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Weight Watchers® in Bristol

Are you considering joining a weight loss programme like Weight Watchers® (WW) in Bristol?

Everyone is different, and there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to choosing a weight loss programme. Some people want rigid rules and a point counting, whereas others like more flexibility and a long-term lifestyle change.

WW® have a strict point system in place, using Smartpoints® for food and Fitpoints® for exercise. Any food you eat equates to a certain amount of Smartpoints®, and each day you get an allowance of points.

Some people enjoy taking the time out to attend the face-to-face workshops that programmes like WW® and Slimming World® offer, whereas others prefer the convenience of an online programme. This guide will provide you with all the options available to you in Bristol.

WW® studios in Bristol

If you’re looking to join in-person, face-to-face weekly meetings, there’re a number of different WW® studios in Bristol:

Bristol weight watchers

  1. Stoke Gifford Retirement Village
    Coldharbour Lane
    Bristol BS16 1EJ
  2. Bailey’s Court Activity Centre
    Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke
    Bristol BS32 8BH
  3. Bethesda Independent Methodist Church
    Soundwell Road
    Bristol BS16 4QG
  4. Waycroft Academy
    Selden Road, Stockwood
    Bristol BS14 8PS
  5. Avonmouth Community Centre
    257 Avonmouth Road
    Bristol BS11 9EN
  6. Hanham United Reformed Church
    Tabernacle Road
    Bristol BS15 8DU
  7. The Vassal Centre
    Gill Avenue Fishponds
    Bristol BS16 2QQ
  8. Brentry Primary School
    Brentry Lane
    Bristol BS10 6RG
  9. Lincombe Barn (Jubilee Hall)
    Overndale Road, Downend
    Bristol BS16 2RW
  10. Broadmead Baptist Church
    Union Street
    Bristol BS1 2DL
  11. Lyde Green Community Centre
    Thistle Close, Emersons Green
    Bristol BS16 7GW
  12. Dings Crusaders RFC
    Frenchay Park Road
    Bristol BS16 1LG

Alternative option

The challenge with attending weekly face-to-face WW® workshops is that you have to take a few hours out of your week to travel to and from the studio and have the meeting. There are also travelling expenses associated with weekly meetings.

For this reason, many people prefer the convenience of a digital programme, where they can achieve their weight loss goals around their busy lifestyle.

Second Nature is a 3-month online programme that helps you to lose weight and make sustainable lifestyle changes. Second Nature combines support from registered nutritionists and dietitians with the convenience of a digital programme.

When you join Second Nature, you’re assigned to a small group of members who are on a similar journey. This is an extra source of support and provides accountability when you need it.

WW® and Slimming World® offer digital programmes as well. We wrote a detailed guide comparing the digital programmes with Second Nature to help you decide what’s best for you.

When you sign up to the Second Nature programme you get:

  1. 1-1 support from a registered dietitian or nutritionist, keeping you motivated and accountable
  2. A supportive group to help you work through challenges and share your achievements
  3. Habit-change techniques to improve your nutrition, sleep, stress, activity levels, and more
  4. Simple recipes with step-by-step videos that won’t leave you feeling hungry
  5. No calorie counting. No fad diets.

Second Nature tackles weight loss by focusing on your habits and changing your behaviours. This means that any healthy lifestyle changes you make will be sustainable and last in the long term.

Trustpilot scores

Trustpilot is a platform where consumers can leave reviews and scores reflect overall customer satisfaction. See what members have to say about WW® and Second Nature:

Weight Watchers® Second Nature
Star rating Weight watchers 5 stars
Score 2.4 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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Pricing

The price of WW® varies depending on the plan you choose. The table below includes the price of joining the WW® digital + workshops plan in Bristol.

On the surface, Second Nature appears to be slightly more expensive (for 3 and 6 months) compared with WW®. The reason for this is the health coaches on the Second Nature programme are registered dietitians or nutritionists, rather than a previous member of the programme (as with WW®).

Registration to a professional body requires a nationally recognised nutrition or dietetics degree. To find out why choosing a registered nutrition professional is so important, read our guide on the differences between titles.

Weekly face-to-face sessions with a registered dietitian or nutritionist can be very expensive (£40-£100/hour). We have added a column representing this to compare costs (Weekly Nutritionist – WN).

Plus, you have the same coach throughout the whole Second Nature programme that you can build a relationship with, rather than an ad-hoc response from a different coach each time.

WW® digital + workshops Second Nature WN
Registered dietitian or nutritionist coach
The same, personal coach throughout the programme
3 months £15/month £35/month £300/month
6 months £15/month £23/month £300/month
12 months £15/month £16/month £300/month

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