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BodyChangers Classes and Events - February 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
Asian Cooking:
Stir Fry

​Sunday, Feb. 15
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, Feb. 11
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Auditorium, Zero Level

"Ask the Doctor" with Carol McCloskey, MD. Feel free to bring a friend, family member, or loved one who is supporting you during your weight loss journey. No pre-registration is required.

​Mind Over Body Support Group

​Wednesday, Feb. 11
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, visit: 

This event costs $10 to attend.

​Life After Weight Loss Support Group
​Wednesday, Feb. 18
7 to 8 p.m.

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

​Join us for our monthly weight loss support group.

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

​Saturday, Feb. 28
1 to 5 p.m.

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

It's Mardi Gras! Join us for flavors inspired by this annual event! 
We will be enjoying one costal cuisine dish that includes shellfish. 
Please indicate allergies prior to registration. Participants will prepare 3 full meals and take home 9 portions!

The event is limited to 12 people and costs $35.

Please register by Feb. 22 by visiting and searching for “PrepAbility” under the Classes and Events tab.


Special Events


Class​ ​Date and Location ​Description
Shape Training Demo

Saturday, Feb. 7
8 a.m. 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Shape Training Studio
5788 Commerce St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(Across form Whole Foods on Centre Ave.)


Join us at Shape Training Studio for a fitness class that's going to help take you to 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.

This event is free and exclusive to BodyChangers members only!

Cupid's Chase 5k
​Saturday, Feb. 14
8 am.

PNC Park Hall of Fame
115 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

​Rather than indulging in sweets this Valentine's Day, treat your special someone with a brisk 5k walk or run! Make this annual event a new tradition with your loved ones.

To register, visit:

This event cost $30 to attend.
​Finding Your Fit: Role of Physical Activity and Nutrition in a Healthy Lifestyle

Friday, Feb. 20
6 to 7 p.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Conference Room 2132

​Why move?" Join us for a very special series kick-off event led by University of Pittsburgh guests, Rene Rodgers, PhD and Katie Venezia. Our experts will help you find your fit through a discussion on physical activity, exercise and explain the difference between health-related fitness and skill-related fitness. Bring your sneakers! You might be surprised with some light activity throughout the session.


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

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