E-Cigarettes and Hookahs Good or Bad?

Check out this brief Myth or Medicine video on E-Cigarettes and Hookahs!

As a reminder, Pittsburgh Beats the Pack group sessions begin 2/6/17 and 2/7/17. See the flyer below for more information. 

CityFit Personal Training 2017

A new Wellness Activity in 2017!

When: Monday Mornings/Afternoons 

             Wednesday Evenings

Where: Citiparks Recreation Centers (West Penn, Phillips, Magee, Brookline)

Time: One hour sessions- May vary based on location and trainer availability. 

To schedule a session: Contact Albert Garcia at or  Quinn Williams at or call the Guru office at 412-255-2183. 

CSN 2017 flyer

Case Specific Nutrition is joining us again in 2017!

They will be offering a variety of services throughout the year at various locations.

For more information contact

Andrew Wade at 412-593-2048 or

or contact the

Wellness Gurus at 412-255-2183.


Diabetes Risk Test

The questionnaire takes two minutes to complete and will show your chances of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Also available in Spanish. 

Healthy Recipes

Eating well is important to maintaining a healthy weight and feeling good! Bellow are healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are both tasty and easy to prepare. 


5 Breakfast recipes

5 Lunch recipes

5 Dinner recipes


Special thanks to Case Specific nutrition for providing these healthy recipes.

Eat Well, Live Well, Work Well!

Mission Statement 

It is the goal of the CityFit-Wellness at Work Program to promote awareness of health, wellness and fitness for the employees of the City of Pittsburgh.

CityFit will empower employees through comprehensive programming and the support of healthy lifestyle choices to enhance their pursuit of healthy living. This program will reach out to employees of all ages and abilities to motivate and improve their lifestyles.


Upcoming events:



Wellness Guru Office Hours

City-County Building Room 402-A

Monday through Friday 




We are also available to come to your worksite! Simply give us a call at

412-255-2183 or email Albert Garcia at to bring the Wellness Gurus to you!



Your New EAP : Health Advocate

HealthAdvocate is a no cost benefit to you or members of your household and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program enables you to address personal, relationship, job-related, and career needs in a private, confidential environment. 

Explore the Health Advocate website here. Enter "City of Pittsburgh" as the name of organization. 



Telemedicine is a convenient and cost-effective resource available for all City of Pittsburgh Medical Plan members. Interact with a doctor via phone or video comparable to an office visit. Sign up today and use this service for a multitude of cases! For more information, click here


Tobacco Cessation 2017 

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable disease, cancer and death in the United States. In 2018 a financial incentive will be given to nonsmokers and to individuals enrolled in the smoking cessation programs offered by CityFit. Beginning in 2017 we are partnering with Beat the Pack and Smoke Free For Life to offer smoking cessation classes for employees interested in quitting smoking.

At the end of this year, the Gurus will help you obtain smoking cessation medications, some of which are free under Obamacare, in advance of the cessation classes. Our Wellness Gurus are certified tobacco treatment specialists and will be leading classes in smoking cessation. Classes will be held at multiple city locations to accommodate your busy schedules. Your spouses and partners are also welcome. Join us as we take a stand to Beat the Pack! 

CityFit Engagement Team

Promoting a culture of health is our number one goal!

The purpose of this team is to support CityFit Wellness at Work, programs and special projects. If interested in joining, please get permission from your department head.

The Engagement team will be working on:

Special Projects:

· Protect Those Who Protect Us - equipping Fire stations with adequate fitness equipment

· Peer Fitness Training - sponsoring Firefighters and Police officers and others to  become personal trainers for their colleagues

· Individualized Personal Training - one-on-one professional fitness training

CityFit Wellness at Work which includes:

· September Wellness Fairs

· September – Pittsburgh Wellness Month                                                         

· Wellness Rewards #1 & #2, 2017

· Wellness Programs

· Employee Benefits, generally

CityFit Programs: Weight Watchers, Beat the Pack (2017), YMCA Gym memberships, YMCA Diabetes classes, CityFit sports teams, etc.

If you think you’d be a great fit for the CityFit Engagement Team, ask your department head for permission to join! To join our monthly call, dial 1-866-740-1260 with Access Code 2552718. For questions, contact Albert Garcia at

CityFit Pittsburgh

CityFit Pittsburgh expands the scope of CityFit to include all citizens of Pittsburgh. We are partnering with local organizations such as BikePGH, Grow Pittsburgh, and Lets Move PGH to plan up coming events all over the city. The first focus is on kids, food, and exercise. 

Mental Wellness

CityFit is committed to offering help and resources to anyone who needs them. Our new Mental Health Awareness menu is meant to encourage conversation and direct people seeking help to the information they need.

    Make sure to also take advantage of your Employee Assistance Program, EAP! With a wide range of topics, from managing personal finances to handling the death of a loved one, the WorkLife Portal can offer you insight and advice on demand any time.  


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