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MUSC Moves!

MUSC Moves!

Making Fitness More Accessible Across Campus

Sitting is the new smoking. Researchers report that the amount of time a person spends sitting each day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death. What is more, regular exercise may not be enough to offset this risk. The challenge for many is that their job responsibilities require them to be seated for most if not all of their work hours. For that reason, it’s important that both employees and employers take steps to create an environment that helps them move more.

Through our participation in the SC Working Well program, MUSC Office of Health Promotion has been working to establishing a culture of wellness where being active is the norm by providing access and opportunity for physical activity during the workday. On July 12, 2013, we were awarded the Gold Medal for achieving the highest standards in creating a physically active workplace. Our work in this area has been supported by a resolution passed by the MUSC Board of Trustees, which encourages employees to “participate in healthy activities such as preventative screenings and assessments, physical activity, weight management, tobacco cessation, healthy food, and stress management” during their breaks during the workday. 

MUSC Moves! is our physical activity campaign designed to provide changes in policies, improvements in the environment, and increased opportunities and resources to promote physical activity at work. The following programs were designed to accommodate our diverse population in terms of fitness levels, interests, and work schedules so that all employees can participate and benefit from MUSC Moves! 

Physical Activity at Work

Express Membership for MUSC Employees at the MUSC Wellness Center

Promoting physical activity opportunities on campus for MUSC employees at an affordable price. Visit the Wellness Center site for more information.

Employee Workout Series

Fit a workout into your schedule - free monthly class. MUSC Employees are invited to participate - held at the Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Drive. All classes are on the 2nd Tues of the month and will be Schedule and session type vary. Registration is required and space is limited. Free day pass for participants at their first class.  Register here.

 July 10


 Group strength and conditionng

Crowe's nest

 John Steele

Fast pace workout that challenges muscular strength and endurance.

Aug 1412:15-1:00pmCore and moreCrowe's nestLilly SchultenThis class is designed to train the core muscles as movers and stabilizers for improved functional ability.
Sept 114:30-5:25pmYoga flowCrowe's nestGail Corvette

 This class uses intense cardio intervals with strength training to maximize results.

Oct 912:15-1:00pmAthletic circuitsCrowe's nestKalonda CapersThis class focuses on speed, strength, stamina, coordination and agility.
Nov 134:30-5:30pmPool workout/aqua fitnessPoolMartha LiptonAn energetic and challenging water class for all fitness levels.
Dec 1112:15-1:00pmCardio power hourCrowe's nestLilly SchultenThis class uses intense cardio intervals with strength training to maximize results.

Holy Spokes Bike Share

Holy Spokes bike share program launched in 2017. MUSC Health is the title partner which affords members of the MUSC Community including all current MUSC students and employees with a valid MUSC email address the opportunity to take advantage of this plan:

  • Annual plan $0 – annual plan fee waived! 
  • 60 minutes of FREE ride time per day ($6/hour after initial 60 minutes) 
  • 24/7 Access - Access to 25+ Corrals City-Wide
  • Corrals on the MUSC campus. View map of all the corral locations.

Sign up at Gotcha Bike/MUSC plan website.


MUSC Medical Mile

Need a break? Try adding a Wellness Break into your daily routine. Take a walk around campus following the MUSC Medical Mile (pdf). Ashley - Calhoun - Courtenay - Bee. Medical Mile mapStart anywhere and make a loop back to the beginning. You'll clock 1.17 miles and the benefits are enormous.

Indoor Wellness Walk

Located on the second floor connected corridor (pdf) of several MUSC buildings. The total length from beginning to end (from the Dental Clinic building to Rutledge Tower) provides a half mile of climate-controlled walking. A cool one-mile round trip. Start anywhere and end at any point.

Walking with a partner increases your chances of staying with an ongoing walking program. Looking for a walking partner? Post your details on the Office of Health Promotion Yammer page.

Flight for Fitness

Take the stairs instead – you'll add years to your life and life to your years. Add this component to a walk around the MUSC Medical Mile (pdf) for an extra cardio boost.

Fitness ParkMUSC Fitness Park

Permanent fitness equipment located behind the Bioengineering Building, open for use anytime and to the public. Perfect for those who want to fit in a workout during a break. Directions for use and instructions on the Greenway Garden Circuit (pdf) are posted here as well as in the park. Explore the benefits of exercising outdoors.

Fit Gyms

As a designated Center of Excellence for the Working Well grant, MUSC Employee Wellness has received a stipend to aid our efforts in creating a culture of wellness across our campus. We have designated part of that money toward the purchase of fit gym equipment. MUSC departments who have an interest in promoting physical activity within their department, and have a dedicated space for this purpose, can apply to have fitness equipment for an onsite Fit Gym. Download the Fit Gym application (pdf) to request equipment. Email the completed form to for review. View the video about the Harborview Office Tower facility here:

Sample Fit Gym equipment:

Active Workstations

Americans are spending more time than ever sitting in front of screens - at work and at home - which means less time being active. Physical inactivity has a detrimental effect on your health. Studies have shown that inactive people can double their risk of heart disease. We are working with Risk Management to develop some options for you to consider. Please check back.

Wellness on Wheels

We recognize how difficult it is to have staff members leave their areas so we are creating ways to bring wellness to your employees. Not only will they benefit from short breaks focusing on their health and wellbeing, but the entire department/unit will benefit by working together and encouraging each other to adopt healthy habits. Let us know if your department is interested in the Wellness on Wheels program.


Physical Activity Beyond the Work Day

Miles to Change

An MUSC Wellness-supported running/walking group aimed to improve employee wellness and support and overall culture of health here at MUSC. Learn more or get involved. 



MUSC Miles to Change Second Annual Event - 
Run Forrest Run at the Joe!



Adventure Out

Adventure OutNow in its fourth year, this opportunity to take outdoor yoga classes in city parks taught by MUSC Wellness Center instructors free. Learn more about Adventure Out.


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