LetsLose: Who We Are and Where We’ve Been
LetsLose is a Christ-centered company. We believe that Jesus Christ is the CEO of this God-given establishment. We believe in servant leadership; therefore, our mission is to serve each patient how we would want to be served (Luke 6:31). Our desire is to encourage each patient and provide the best weight loss service possible, so that our patients become success stories through an extraordinary experience.
That experience is based in our company values — our gold standards of conduct and service:
- Put God first (Matthew 22:37-38).
- Treat all people with care and respect (Matthew 22:39).
- Be consistent in all things, striving for excellence at all times down to the smallest detail (Colossians 3:23).
- Become and remain the industry leader in weight loss and weight control.
- Make someone’s day- today!
LetsLose is our Ebenezer, constantly reminding us of God’s help. LetsLose began as Anita Gibson’s family business in 2002 under the name of Advanced Weight Loss Clinics. Anita’s vision was to make a difference in people’s lives through successful, supportive weight loss programs. At the time, the weight loss industry was uncharted territory; however, our faith, vision, hard work, and dedication have enabled us to grow into the company we are today. We’ve come a long way since the beginning, but LetsLose has remained true to its vision.
The first couple of years were very difficult for LetsLose. We started off at a moderate pace, but business slowed down so much that we couldn’t pay our rent or our workforce — two people, including Anita. The company started debt free, and we did not want to accrue any debt in our early days as we were not sure if LetsLose would be a profitable endeavor. And for a while, it didn’t look promising.
We almost closed.
God had other plans.
When we told our other worker about the situation, she volunteered to work for free. She knew that God was in this business, and so she came in to work for two months without pay. During that short time, we began to grow. By God’s unmerited grace (something we can’t earn but He willingly gives!), we expanded ever since. We now have 17 corporate clinics and three franchise locations. Every day, LetsLose helps people win in their fight to lose weight. We love what we do: we help change lives.
We are continuing to grow now, primarily through franchising. We believe that “every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation of shifting shadow” (James 1:17); therefore, we know that this company’s success is definitely a gift from God. To God be the glory!