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BodyChangers Classes and Events - May 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, May 13
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium, Zero Level

Held in conjunction with Mind Over Body this month, join lifestyle coach, Barb Penner, to help you identify successful strategies for weight loss and weight maintenance.

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.


Mind Over Body Support Group

​Wednesday, May 13
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium, Zero Level

Held in conjunction with the Minimally Invasive Support Group this month, join our group session designed to help promote strategies for permanent weight control.

Participation is free and no preregistration is required.

Life After Weight Loss Support Group

Wednesday, May 27
6 to 7 p.m.

Highland Park

​Join us as we take a few laps around the beautiful Highland
Reservoir and enjoy the fresh air and good company.

In the event of severe weather, this event will be postponed, you will be notified by email and social media.

Meet in front of the fountain at Highland Park.


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

Saturday, May 16
1 to 5 p.m.

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

Group Cooking Class
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 May 11 by visiting our classes page and
searching "PrepAbility" under the Classes and Events tab.

Fitness Classes


​Class ​Date and Location ​Description
​Shape Training

Saturday, May 2
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 9
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 23
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 30
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.

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

Friday, May 22
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens    Hospital of UPMC
Conference Room 2131

This session will challenge common misconceptions associated with 
physical activity and exercise. The importance of the activity spectrum
and increasing physical activity will be discussed.

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

​BYS Yoga ​Monday, May 4
6 to 7:15 p.m.

Monday, May 11
6 to 7:15 p.m.

Monday, May 18
6 to 7:15 p.m.

BYS Yoga Studio
113 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
​Celebrate the art of yoga with Kristin Bundy with a mix of Ashtanga-inspired flow, lyengar-inspired alignment, thought provoking messages, and invigorating music.

Drop-in fee is $10/class with your punch card.

No registration is required.
Susan G. ​Komen Race for the Cure ​Sunday, May 10
6:30 a.m.

Schenley Park
Flagstaff Hill
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
​It is that time of year again! Join us at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to support all the women in your lives. BodyChangers will be there and has a team created just for you. When looking for a team, search under "BodyChangers" or click here: 

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

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