Heavyweights is about a fat camp for kids that is taken over by a fitness guru named Tony Perkis. The film takes place at “Camp Hope” where all of the campers are overweight. For previous years it is a fun place for kids alike to go and have fun together. Trouble ensues once the previous owners declare bankruptcy and are bought out by a fitness guru named Tony Perkis. Tony is a fitness fanatic who makes it his goal to whip these overweight kids into shape. Tony ends up making Camp Hope almost unbearable by forcing the campers to participate in demanding exercises and low carb diets. Eventually they decide that they have been put through enough, and these underdog campers band together to rebel against Tony Perkis.