Why Weight Ireland FAQ

 
 
Why Weight Mission Statement

 

What is Why Weight Ireland®?

Why Weight Ireland® is a unique and award winning weight loss and fitness business. We offer members access to Ireland’s only fully comprehensive online food & exercise diary, online personal fitness workouts, personal & tailored fitness plans and full email support 7 days a week, all at a lower cost that any of our competitors.

The words ‘WHY WEIGHT’, ‘WHY WEIGHT IRELAND’ and the Logo are Registered Trademarks of Why Weight Ireland®

Where are Why Weight Ireland® based?

Why Weight Ireland® is mainly an online weight loss & fitness business www.whyweightireland.ie but we do have a studio at Unit 2 Riverside Business Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Y14 KC79.

How does the Why Weight Ireland® Plan work?

Once you have signed up to one of our membership periods, you will receive access to our online food & exercise diary, online fitness videos; you will receive a personal & tailored fitness plan and full email & group support when you need it.
Using a food diary to keep track of what you eat and what you drink is one of the most recommended ways to lose weight in the world. It is recommended by Nutritionists, Dieticians, Sports Trainers, and Governments across the world.
Our diary gives you a personal food and exercise calorie allowance based on your personal details gathered when setting up your diary. You can select to lose up to a max of 2lbs per week. Again this is the max amount of weight loss you should aim for per week, recommended by WHO (World Health Organisation). You enter in your food by typing it into the search box, i.e. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. Once entered, a selection of pictures will show up and you just select the product you had and enter in how much you had. The diary automatically calculated your calories and fat allowance for you. You can take a 2 Day free trial of the diary so you can try before you buy. Click here to start your no obligation 2 Day Free Trial

What do I get as a member?

When you sign up to Why Weight Ireland you are getting access to a unique and life changing weight loss and fitness plan. Each member receives access to Ireland’s only fully comprehensive online food & exercise diary, fantastic calorie burning online video workouts, personal & tailored fitness plans and of course you receive full email and group support.

Once you signup and stick to it you will be changing your life once and for all.

Can I cancel my membership?

On signing up to a membership with Why Weight Ireland, you are entitled to a full refund within 7 days of signing up so long as you have not received a fitness plan and/or not activated your Food Diary account. As stated in the European Consumer Centre (ECC) for distance selling directive, you can exorcise your right for almost all types of goods. There are however some exceptions; ‘for the provision of services if that service has already begun, with the consumer’s agreement, before the end of the seven working day period’. What this means is that because the Why Weight Ireland programme is considered a ‘service’ we will be unable to refund within the 7 days if you have availed of any part of the service. Activation of the food diary and/or receiving your fitness plan confirms your agreement to use the service and therefore the 7 day cooling off period is null and void in this instance.
There is a 2 Day Free Trial for the food and exercise diary so that you can be sure when purchasing what you can expect as a member.

I want to renew my membership, what do I do?

To renew or top-up your membership, visit the Prices & Signup tab on the website and select the membership period you require. Once the payment process has completed you will receive an automated email which will contain a voucher code. Enter this voucher code into your diary and your account will automatically update for you.

Will I be told what to eat?

No. The reason that Why Weight Ireland works is because you don’t have to follow a set plan. You get to eat your own food. Following a set food plan is not sustainable, it does not suit everyone and you will get bored of the same meals. Eating meal replacements every day is not sustainable. Drinking shakes all day every day is just not sustainable. Using our diary you use your own food, and being able to see what the food you are eating is doing to your recommended allowances you will be able to make better, healthier decisions. Your personal diary does contain over 500 recipes so if you do get stuck for a meal, you have the comfort knowing that there is a recipe there for you.

Can I see the diary before I signup?

Yes. We offer a 2 Day Free Trial of the diary. Once you signup for full membership you will receive access to all our member benefits.
To avail of the free trial either click the “Free Trial Click Here” button on the home page or click here.
We offer a free trial because we believe in our product, so do our members and so will you.

Can I top-up my membership?

Yes. You can purchase as many membership periods at your wish. Visit the Prices & Signup tab and purchase which ever period you would like. Once payment has been processed you will receive a voucher code which you enter into your diary by clicking on the My Profile tab and then click the Membership tab. Any new membership periods will not begin until your previous periods have completed, so you do not lose out on any days.

I need support, can I talk to someone?

Due to the high number of members, it is currently not possible to receive support via the telephone. We do however offer a 7 Day Email Support where we try to respond to all emails as soon as possible. When sending an email to us, you are not just sending an email to an email address and receiving a reply in a week or so, every email is replied to personally and as soon as possible. We know how hard it is to lose weight and sometimes you are just wanting to off load or get someone to say, “everything will be okay, keep going”, and waiting a few minutes or a few days for a reply can mean the difference between success and failure. Members can also access our Facebook Community Page. This is a closed Facebook group so only members of the group can see any of the posts and you must be approved to join the group.

Our goal is to help & support you in your weight loss and fitness journey and we shall do that by all means possible.

Are you on Facebook, Twitter etc.?

Yes. We have a large following on our Facebook page. Visit www.facebook.com/whyweightireland

We are are on other social networking sites:

Twitter:

LinkedIn:

Google+

Pinterest

 

 

What memberships do you offer?

Why Weight Ireland offers 3 Membership Periods.

30 Days €33, 3 Months €66 or 6 Months €109.

While offering more services than anyone else, we also offer the cheapest memberships

 

I’ve changed my mind, can I have a refund?

On signing up to a membership with Why Weight Ireland®, (you) the user are entitled to a full refund within 7 days of signing up so long as you have not received a fitness plan and/or not activated your Food Diary account.

As stated in the European Consumer Centre (ECC) for distance selling directive, you can exorcise your right for almost all types of goods. There are however some exceptions; ‘for the provision of services if that service has already begun, with the consumer’s agreement, before the end of the seven working day period’. What this means is that because the Why Weight Ireland® programme is considered a ‘service’ we will be unable to refund within the 7 days if you have availed of any part of the service.

Activation of the food diary and/or receiving your fitness plan confirms your agreement to use the service and therefore the 7 day cooling off period is null and void in this instance. There is a 2 Day Free Trial for the food and exercise diary so that you can be sure when purchasing what you can expect as a member.

Where is the Why Weight Ireland® Studio?

The Why Weight Ireland® Studio is at Unit 2 Riverside Business Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. (Drive into the business centre and the studio is on the ground floor at the rear of the centre – plenty of parking for everyone)

What classes do you offer at the studio?

We offer various classes both for adults and children.

All instructors at our Why Weight Ireland Local Studios are recruited and verified by Why Weight Ireland, which may also include Garda Clearance for those teaching children or vulnerable adults. All instructors are working as self employed. Why Weight Ireland has the right to terminate any instructors if it feels it is necessary to do so.

Please visit our website and click on the Studio tab for full list of classes available.

Can I get trained personally by Hannah in running, fitness or even for private weightloss?

Before Hannah lost almost 8 stone in weight she never exercised and since losing her weight she took up running and has gone on to become a County Champion runner. Hannah runs at all distances including full marathons – 26.2 Miles. Her goal is to get a marathon time of Sub 3 hours.

Due to work schedules Hannah can only have a very limited number of personal clients. She does accept clients for any needs, be-it running, fitness, strength training, weight loss, confidence building etc.
For all enquires regarding personal training with Hannah Nolan please contact her directly by email Hannah@whyweightireland.ie.

I am shy. Do you offer private classes?

Yes. We offer both group classes as well as private personal training sessions. We respect your feelings in every thing we do both online and in the studio so please feel comfortable knowing that anything you say or do will be treated with the upmost privacy and confidentiality.
With Hannah Nolan herself losing almost 8 stone in weight, we understand the feelings and emotions that losing weight and getting fit entails.

Do you offer weigh-ins?

Yes. If you are already using Why Weight Ireland online you are entitled to free private weigh-ins and consultations. Contact info@whyweightireland.ie with times and days you are free for a weigh-in and we will try our best to suit your schedule.

We do offer private weigh-ins and 15 minute consultation to non-members also. The cost of this is only €5 – again, contact info@whyweightireland.ie if you would like to book an appointment.

How much does it cost for a class at the studio?

Our prices vary for members & non-members. If you are already a member of Why Weight Ireland Online you are entitled to discounted classes, free personal weigh-ins & consultations.
For full prices list for studio classes and packages please click here

Can I join the Why Weight® Running Club?

Why Weight® Runners was setup in 2014 to help people get fit while meeting up with like minded people. We do not charge for joining or running with the group as are goal is to help the community become a happier and healthier community. Each runner also receives a running plan so they can follow it on the days that they are either not running with the group or cannot make the group meetings.

The Why Weight® Runners group has been a huge success and get people from Tinahely as well as surrounding villages and towns. We meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm at the Why Weight Ireland® Studio.

Please come and join us.

What is a food intolerance test & how much does it cost?

Why Weight Ireland is an approved supplier for Lorisian Healthcare Laboratory Testing Services. Please contact info@whyweightireland.ie for appointments.

Option 1 – Lorisian 50 – 50 foods tested – €149
Option 2 – Lorisian 75 – 75 foods tested – €199
Option 3 – Lorisian 100 – 100 foods tested – €249
Option 4 – Lorisian 150 – 150 foods tested – €299
  • Our food intolerance testing service can be completed on anyone over 2 years of age.
  • If foods are not currently being eaten they may not show up on the test. (This will affect the test as you need to be eating the food to ensure the antibody is present)
  • If you have a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis or HIV, Lorisian will not test these samples.
  • If you are taking any medication such as steroids or immunosuppressants, this can affect the test – we need to know how long you have been taking the medication and at what dosage. Please click here to read more about taking steroids or immunosuppressants and our food tolerance test.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Lorisian will not test these samples.

The term ‘food intolerance’ and ‘food allergy’ are often confused and are two very different things. Please click here to read more about the differences between food intolerance and food allergy.

Can I purchase a fitness plan without becoming a full member?

All our personal fitness plans are for members only. Unfortunately, due to the high number of members we currently cannot offer a fitness plan only service.

Hannah Nolan, the owner of Why Weight Ireland® develops fitness plans for both corporate and personal use. Hannah regularly develops runnings plans for Athletics Ireland as well as a lot of corporate events. Any corporate enquiries should be sent directly to Hannah at Hannah@whyweightireland.ie

What is the Total Body Tone DVD?

Why Weight Ireland’s Total Body Tone DVD is on sale directly from the website by clicking the sub-menu under Prices & Signup tab. The cost of the DVD is €20 and this price includes delivery & VAT, so a fantastic offer.
The DVD contains 3 main workouts, as well as a full warmup and cool down section.

  • WarmUp
  • Body Blast
  • Ultimate Legs
  • Core & Legs
  • Cool-Down

These workouts are free to members as part of their online video workouts.

Non-Members can also purchase and download the workouts separately from https://vimeo.com/ondemand/whyweightireland

Will you create a food plan for me?

The reason that Why Weight Ireland works is because you don’t have to follow a set plan. You get to eat your own food. Following a set food plan is just not sustainable. If you require an example of what a typical food diary would look like and see how much food you can actually eat, then as a member, please drop us an email and we can send you a 7 day food plan example.
People are shocked to see that they can actually eat A LOT of food when making the right choices.

Can I work for Why Weight Ireland®?

Why Weight Ireland® are always looking for passionate people who are looking to work in the health & fitness area. If you are looking to work in either sales or fitness than please get in contact and email your CV to info@whyweightireland.ie.

If you are a gym or fitness centre, we are always looking for new centres to work with us and offer our diary and services to their members. Offering Ireland’s only fully comprehensive online food & exercise diary will only enhance your members weight loss & fitness journeys.

Can I contact Hannah Nolan directly for corporate or media work?

Yes. Please send all corporate or media queries to media@whyweight.ie

Hannah is regularly mentioned in the media for her health & fitness knowledge, is an Ambassador for Athletics Ireland and a columnist for the Irish Runner Magazine. Hannah also writes regularly for various newspapers and magazines as well as been part of several radio programmes promoting health, fitness and business.
Hannah works regularly with leading businesses across Ireland offering motivational speaking, nutritional and fitness guidance and consultancy.
Hannah’s Why Weight Ireland® is an award winning business. Why Weight Ireland® won the Best Innovation Award at the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, Finalist at the Blog Ireland Awards, Leinster Finalist for Best Online Starup of the Year at the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2014, Finalist at the 2015 SME Awards & 2015 Social Media Awards 

Juice +, Forever Living, Body by Vi Challenge, Clean 9 Detox

At Why Weight Ireland® we are inundated with requests to join fad diets like Juice +, Forever Living, Body by Vi Challenge, Clean 9 Detox and many others. All of the above go completely against what Why Weight Ireland® is all about and under no circumstances will Why Weight Ireland® or their staff be in anyway associated with any of the above mentioned names.
Please refrain from sending in requests for us to join any of the above mentioned businesses as they will not be answered.