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Janis Newton

Wellness Center Offers Fitness and Fun for MUSC and the Charleston Community

The MUSC Wellness Center is a facility dedicated to the development of healthy lifestyles through the promotion of wellness attitudes and habits.  The facility, located on the MUSC campus, includes a variety of the most current strength training and cardiovascular exercise equipment.  Also featured are the junior Olympic pool, full court gymnasium, tennis, racquet ball and squash courts, indoor and outdoor track, pilates studio, massage therapy clinic, fitness testing lab, and childcare nursery.

Many programs are offered throughout the year to support the members’ efforts to maintain or change lifestyle habits and improve fitness.  The facility has several unique programs which can only be found at the MUSC Wellness Center.  

The MUSC Boot Camp led by U.S. Marines is offered year round and focuses on overall fitness and endurance training.  The structure, accountability, camaraderie, and focus on fitness make this the ultimate exercise experience.

The Healthy Charleston Challenge is a 12 week weight loss competition 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 dietitian, exercise physiologists, and a program psychologist.   Participants are divided into teams with an assigned trainer.  Results are guaranteed.

One of the best summer kid’s camps in Charleston is located in the Wellness Center.  The camp goal is to start every child in a lifelong quest of fitness and good health, as well as offer creative outlets and mental stimulation.  Core camp activities include tennis, racquetball, squash, martial arts, dance, basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor hockey, yoga, agility and speed training, nutrition education, arts and crafts, and daily swimming.  The camp accepts ages 3 – 14  with options for half day or full day. 

Please stop by for a tour or workout.  More information - 792-5757 - www.musc.edu/hsc 

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