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BodyChangers Classes and Events - March 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

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

Wednesday, March 11
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium, Zero Level

"Dispelling the myths about bariatric surgery" presented by Giselle Hamad, MD.

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.


Can't make it? This session can also be viewed as a live webcast.

Mind Over Body Support Group

​Wednesday, March 18
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Room 5600

Group session designed to help promote strategies for permanent weight control.

To register please visit our classes page.

This event costs $10 to attend.

Life After Weight Loss Support Group

Wednesday, March 25
6 to 7 p.m.

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

​Join us for a special talk led by Chatham University masters student, Christine Kuhn, about eating fresh and local, just in time for spring!


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

Saturday, March 21
1 to 5 p.m.

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

Spring into nutrition!
Participants will prepare 3 full meals and take home 9 portions!

The event is limited to 12 people and costs $35.
Please indicate allergies prior to registration.

Please register by March 15 by visiting our classes page and searching "PrepAbility" under the Classes and Events tab.

Fitness Classes


​Class ​Date and Location ​Description
​Shape Training

Sunday, March 15
12:30 to 1 p.m.

Sunday, March 22
12:30 to 1 p.m.

Sunday, March 29
12:30 to 1 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 you take your best, both physically and mentally, in 2015!
The certified coaches will start with the basics to work on stability, balance, endurance, and incorporate appropriate 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.

Finding Your Fit: Role of Physical Activity and Nutrition in a Healthy Lifestyle

Friday, March 20
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Conference Room 2132

"F.I.T.T. for You"
Frequency, intensity, time, and type will be defined as well as guidelines for weight loss, prevention of weight gain, and weight maintenance by University of Pittsburgh's Health and Physical Activity graduate student, Katie Venezia. We will discuss individuality and explain the "no one size fits all" prescription.

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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