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2014 Best Health Club, City Paper Readers' Poll
2012 – “Best Behavior Modification Program in the Nation” – 1st Place, by Club Industry
– "Healthy Charleston Challenge Wins Best of the Best Award!"
2012 – “Program Innovation” Award winner – 3rd place, by Medical Fitness Association


News Articles:

"Exceeding the Challenge: Blair Christie - Healthy Charleston Challenge" (Oblique Magazine - November/December 2012)"

"MUSC Pilot Study Shows Weight Loss leads to Great Gains"  (June 6, 2014 Catalyst)

"Healthy Charleston Challenge - Best Behavior Modification Program - 1st Place Awarded" (Club Industry Magazine, October 2012 issue)

"2012 Best of the Best Awards Reception" (Club Industry Online, 10/17/2012)

“MUSC’s Healthy Charleston Challenge marks 20,000 pounds lost in five years” (Post and Courier 09/18/2012)

“High profile: Janis Newton’s health challenge a national draw” (Post and Courier 03/12/2011)

“Alternative to Surgery – Healthy Charleston Challenge” (Letter to the editor, Post and Courier 01/05/2011)

“Who is the biggest loser?” (Moultrie News, 10/19/2010)

“Fitness Camp aids in weight battle” (Post and Courier 12/15/2009)


Smith, S.O. & Newton, J (2011). Community Based Physical Activity: Healthy Charleston Challenge, Aquatic Exercise Journal (AKWA), 24 (5), 27

2012  Program Innovation Award from The Medical Fitness Association goes to The Healthy Charleston Challenge.

MUSC Wellness Center Director Bobby Shaw, HCCs Fearless Leader Janis Newton, and Dr. Sheila Smith from the College of Nursing (aka HCCs Stats and Survey Guru), with the award at the MFA Awards Ceremony in New Orleans, LA 11/28/2012.



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