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BodyChangers Classes and Events - October 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, Oct. 7 
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

“Body Contouring Challenges” with Jeffrey Gusenoff, MD, co-director of the BodyChangers program. 

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.


Bariatric (MIS) Support Group ​Wednesday, Oct. 14
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium, Level Zero
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
“Mind Over Body” with Lifestyle Behavior Coach, Barb Penner.

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, Oct. 28
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Schenley Park
Cafe and Visitor Center
101 Panther Hollow Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
​Join us for a fall nature walk. This group, led by nature expert, Adam Haritan, will walk you through the basics of foraging, becoming a part of nature, and living well.


Special Events

​​​Group ​ ​Date and Location ​Description
Crops to Community Farmers Market ​Every Thursday until
Nov. 5
3:30 to 6:30 p.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.​

​PrepAbility ​Saturday, Oct. 24
1-5 p.m.

Forbes Tower
3600 Forbes Avenue
Oakland 15213
Room 4063

Participants will prepare three full meals and take home nine portions. This class is created by students in the Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The event is limited to 12 people and is $35. 

Please register by September 21 by visiting our website ​and search for PrepAbility with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Please indicate any allergies prior to registration. (Directions for parking will be given upon registration)

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Fitness Classes

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

Saturday, Oct. 3
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Free Demo

Saturday, Oct. 17
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31
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 Kickboxing

​Sunday, Oct. 11
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Room 2131

​Join us for an afternoon of kickboxing with fitness instructor, Molly Goldcamop. This class for all levels will teach you a great workout with no equipment required. This class will benefit the Center Against Domestic Violence. 

Fee: by donation (cash, checks, or credit cards accepted!)

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

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