Health & Wellness Information
Exercise is recognized as an essential component in the maintenance of health. The MUSC Wellness Center wants to help members develop a safe and effective exercise program to improve overall health.
1. How To Get Started
Exercise is now recognized as an essential component in the maintenance of health. The MUSC Wellness Center wants to help members develop a safe and effective exercise program that will improve overall health. For members' benefit, we offer services that determine beginning fitness level and demonstrate proper usage of equipment. We encourage members to take advantage of these services and the expertise of our staff. Follow the simple steps outlined below and begin the first steps towards health improvement.
2. How to Join
Membership is available not only to MUSC students and staff, but also to many members of the community through our affiliate programs. Please stop by for a tour or call us at 843-792-5757 and we will be more than happy to inform you of our many affordable membership options.
3. Once You Are A Member
The Fitness Assessment- Fee $40.00 843-792-9238
Members can schedule a complete fitness assessment with the Human Performance Lab by calling 843-792-5754. This assessment takes only an hour and offers valuable feedback on your personal fitness level. The staff uses these results to design an appropriate training program for each member.
An Equipment Orientation- No Fee 843-792-5757
All new members are entitled to three supervised training sessions to familiarize them with the wide array of equipment available. During these sessions, a trainer will provide instruction and guidance on the proper usage and handling of exercise machines including Nautilus, free-weight and cardiovascular machines.
Personal Training-Fee Varies 843-792-1494
Once you have started your exercise program, you may find you would like more guidance or supervision. Personal trainers are available to help you fine tune your program or provide additional motivation. There is an additional charge for this service.
For maximum health benefits, an exercise program should consist of cardiovascular activity, strength training, and flexibility and stretching exercises. The center caters to the diverse interests of our members by offering a variety of exercise opportunities.
- Just as stretching before an exercise session is important to help you avoid post-exercise soreness or injury, so is a cool down period at the end of your exercise activity. Cool down should include at least several minutes of stretching or walking.
- For maximum health benefits, an exercise program should consist of cardiovascular activity, strength training, and flexibility and stretching exercises.
- If you have an existing medical condition or are just starting an exercise program, consult your doctor before beginning the program to make sure it is designed with your health and wellness in mind.
- Wear proper attire when exercising, including shoes with proper support for the activity.