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 benefits and highlights. Register online for ShapeDown Preview Events.
- 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.
ShapeDown Preview Event Location & Dates
|St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center 2nd Floor
5320 Elliot Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
||St. Joseph Mercy Livingston
Community Room (Use West Entrance)
620 Byron Road, Howell, MI 48843
June 12: Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm
June 23: Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
July 7: Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm*
Monday: 6:15 - 8:30 pm
July 21 - September 22, 2014
July 15: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm*
August 12: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm*
September 16, Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Individual Nutrition Counseling throughout the summer
Dates coming soon for classes late September.
* Family Fun with Food and Fitness Interactive Workshop included.
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.