Everyone likes getting something for free, right?
The Club 10 award is given to people who have achieved a 10% weight loss from their starting body weight. So if you weighed 15 stones (210 lbs) when you joined Slimming World, and subsequently lost 1.5 stones (21 lbs), then you would qualify for your Club 10 award.
If you then keep that weight off (i.e. you maintain or lose some more weight) over the 10 weeks following your Club 10 award, then you will also qualify for a free week at class – which here in Ireland is a €9 saving!
Your own individual Club 10 target is shown as a green line on the progress chart on the Slimming World app or website, and is unrelated to your self-set Target weight – so if you change your Target it won’t affect the Club 10.
Why is 10% important?
According to the Slimming World website, losing 10% of your body weight has the following health benefits:
- Lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and lower your need for medication.
- Reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes weight loss could improve your diabetes control and reduce the need for medication.
- Lower blood cholesterol levels, which are associated with increased risk from heart disease.
- Reduce strain on the joints and improve back and joint pain.
- Your lungs function better and reduce breathlessness.
- Improve mood and self-esteem.
- Improve asthma and reduce the need for medication.
- Become more mobile, making it easier to be more active.
- Improve fertility and menstrual problems.
- Reduce the risk of certain obesity-related cancers such as cancers of the breast, uterus, cervix, ovaries and gall bladder.
Claiming your free week
Once you qualify for your free week, it should automatically show up on the computer when you check-in that it’s a free week.
If you’re in the middle of a countdown at the time that your free week is due then you won’t lose it. It’ll still be there in the computer when you’ve finished the countdown, but you may need to prompt the person doing check-in to look for it.