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BodyChangers Classes and Events - August 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, Aug. 5 
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

UPMC St. Margaret
Conference Room A. 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215

"Getting Back on Track Basics"

Please feel free to bring a friend, family member, or loved one who is supporting you on your weight loss journey. No pre-registration is required.


Bariatric (MIS) Support Group ​Wednesday, Aug. 12
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium, Level Zero
300 Halket St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213,
​Deep Breathing Workshop, “My Story as a Bariatric Patient,” with DeAnna Brooks and Marianne Talluto, PA-C. 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 (LAWL) Support Group

​Wednesday, Aug. 26
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Conference rooms A and B, Level Zero
300 Halket St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

​Healthy eating is so important when it comes to losing or maintaining weight! Join us for a talk about food and nutrition with Catherine Grimes!

​Special Events

​Crops to Community Farmers Market

​Every Thursday until
Nov. 5
9:30 to 11 a.m.

Isaly’s Building
3380 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, near Magee-Womens Hospital.

​This farmers market, brought to you by UPMC Health Plan and Freedom Farms, allows you easier access to purchasing and eating fresh produce, meat and dairy. Every week you can buy fresh locally grown food, discover new recipes for quick, healthy meals, and enter to win a $25 Freedom Farms gift card.
Outdoor Cycling

Saturday, Aug. 8
9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

​201 W Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

​This special bicycling event, led by Alysia See, will take you on a low-moderate intensity ride through the Three Rivers Heritage Trail starting at the Waterfront. Participants are welcome to bring their own bikes, but don’t worry, bike rentals are available.  Please note, this event is free to attend but there is a fee for renting bicycles. In the event of severe weather, this event will be canceled and participants will be notified by e-mail. If you are interested in attending or for more details, please RSVP to us at by Thursday, Aug. 6. We will be starting the trail promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Mind Over Body ​Wednesday, Aug. 19
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

​Join lifestyle behavior coach, Barb Penner, to help you identify successful strategies for weight loss and weight maintenance. This event is $10 to attend.

*Pre-registration is required via Classes and Events page.


Fitness Classes

​Class ​Date and Location ​Description
​Shape Training

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

Saturday, Aug. 8
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 15
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29
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.

​BeneFIT Yoga

​Sunday, Aug. 9
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

If the sun is shining, meet on Schenley Lawn. If rain is falling, meet at
Magee, CR 2131.

​Join us for an afternoon of yoga! Expert, Sally Sherman will be leading this class for all levels! This class will benefit the BodyChangers mobile application! Convenience, motivation, and time are among the biggest barriers to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many people don’t have access to healthy options at every point throughout the day, or simply can’t find the time to exercise and eat right. By coming to this class, you can help put healthy living in the palm of your hand! Fee: by donation (cash, checks, or credit cards accepted!)
Finding Your Fit:
Role of Physical Activity and Nutrition in a Healthy Lifestyle

Friday, August 28
6 to 7 p.m.

Conference Room 2131
Hospital of UPMC

"What fuels you?"
This session will transition us to discussions about proper nutrition. We will go over physical activity, eating, and hydration.

Bring your sneakers! You might be surprised with some light activity throughout the session.

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

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