I bought the books from E bay last week.i'm starting tomorrow, but not joining a class. I'm pretty sure I can do it myself. TBH, I wouldn't be staying for class anyway, just the weigh in bit, so would be paying best part of a fiver just to be weighed. I went to a class a few years back and couldn't stand it. All the clapping and upselling just wasn't for me. However I do know that it works as a plan so I'm looking forward to starting tomorrow. Good luck with your weight loss.