Fit Family Challenge

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What is Fit Family Challenge?

The Fit Family Challenge is a statewide healthy family lifestyle program which will run from May 15 - July 10, 2014. We're motivating families to get moving and create healthier lifestyles. To participate, families will register online and track activities for a chance to earn points and win prizes.

Learn more about Fit Family Challenge!

Spotlight Families

  • Hollars family of Mount Pleasant:  Donna, 49; Jody, 46; MacKenzi Grace, 10; and Tanner Lane, 18.

    Hollars family of Mount Pleasant: Donna, 49; Jody, 46; MacKenzi Grace, 10; and Tanner Lane, 18.

    Through the Fit Family Challenge, the Hollars would like to improve their eating habits, learn new activities to do as a family, have more fun being active together, and serve as role models for others. “If we can do it, they absolutely can too!” Donna says. Follow their journey!

  • Shellman-Vest family of Summerville:  Vanessa, 26; TJ, 26; Aviana, 2 ˝; Taven, 2 mos.

    Shellman-Vest family of Summerville: Vanessa, 26; TJ, 26; Aviana, 2 ˝; Taven, 2 mos.

    Vanessa hopes the Fit Family Challenge will motivate her to get back into a running routine and provide some accountability: “Someone to answer to,” as she puts it. Vanessa also hopes to teach her young daughter how to fit exercise into her daily life, and would also like to see her family to start eating a healthier diet. Follow their journey!

Meet Our Experts

Three wellness experts from the Medical University of South Carolina will be working with the Spotlight families during the Fit Family Challenge. Together, they’ll create a plan of action to help the two families reach their health and fitness goals. The experts are: Dr. Susan Johnson, Director of Health Promotion; Debbie Petitpain, Wellness Nutrition Coordinator; Janis Newton, Interim Director of MUSC Wellness Center. click here.

  • Dr. Susan Johnson

    Dr. Susan Johnson

  • Debbie Petitpain

    Debbie Petitpain

  • Janis Newton

    Janis Newton

Health News For Families

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