Founded in 1985, Harvey Brooker Weight Loss for Men is a supportive community made up of men who have decided to take back control of their health, their weight and their lives. This was and still is the only all-men’s weight loss support system. Our program was founded on the concept that “if you could do it alone you would have done it already” and that stands true to this day. Over the past 35 years, we have helped thousands of men regain their health and their self-esteem, while providing them with the tools to completely change themselves for the better.
At the age of 25, Harvey Brooker decided to regain his health and lose over 50 pounds. He had his “aha” moment when he and his wife, Helen, were attending the musical Hairspray. As he was sitting in his seat, the buttons on his shirt popped open and he had to cover himself up with his jacket. Thoroughly upset and embarrassed, he decided it was time to take back control of his life. Harvey had been an overweight child, teen, and adult. He knew that losing the weight was not going to be easy and keeping it off for good was going to be even harder.
After losing his weight, Harvey fell in love with health and nutrition. He was so inspired by all the new changes in his own life that he was determined to pay it forward.
Harvey saw a need for a weight loss program for men only where they’d be comfortable sharing their experiences, fears, and successes. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he launched the first Harvey Brooker Weight Loss for Men class in November 1985, which was attended by 10 people. He worked hard and diligently to help the group grow, and the rest is history.
Although Harvey is not with us today, his values and ideals are still practiced by every single member of our community. His passion for health and wellness, as well as his belief in self-love and self-care will carry on as pillars of the Harvey Brooker program. Not only will we help you lose and maintain your weight, we will help you change your life forever.