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Weight Watchers Corporate Solutions Program returns to Southeastern

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – An informational meeting is scheduled for Jan. 16 at Southeastern Louisiana University for the “Weight Watchers Southeastern Corporate Solutions” program.

     The successful 12-week weight control program is open to faculty, staff, students, alumni and community friends, said Amy Oberschmidt, assistant director of marketing for the program’s sponsor, Southeastern Recreational Sports and Wellness.

     The informational session will be held at noon in the War Memorial Student Union, room 228 (“Magnolia Room”).

     “If your New Year's resolution is to become a healthier, happier you, Weight Watchers can help you achieve your goals,” said Oberschmidt, who is a Louisiana licensed mental health counselor.  “Our faculty, staff, students and alumni participants have lost a combined 891 pounds in the first three Weight Watchers Southeastern Corporate Solutions sessions. Our goal is to exceed 1,000 pounds!

     “Statistics from Weight Watchers International have shown that individuals attending Weight Watchers meetings lose three times the amount of weight as those dieting alone,” said Recreational Sports and Wellness Director Dollie Hebert-Crouch, an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified health and fitness instructor. “The start of a new year is the perfect time to make a decision to improve overall being by becoming healthier and stronger. Small steps over time will create big changes, and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish if you make that very first small step toward change.”

     The cost of the program is $144. Obserschmidt said cash, credit card or check payments will be accepted and payment by check may be made in three monthly installments of $48.

     “We need a minimum of 15 paid members in order to get the program started.  If we reach that goal, our Week One meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at noon in the union’s Magnolia Room,” she said. Meetings will be held at the same time and location each Tuesday during the 12-week program.

     Oberschmidt said the program is not limited to members of the university’s Pennington Student Activity Center, but that members are being offered a special incentive. SAC members who sign up for the session on Jan. 16 can receive one free month of “REC Kids,” an activity-based child care service for children ages 3-12. They also will receive a complimentary body fat assessment.

     Student Activity Center membership is available to all Southeastern faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as friends of alumni. For more information, contact Membership Services at (985) 549-5734. Corporate memberships are available.

     For information on the Weight Watchers Southeastern Corporate Solutions program, contact Oberschmidt at (985) 549-5738 or

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