The final event of Fitness Month 2011 is a free fitness day April 27 at the MUSC Wellness Center. MUSC employees will have all-day free access to the wellness center with an identification badge.
Facility tours will be scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting every half hour. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on fitness programs, personal training and all the center's amenities. Healthy food vendors will provide lunch and snack items and drawings will be held every 20 minutes with prizes to include a free 55-minute personal training session, 30 minute massage and entry into a program of your choice (Healthy Charleston Challenge not included).
More than a health club, the wellness center offers a variety of choices and opportunities for each individual to develop a safe and effective exercise program that will promote life-long physical and mental lifestyle habits. There are programs and classes focused on preventing or treating many chronic health conditions brought on by aging or unhealthy lifestyle habits. Programs focus on general fitness for all age groups, along with specific fitness and nutrition needs of individuals. Children's programs are offered year round and include a summer health, sports and activity camp for ages 5 – 14.
The MUSC Wellness Center facility includes a Junior Olympic size pool, basketball gymnasium, an indoor and outdoor track along with exercise rooms. There are more than 50 classes offered each week, including Zumba, Tae Bo, salsa, ballet, Pilates, NIA, group cycling, yoga and many interval and circuit style fitness classes. There are classes for all ages and fitness levels.
Programs include Boot Camp, TRX suspension training, Females in Training, Women on Weights, Iron Academy, Functional Fitness Training, Masters Swim and Conditioning, High Intensity Training, and Healthy Charleston Challenge.
The wellness center is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Employee Wellness events
Wellness Wednesday: Techniques for Exercise Injury Prevention. Injuries are common among exercisers as well as athletes. Visit the Children's Hospital lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 to learn how to reduce the risk of an exercise-related injury.
Worksite screening: The next worksite screening will be May 25 in the Gazes Building, room 125. Register at http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/ health1st.
Like the Employee Wellness Facebook page and keep up with all the events at MUSC. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to become involved in employee wellness.