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BodyChangers Classes and Events - December 2015

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, Dec. 2 
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

UPMC St. Margaret
Hospital Conference Room ABC, First Floor 
815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215

"Stress Eating” with Abby Savitz, MS, RD, LDN. 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 there is no pre-registration is required.

Life After Weight Loss Support Group ​Wednesday, Dec. 9
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

Join us for a holiday social. Feel free to bring copies of your favorite healthy holiday recipes to share with the group and tips that have worked for you on staying healthy and active during the holiday season. 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, Dec. 9
6:00 to 7:00 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.

Holiday Food Demo

​Wednesday, Dec. 16
4-5 p.m.

Kaufmann Medical Building
Suite 102
3571 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

​Clear your calendars for this special holiday food demonstration with Kalli Lodovico and Cara Stewart, RD, LDN.  Learn about how to make your favorite holiday dishes healthier and sample delicious food. Friends and family are welcome.

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

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Fitness Classes

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

Saturday, Dec. 5
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Shape Training Studio
5788 Commerce Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

​Join us at Shape Training Studio for a fitness class that's going to help take you to your best, both physically and mentally. The certified coaches will start with the basics to work on stability, balance, endurance, and incorporate strength and core training as appropriate.

The drop in fee is $15/class or $55/month.

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.


​Friday, Dec. 11
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

​Certified Zumba instructor, Dawn McCoy, will be leading this class to provide you with an ideal for of physical activity and fun. This class is suitable for all levels. Please come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear. It is recommended to bring a towel and water bottle to this class.

This class is free but pre-registration is required. Please register by Thursday, December 10 by visiting our website and search for Zumba with Magee-Womens Hospital.

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

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