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Program helps students fit in
days into 2008 and for MUSC students who’ve struggled to find time to
exercise or commit to a regular fitness routine, help has arrived.
of Nursing student Tracy Woodward works out as part of the Fit It In
program. For information, visit http://www.musc.edu/hsc/students/fititin.html.
Students can participate in a new fitness and wellness program that
encourages activity and flexibility through March 9. The six-week
program, Fit It In, was created to motivate students to be active and
find fun, creative ways to exercise in a schedule that’s convenient to
All current, full-time students receive an MUSC Wellness Center
membership as part of their tuition package. Wellness Center non-users
(full-time students who have not activated their membership or had
fewer than three visits to the facility) must activate their
memberships and register for the Fit It In program in order to
Students must complete a 30-minute workout session at MUSC’s Wellness
Center at least twice a week to be qualified for weekly prize
drawings (in both the regular user and non-user categories), which
include $25 cash and 30-minute massages courtesy of the MUSC Center for
Therapeutic Massage. In early March, participants who complete 12
workouts within the six-week period are eligible to win $200 in cash
For each 30-minute workout activity a participating student completes,
he or she will receive an exercise credit. Attendance is verified
anytime a student checks in using the handscan stations. The numerous
fitness activities students can participate in include adult boot camp,
dance and group exercise, tennis, aquatics, strength training,
racquetball and squash, martial arts and fencing.
To support students and all members, the Wellness Center will expand
its operating hours beginning Feb. 1. The facility will be open from
5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., every Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 8 p.m.
every Friday. On weekends, hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, and
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays.
Students may register by visiting the Wellness Center membership desk
or the Wellness Center Web site at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/hsc/students/fititinapp.html.
Fit It In prize categories
- Weekly prize drawings—$25 for two contestants in each
category (regular user and non-user categories) who have two or more
exercise credits the week of the drawing. Students may enter the
contest during any week of the competition to qualify for this drawing.
- Weekly prize drawings for both categories—30-minute
massages courtesy of the MUSC Center for Therapeutic Massage. One
massage will be awarded per week for both categories.
- Grand Prize Drawing ($200)—At the end of six weeks, one
student from each category is eligible to win $200. The winner will be
selected by a random drawing. To qualify for the grand prize, students
must have earned 12 exercise credits throughout the six-week period.
There can be no more than two weeks with no credits earned.
- The timeframe for exercising for the weekly drawing will
run every Monday through Sunday of that week.
- For the weekly cash prize drawing, two names from each
contestant category will be drawn from a list of eligible contestants
for that week’s random drawing. The drawing will be conducted by
Wellness Center membership staff. The weekly massage prize will also be
drawn the same way, except only be one name will be drawn
per week for both categories.
- Winners will be announced the following day via an Office
of Student Life e-mail with the names posted at the Wellness
Center membership desk.
- Winners can stop by the Office of Student Programs
(792-2693) to claim their prizes.
- The grand prize drawing will be held March 9. One name
from each category will be randomly drawn from a list of eligible
contestants by Wellness Center membership staff. The winners will
be announced the following day through a Student Life e-mail and posted
at the Wellness Center membership desk.
Friday, Feb. 1, 2008
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