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BodyChangers Classes and Events - June 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, June 1
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

“Life After Weight Loss Body Contouring” with J. Peter Rubin, MD. 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.

​Making the Move: Transitioning to a Physically Active Lifestyle ​Monday, June 6
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Trees Hall Fitness Center
140 Allequippa St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

​Have you ever felt lost in a gym full of equipment or left behind in group exercise? We are here to help. This program consists of 4 group support and activity sessions to get you moving in the right direction. These sessions are followed up with 4 complimentary one-on-one sessions.

Pre-registration is required. Email or call 412-6488320 to register. Package is $50.

Bariatric (MIS) 
Support Group

​Wednesday, June 8
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

“Open Discussion” with Lindsay Lee, 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.

​Mind Over Body
​Wednesday, June 15
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.
Life After Weight Loss Support Group (LAWL)
​Wednesday, June 29
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Meet at Schenley Park
Flagstaff Hill
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

“Exercise as Stress Relief” with Catherine Pressimone. Join us for some light stretching, a discussion on reducing stress, and a short hike through Schenley Park. Feel free to bring friends or family.

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

In the event of rain, this group will be canceled and members will be notified via email and social media.


Special Events

​​​Group ​ ​Date and Location ​Description
Wellness Workshop: Fruit and Veggie Savvy

​Friday, June 24
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Shadyside Market District
5550 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

*Meet at Guest Services

Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables? If you aren’t you could be missing out on lots of health benefits. June is National Fruit and Veggies month and we want to help you become Fruit and Veggie Savvy! Learn how to be an expert on getting enough of these powerful foods into your meals without adding extra cost and time to your life. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to create flavorful veggies and fruits that your whole family will enjoy while you feel good about their health. A fitness expert will also be there to answer your exercise questions.

This event costs $10 and pre-registration is required through this website, search under zip code 15232.

Destination Education
Thursday, June 30
6:00 to 6:45 p.m.

Greentree Farmers Market
905 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

*Meet at the gazebo behind home plate

“Greentree Farmers Market Tour” with Rebecca Reynolds. Enjoy the flavors of the season while supporting local farmers. Wouldn’t you rather stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce on a nice day than take your card around a grocery store with artificial lights? Shopping for produce can be fun and exciting. Learn about seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in the Pittsburgh area.

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


Fitness Classes

​​​Group ​ ​Date and Location ​Description
Schenley Park Walk ​Tuesdays, June 7, 14, & 21
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Schenley Park
Flagstaff Hill
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Summer is the best time to get active outdoors! Come with us on a walk at Schenley Park. This walk is suitable for all fitness levels. We recommend bringing a water bottle and your walking shoes. If it is raining, the class will be canceled and members will be notified via email and social media.

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

Contact Us

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


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