Contact Us: 734-712-3456

Shapedown is a national weight management program for families offered through Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Parents and children (ages 6-18) work together as a team with a social worker, registered dietitian, and exercise specialist to learn how healthy eating, an active lifestyle and effective communication promote weight loss and family unity. The ShapeDown program starts with ten weekly two-hour classes, followed by an option to continue the learning experience with Advanced ShapeDown classes.

ShapeDown Preview Events are FREE informational sessions offered monthly for parents and children interested in learning more about the program. Register online for ShapeDown Preview Events.

Group Sessions

Individual Counseling

  • Weight management assessment and referral
  • Nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian

Individual counseling is available by appointment. To schedule an appointment or to receive more information about ShapeDown, please call 734-712-5694. ShapeDown and individual counseling may be covered in part by certain insurances. Scholarships are available.

2016 ShapeDown Preview

Events & Class Sessions

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Women's Health Center, Floor 2
5320 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti

FREE Preview Events

Monday 9/19: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.*
Monday 9/26: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday 10/3: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday 11/7: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday 12/5: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

8-Week Sessions

October 10 - December 5
Mondays, 6:15 – 8:30 p.m.


St. Joseph Mercy Brighton
7575 Grand River
Community Room, Floor 2

FREE Preview Events

Tuesday 9/20: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.*
Tuesday 9/27: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10/4: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11/8: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12/6: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

8-Week Sessions

October 11 - November 29
Tuesdays, 6:15 – 8:30 p.m.


St. Joseph Mercy Canton
1600 S. Canton Center Road
Community Room, Floor 1

FREE Preview Events

Thursday 9/8: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 9/22: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.* 
Thursday 10/6: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 11/10: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12/8: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

8-Week Sessions

October 13 – December 8
Thursday, 6:15 - 8:30 p.m.

*Family Fun with Food and Fitness Interactive Workshop included with preview event

Register Online

For individual nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian please call 734-712-5694 to schedule.

Family Fun with Food and Fitness

Family Fun with Food and Fitness is an interactive workshop for children and teens ages 6-18 and their parents. Includes breakout sessions for parents to learn more about family dynamics, while kids enjoy physical activity. Healthy snacks prepared by all. Themes vary according to the season. For more information about Family Fun with Food and Fitness please call 734-712-5694.

Fun Family Fitness

Fun Family Fitness is a weekly family exercise session for children and teens ages 6 -18 and their parents. Workouts move and motivate participants indoors and out. For more information about Fun Family Fitness please 734-712-5694. Sessions: $25 / family


You may register online for the FREE ShapeDown Preview events. To register by phone or for additional information about ShapeDown Programs, please call us at 734-712-5694. You may also contact us by email.