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BodyChangers Classes and Events - January 2015

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

View our monthly activity calendar (PDF).

Destination Education

Class​ ​Date and Location ​Description
Fresh Start: Teas, Juices, and Smoothies

​Sunday, Jan. 4
12 to 1 p.m.

5514 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

​Join us at Williams-Sonoma on Walnut street for a free technique class, then save 10% on all of your favorite cooking supplies storewide! Free samples will be provided! No pre-registration is required and the event is Free.

Support Groups

Groups Date & Location ​Description
​Minimally Invasive Surgery Support Group 

​Wednesday, Jan. 14
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium, Zero Level

Join lifestyle behavior coach, Barb Penner, to help you identify successful strategies for weight loss and weight maintenance.

Held in conjunction with the Mind Over Body Support Group this month.

​Mind Over Body Support Group

​Wednesday, Jan. 14
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium, Zero Level

Join lifestyle behavior coach, Barb Penner, to help you identify successful strategies for weight loss and weight maintenance.

Held in conjunction with the Minimally Invasive Support Group this month.

​Life After Weight Loss Support Group
​Wednesday, Jan. 28
6 to 7 p.m.



Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Conference Rooms A and B, Zero Level

​Join us for a talk on health and fitness for the New Year! Learn about SMART goals and setting yourself up for success in 2015!

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Class​ ​Date and Location ​Description
PrepAbility- Group Cooking Class

​Saturday, Jan. 24
1 to 5 p.m.

Forbes Tower, Room 4063
3600 Forbes Avenue
Oakland, PA 15213

PrepAbility is a group cooking class that helps you "prep" your meals and gives you the "ability" to cook at home on your own. In addition, you will take home nine meals!

Previous participants: bring your old containers to re-use them! The event is limited to 12 people and costs $35.

Please register by January 19th by visiting and searching for “PrepAbility” under the Classes and Events tab.


Special Events


Class​ ​Date and Location ​Description
New Year: Renewed Yoga Class

​Friday, Jan. 2
6:30 to 8 p.m.

BYS Yoga
1113 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Join us for a complimentary yoga class for all levels with an open house to follow. This free class is available to the first 50 students that register.

Pre-registration is required for the yoga class, not the open house.

Click here to register.

​Frigid 5 Miler

​Sunday, Jan. 11
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North Ridge Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101

​Rather than running alone, join a bunch of other snow bunnies at this 5 mile run/walk. This annual event, hosted by Elite Runners and Walkers, features scenic North Park. Beginning at the Lodge, looping by the boathouse and ice rink before returning back to the Lodge for the finish, this race will ensure a fresh start to the New Year!

This event costs $25 to attend.



For questions and class registration, e-mail us at or call 855-BODY-CHG.

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