Weight Watchers

Washington and Lee University encourages employees to make healthy lifestyle choices and offers a variety of wellness programs for employees and their dependents. Weight Watchers uses an integrated approach to weight loss that emphasizes good eating choices, healthy habits, a supportive environment and exercise. The program is built on four basic principles:

  • weight loss should be healthy;
  • the program should fit into your life;
  • the choices you make should be informed; and
  • the Weight Watchers program must be holistic, taking into account your behavior and environment as well as your food and exercise choices.

University Subsidy:

W&L will subsidize 50% of the cost of Weight Watchers at Work for employees and their spouse/partner. The University will also subsidize 50% of online membership. For online membership, employees must pay the full cost to Weight Watchers and complete a reimbursement form to receive the subsidy.

The Weight Watchers at Work program is offered as a 17-week Series. You may join after the Series begins and pay a prorated amount. Please contact Anne Remington for assistance or attend a Weight Watchers Open House event.

Student, Spouses/Partner and Dependent Eligibility:

Students, spouses/partners and dependents are encouraged to participate. Only employees and spouses/partners are eligible for the University subsidy.

Employee Payments:

There are a variety of payment options for the Weight Watchers Series program. Members are responsible for payment of 50% of membership cost to Weight Watchers. The University will pay another 50% of the Series membership dues directly to Weight Watchers. Online members can request subsidy reimbursement from Human Resources.


Employees who make their weight goal should cancel their monthly pass account with Weight Watchers, and notify Human Resources. Members who continue to maintain their weight goal (or do not exceed more than two pounds over goal) will continue to have access to the Weight Watchers e-tools.

Flex Accounts:

Employees are encouraged to use flexible spending account dollars for their portion of the Weight Watchers cost. To take advantage of this benefit, employees must be enrolled in the FSA and obtain evidence of medical necessity from a health care professional. Reference the list of Common Eligible and Ineligible Health Care Expenses for more information.

Weight Watchers Online

If you'd rather do WW online, contact Human Resources for the 50% subsidy and don't miss this discount from Anthem!


"Weight Watchers has been such a wonderful program. My blood pressure has dropped and my energy has increased. I have learned healthier eating habits that will remain with me. Everyone in the program is so supportive of each other that it is no wonder that we have lost weight!" -WW Member

"...with the help of WW, I lost 10 lbs and by improving my diet reduced my risk of developing heart disease to below average. I probably would not have done this if W&L hadn't made the class so accessible." -WW Member

"I should say that I have been very blessed by the WW program. I honestly never thought I would be able to lose weight again. I have been able to stop taking blood pressure medicine and enjoy feeling better than I have in 17 years." -WW Member