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Healthy Charleston Challenge

Healthy Charleston Challenge has won two National Awards for "Best Chronic Disease and Obesity Prevention Program in the U.S."

Healthy Charleston Challenge is a comprehensive 12-week overweight/obesity chronic-disease prevention program and an activity competition located at the Wellness Center. During 10 years of the Healthy Charleston Challenge existence participants have lost over 45,000 pounds, improved blood lipid profiles, improved fitness levels, and reduced risk factors for chronic disease. The 12-week fitness and weight loss program is designed to increase physical activity and provide skills, professional guidance, and accountability for developing healthy lifestyle habits. The team of professionals includes experienced personal trainers, a registered dietician, exercise physiologists, health coaches, and other exercise specialists with weight loss and lifestyle management experience.

Participants should be 25 pounds or more overweight in need of permanently changing lifestyle habits for decreased risk of chronic disease.

“Making right choices, being consistent and making your health a priority is the formula for success, and that’s what the Healthy Charleston Challenge is all about,” says Janis Newton, the founder of the program.
Space is limited and teams fill up fast.


Fall 2018 Healthy Charleston Challenge

Dates: September 13 – November 15  

Pre-testing starts May 6th, 2018.



For participants: Apply for the Healthy Charleston Challenge here

For Mentors: If you would like to be a mentor for the Healthy Charleston Challenge participants please apply here:


Program Fees:

Wellness Center Member- $375

Non member- $450                 

MUSC Student- $275


Any business or group wishing to sponsor a team or to send participants to fill a team should contact Janis Newton at 792-2533



Healthy Charleston Challenge Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors who help make our programs, Healthy Charleston Challenge and Boot Camp, such great successes.


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