#ATU Penn Hills Work Out @ Penn Hills YMCA
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
T2 CrossFit Free Community Workout @ T2 CrossFit
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Venture Outdoors Again – Storytelling Stroll – What’s in a Dream? @ Frick Park
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Storytelling Stroll
Everyone has a story to tell: a happy memory, a sad circumstance, or a harrowing feat. Join David Bennett and a group of outdoor enthusiasts for a relaxing stroll through the woods with each stop providing a chance for a member of the group to share a story based on the outing’s theme: “What’s in a Dream?”

Yoga in Bayne Park @ Bayne Park
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on Saturdays when we will host Yoga in the Park with Riva Strauss of Rivive Movement. Any skill level is welcome to join us at 10am as we practice our yoga in the sunshine. Don’t worry if it rains we’ll move inside the library. Classes will be by donation ($5-10). Please call 412-766-7447 or email to reserve your space now!


Men’s Health Community Conversations Series @ Pitt Graduate School of Public Health - A522 Crabtree Hall
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ACHD to Hold Men’s Health Community Conversations Series

Based on available data, men in Allegheny County are more likely to experience opioid overdoses, heart disease, obesity, drug and cigarette use, and hypertension than women. However, men are less likely to have insurance, to have a personal doctor or to have a routine physical. To better understand this disparity and overall men’s health concerns, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will hold four men’s health community conversations.

“ACHD is interested in addressing health inequities and improving health disparities throughout the county,” said Director Dr. Karen Hacker. “Community conversations are an important way for ACHD to better understand why these inequities exist. The information we gather from our men’s health sessions will help us better address health needs in the future.”

All four of men’s health conversations are free of charge and are open to all males over the age of 18 years. The meetings will provide men a safe space to voice their health concerns and interests. Meetings will be held in collaboration with affiliated faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Health Equity. Sessions are made possible by a grant from the Public Health Improvement Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation.

Participants will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and learn about the importance of men’s health programming. Their input will be used to develop a plan to best serve male residents in the county. Men over the age of 18 years are also encouraged to complete the online men’s health survey, which can be found at:

The schedule of community conversations about men’s health is:

Date Time Location
Saturday, December 2, 2017 2:30 to 4:30 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Boulevard, 15228
Saturday, December 9, 2017 1 to 3 PM Pitt Graduate School of Public Health
A522 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, 15261
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6 to 8 PM Allegheny Intermediate Unit
475 Waterfront Drive, Homestead PA 15120
Saturday, December 16, 2017 1 to 3 PM Northland Public Library
300 Cumberland Road, 15237

The issue of health inequities has been prioritized by the Health Department in its Plan for a Healthier Allegheny (PHA). More information on the PHA and health disparities in the county can be found at:

Fitness with Elena @ Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Program Room
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This one-hour class will improve your fitness with a mix of stretching, Yoga and Pilates.  Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays.  The first class is free.  The cost for ongoing classes is $10 per class. Bring your own mat.  The instructor is Elena Borisova, who has experience as a fitness instructor and personal trainer at a number of fitness centers in the area.

Sahaja Meditation @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library - Children's Story Room
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm – 8: 30 pm.

Wise Walk at C.C. Mellor Memorial Library @ C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Wisewalks meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00am at the Parking lot at the end of Lancaster Ave. We walk for an hour (approximately 3 miles) through Fern Hollow. New participants receive a t-shirt and pedometer.
Location: Parking lot end of Lancaster Ave.
Cardio Kickboxing @ Innovative Fitness
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A group fitness class designed for all levels of fitness! Includes high and low intensity kickboxing movements and a full cardio workout to keep your heart beat up.

Cardio Kickboxing @ Innovative Fitness
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A group fitness class designed for all levels of fitness! Includes high and low intensity kickboxing movements and a full cardio workout to keep your heart beat up.