Physical Group Return: Priority Access To Existing Pre Lockdown Slim With Pat Members

We're really excited to be in a position to begin returning to our physical groups - all be it with some changes!

Over the last while Slimming World have been working extremely hard to be in a position to reopen our physical groups (with changes in place to keep everyone safe and socially distanced) The demand for this has been overwhelming – not just from members who have not taken part in Zoom / virtual groups and membership but from feedback from virtual members too. The vast majority of members feel more motivated and empowered by making a commitment to a physical journey to a physical group and weighing in on an independent scales.

As well as working on changes to how we would operate a physical group we have had to engage in a consultation process and evaluation of existing physical venues. Some venues aren't in a position to rent rooms out externally at this time, and some just aren't suitable and unfortunately for our physical groups, none of our existing venues are available and suitable. This has meant that we must move venues and in some cases days and times to be able to reopen a physical group safely.

So from Wed 26th August our physical groups will be reopening and running as follows.

Wednesday evenings – Physical Group in Blakestown Community Centre Blanchardstown (just down the road from the current Hartstown Monday evening venue)

Session times: 5pm, 6pm and 7:45pm

Thursday morning group – Also now taking place in Blakestown Community Centre Blanchardstown.

Session times: 9am, 10am,

Thursday evening group – Castleknock Hotel, Porterstown Road, Castleknock

Session times: 5pm, 6pm and 7:45pm


There will be separate sessions for pre booked new members at all three venues.

These changes have been forced upon us by the current situation and I am very sorry for any inconvenience caused for any members that the new times and venues do not suit.


How will it work?

We will be running smaller and quicker sessions with limited capacity at each session to ensure social distancing is maintained with a separate new members only session for new joiners.

Members must be pre booked into each session - it will not be possible to turn up and weigh if not booked in.

Existing members of our virtual group and returning members who were Slim With Pat members pre lockdown will have first preference on the new physical sessions and our first week back will be exclusively for virtual members transferring across to physical group and returning members.

What are the options open to returning members?

There will be no back fees or returning fees due for any pre lockdown member returning to group. You will have the option to start afresh as a brand new member or to pick up your old account for the same price - €9 weekly fee. I will be in touch with more detailed information for all members returning.

If you'd like to book into one of the above sessions you can do so now by clicking here