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BodyChangers Classes and Events - January 2016

UPMC BodyChangers offers many classes and events to help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

View our monthly activity calendar (PDF).

Support Groups

​Group​ ​Date and Location ​Description
​Bariatric (MIS) 
Support Group

Wednesday, January 13
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Zero Level Auditorium
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

"Psychological and Emotional Well-Being Through Your Weight Loss Journey" with Wynne Lindblad, MD / Alexis Fertig, MD Cope Program. Feel free to bring a friend, family member, or loved one who is supporting you throughout your weight loss journey. 

This event is free and no pre-registration is required.

Life After Weight Loss Support Group ​Wednesday, January 27
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Conference Rooms A & B
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

"Getting Back on Track" with Renee Rogers, PhD and special guest. Family members and friends are welcome to attend. 

This event is free and there is no pre-registration required.


Special Events

​​​Group ​ ​Date and Location ​Description
Mind Over Body

​Wednesday, January 20
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Room 5600
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join lifestyle behavior coach Barb Penner for a group session designed to help promote strategies for permanent weight control.

Pre-registration is required via Classes and Events page.
Session fee = $10.

Mission Nutrition

​Thursday, January 21
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
CR 2131
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

​Join us for an interactive class focusing on the importance of nutrition and how it relates to overall health. This class, led by Catherine Grimes will provide you with insight on goal setting, choosing recipes, and eating well for life. Friends and family members are welcome to attend. 

This event is free but pre-registration is required. Please register by January 18 by emailing us at

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Fitness Classes

​Class ​Date and Locat​ion ​Description
​Shape Training Demo

Saturday, January 16
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Shape Training Studio
5788 Commerce Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

​Come celebrate the New Year with a kick- off event at SHAPE Training. This is a complimentary class to get your new year started off right! No more resolutions, you have GOALS and we are going to help get you there! Located across from Whole Foods on Centre Ave., 

Shape Training sits on the boarder of East Liberty and Shadyside in between Baum Blvd and Centre Ave. Parking is available on Commerce St.

Please register here.
Follow the link and create an account. Once created, click on the "classes" tab and search for BodyChangers as the class. Then, choose the desired date.

For questions, please call 412-996-5016.


​Saturday, January 30
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Forbes Tower
Room 4063
3600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

​Participants will prepare three full meals and take home nine portions. This class is created by students in the Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

The event is limited to 12 people and is $35.  Please register by January 25 by visiting UPMC's Classes and Events page. Please indicate any allergies prior to registration.

Contact Us

For questions and class registration, email us at or call 1-855-BODY-CHG.

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