beta version of the Community so far and am excited for the official launch. Personally, I love browsing the challenges and signing up for them. Checking in every day helps hold me accountable to the good practices of being healthy," says Mel Tuttle, blogger and Weight Watchers member. "The groups are a favorite of mine too because you find people with different and interesting perspectives."
For more information, visit www.WeightWatchers.com/Community.
About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds over 50,000 weekly meetings where members receive group support and education about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity. WeightWatchers.com provides innovative, subscription weight management products over the Internet and is the leading Internet-based weight management provider in the world. In addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.
|SOURCE Weight Watchers International, Inc.|
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