Healthy Charleston Challenge

Healthy Charleston Challenge is a comprehensive 10-week overweight/obesity chronic-disease prevention program and an activity competition located at the Wellness Center. During 10 years of the Healthy Charleston Challenge existence participants have lost over 51,000 pounds, improved blood lipid profiles, improved fitness levels, and reduced risk factors for chronic disease. The program has won 2 National Awards. “Making right choices, being consistent and making your health a priority is the formula for success, and that’s what the Healthy Charleston Challenge is all about,” says Janis Newton, the founder of the program.

Spring 2020 Healthy Charleston Challenge

Dates: January 23 - April 2, 2020

Program Motto: Make a Positive Impact That Lasts a Lifetime

This program is for you if you desire:

  • Healthy weight loss
  • Build sustainable lifestyle habits for chronic disease prevention
  • Improve mental , physical, and emotional health
  • Experience self-growth for peak performance in life
  • Gain understanding of breathing/meditation/mindfulness strategies that support  positive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
  • Learn most recent brain health research to optimize permanent health improvements
  • Participants should be 25 pounds or more overweight in need of permanently changing lifestyle habits for decreased risk of chronic disease. 

Meet your health profession team:

  • Certified personal trainers offer organized exercise sessions focusing on proper biomechanics and functional exercises resulting in improved fitness and body composition.  Exercise physiologists oversee the program design, InBody testing, and injury prevention education.
  • Registered dietician presents educational sessions using the most current research on proper nutrition for healthy body weight and chronic disease prevention. 
  • Lifestyle medicine for the brain specialist shares information on the amazing connection between brain health, heart health, and the ability to manage and sustain lifestyle changes for improved health
  • Cell Biology researcher and founder of PranaScience Institute shares the science of breathing techniques which will result in stress reduction and sustained success in weight loss journey 

Fill out the program application here

Program Fees:

Wellness Center Member- $379

Non member- $479

MUSC Student- $279

Questions? Call 843-792-4141 or email

Healthy Charleston Challenge Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors who help make our programs, Healthy Charleston Challenge and Boot Camp, such great successes.Any business or group wishing to sponsor a team or to send participants to fill a team should contact Tatiana Baier at 792-4141 or

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