Weight Watchers at OU

Do you want to eat real food and lose weight, but need a little help and support? Check out the Weight Watchers At Work Series and monthly-pass memberships! Healthy Sooners and Weight Watchers offer affordable options for OU employees to participate in the program. Sure, you can just use the app and online tools, but according to a Consumer Reports survey, people who attended meetings were more satisfied with the program and lost more weight than people who used only the online tools. Choose the membership that works best for you and get started towards a healthier you!

On-Campus Meetings

HSC: Mondays at 12 PM - Basic Sciences Education Building (BSEB, 941 Stanton L. Young), Rm 276  (Dates 11/20, 11/27, and 1/8/18 meet in room 272)
Tulsa: Wednesdays at 12 PM - Main Admin Building, 1E29
Norman: See OU Wellness website for details


Beyond the Scale Program

Weight Watchers introduced Beyond the Scale, their new breakthrough approach to weight loss, in December 2015. Beyond the Scale is a holistic approach to a healthier, happier life that encompasses the evolving needs, mindsets, and science around weight management. Learn more on the Weight Watchers website. Get the Beyond the Scale program flyer


The new program includes:
  • New SmartPoints™ plan to make healthy eating simple: The new system delivers weight loss while using the latest nutritional science to go beyond both calories and the previous Weight Watchers PointsPlus system. SmartPoints is the plan Oprah Winfrey has been using to lose weight and eat healthier since she became a member in August. 
  • New fitness approach that fits a busy life: Members receive personalized activity goals and have access to the new FitBreak by Weight Watchers™ app, which helps turn moments of downtime into up time.  
  • A personalized program that serves each member's lifestyle, goals and challenges: Based on an assessment, members get daily and weekly SmartPoints targets, personalized activity goals and relevant content designed to help find and fuel inner strength.
"We're meeting members where they are today, inspiring and guiding healthier choices not only to lose weight but realize benefits that go beyond just the number on the scale," said Jim Chambers, President and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc. "Beyond the Scale delivers more ways than ever for you to personalize your program, define your success, and guide you on your road to healthier living."

"We developed our new program from the ground up using the latest scientific learnings to go beyond calorie-counting and deliver against a much broader set of objectives than just the number on the scale.  With SmartPoints, we're delivering weight loss results while nudging members toward an eating pattern that includes more lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and less sugar and saturated fat. Everything is still on the menu, while taking our strongest stance ever on eating healthier foods," said Gary Foster, Chief Scientific Officer, Weight Watchers International, Inc. "What's more, in Beyond the Scale, you find ways to fit fitness into your life and tap into the confidence you need to start, the motivation to stay inspired, and the positive energy to keep going, because clinical evidence shows that happier people tend to make healthier choices."

"Weight Watchers has given me the tools to have accountability to myself," said Oprah Winfrey. "I invite anyone who has tried to lose weight before – including with Weight Watchers – to join me and find a new way of being."

Eating Healthier with Smart Points

Counting calories and the old PointsPlus system focused only on the weight loss part of the equation. In its strongest stance ever on eating healthier foods, Weight Watchers is changing the PointsPlus system and launching SmartPoints. The new SmartPoints plan makes healthy eating simple by translating complex nutritional information into one simple number. The new plan nudges members toward a pattern of eating that includes more lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and less sugar and saturated fat. All fresh fruits and most vegetables are zero SmartPoints.

Fitness & FitBreak App

Moving More with Fitness that Fits Your Life

The new fitness approach in Beyond the Scale meets members where they are with a personalized activity goal – whether they want to get active and don't know where to start or are ready to take it to the next level. 

With the addition of the new FitBreak app, people have more than 70 options that will inspire them to move more throughout their day. Whether at work, at home or outside, there's a FitBreak for every situation and members can see how each FitBreak adds up with seamless integration into the Weight Watchers app.

A Personalized Approach

The Beyond the Scale program begins with a personal assessment that captures information about the member's lifestyle, goals and challenges. Based on the assessment, each member gets a personalized program that includes daily and weekly SmartPoints targets, a personalized activity goal, and content tailored to their unique needs. 

Social & Connect

Connect is a new social tool that ensures the power of the Weight Watchers community is always in the palm of your hand. 

A refreshed meeting experience brings a sharpened focus on members' goals on and off the scale, a more motivating and social environment, and more holistic content. 

Use Your FSA

Weight Watchers is the only weight loss vendor with approved vendor status with FSA accounts.  If an employee’s doctor deems it medically necessary for the employee to lose weight and is enrolled in an FSA plan, the employee can submit a Letter of Medical Necessity to their FSA account.  The employee then pays for their WW meetings fees and submits for reimbursement to their FSA for their WW fees.  FSA debit cards are not an acceptable form of payment since they first must provide proof it is medically necessary. 

*Please note that Weight Watchers meetings are eligible but the self-directed and self-reported online program is not.

Employee FSA Information Sheet
FSA Medical Necessity Form

Get Started

Healthy Sooners and Weight Watchers offers two ways to enjoy the new Beyond the Scale program. Choose the one that works best for you!

At Work Series

  • Join and submit payment at your on-campus meeting with the WW leader.
  • 17-week series is $186 or 3 payments of $62
  • Join a series anytime after it has started at a prorated amount
  • On-campus meeting locations and times are listed on the upper left of this page
  • Eligible for 50% reimbursement from Healthy Sooners

Monthly-Pass Membership

OU and OUHSC employees are eligible for a 50% reimbursement with the At Work Series or Monthly-Pass membership. The reimbursement is received on the employee's paycheck and considered taxable income, according to IRS rules. New monthly-pass participants need to be members for at least three months to begin receiving the biannual reimbursement. At Work participants will receive their reimbursement towards the end of their At Work Series and Monthly-Pass members will receive theirs in two lump sums per year (summer and winter) of $134.85 each.

Note: According to IRS rules, contributions of this nature, made by an employer on behalf of an employee, have monetary value and are considered income to the employee. Therefore, the At Work Series and Monthly-Pass 50% reimbursement is considered taxable income and will appear on participating OU employee paychecks. You must be an active OU employee with at least three (3) months of monthly-pass membership to receive the reimbursement on your OU paycheck.

If you're interested in hearing more at a FREE information meeting, contact HealthySooners.