LEWISTON – St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center will offer several classes to help community members in achieving weight loss goals. Classes are being offered through the free membership programs, Club W! and Club 50. For more information or to register, call 777-8823.

Reshaping the Body – Bodysculpting and Liposuction: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19; free. Liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods.

Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, it’s a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms and neck.

The session will give a basic understanding of the procedure, the risks and benefits, how it is performed, and how a person might look and feel after surgery. It will be presented by Dr. Sanjay Mukerji of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, PA.

The Fat Wars: What You Don’t Know About Fat: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, $10. Learn the latest research on fat, including genetics, hormones and human evolution in the modern food environment, as well as sound recommendations for healthy weight loss.

Bring questions and an appetite for a well-balanced, reduced-calorie meal. At Lepage Conference Center. Payment must be received by Jan. 21.

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Series: 7 p.m. Feb. 9, 16, 23 and March 2; $40. As seen in O Magazine and on Dateline, hypnotherapy is an effective tool for weight loss when combined with a sensible diet.

It helps overcome cravings, snacking, overeating and eating when stressed, bored or depressed. It can help a person eat healthier, lose weight gradually and generally feel better.

Facilitated by Valerie St. Clair, a certified hypnotherapist in practice for three years. Space is limited. Prepay by Jan. 28 to hold a spot.

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