Adventure Out: Turning Over a New Leaf
Adventure Out is a month-long outdoor fitness campaign to encourage residents to visit county parks for exercise. Exercising outdoors or “green exercise” has many additional benefits to indoor fitness activities, including stress management, improved self-esteem and mood, increased frequency of exercise, and improved sense of well-being.
For the month of May, the best fitness instructors at MUSC Wellness Center will pair up with the prettiest landscapes in Charleston County parks to entice you to get moving in the great outdoors. The Adventure Out program features more than 25 offerings, including aqua, Zumba dance, yoga and martial arts to help you turn over a new leaf and discover the benefits of green exercise.
When: The whole month of May – more than 25 free fitness activities to pick from with the purchase of an Adventure Out T-shirt ($10). Classes include sunrise yoga, beach sculpting, family games, Tae Bo, interval conditioning classes, trail running lessons and more. The T-shirt also gives you free park admission when attending a class.
Where: Offered in Charleston County parks (James Island, Palmetto Island, Wannamaker, Folly Beach Pier, IOP Beach Park)
Adventure Out Family Fitness Day: The kickoff event will be May 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - at James Island County Park (Wappoo Pavilion and Stage) with food trucks, jump castles, Zumba, family fun fitness games and more.
How: Purchase t-shirts at multiple locations and events. Click here for details.
Why: Because research shows outdoor or ‘green exercise’ delivers powerful health benefits and the Medical University of South Carolina and the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission want to make it easier for you to use the outdoors to be healthier.
Follow this route for the MUSC Medical Mile loop thru MUSC. Ashley Avenue, right on Calhoun, right on Courtney, Right on Bee and back to Ashley avenue.
Or try an indoor route - follow the signs through this 2nd floor route through campus buildings:
Wellness Wednesday Booths – 11am - 1pm
Lunch & Learn Series – 12:15-12:45
Chair massages: Free massages are offered to employees midday Wednesdays. Look for broadcast messages for locations and times.
Happy Hour Healthies: 10-wk lifestyle change program designed with convenience and effectiveness in mind. Weekly classes meet on Thursdays 5:30-6:30 with professionals from the MUSC Weight Management Center and $98 fee can be payroll deducted. Please email email@example.com for program to register.
Kitchen Table Cuisine (with Thornhill Farms)
Phone: (843) 887-3500
Currently operates as membership-based local foods supplier called Kitchen Table Cuisine. Members (one time fee of $15) order on Monday by 10 am and pick up their order anytime after noon on Friday at the Wellness Center. Supplies local fruits, vegetables, breads, yogurt, milk, cheeses, pastas, soups, etc.
Our Local Foods is pleased to offer a members-only delivery service of locally sourced food items for healthy at-home meals to MUSC employees. Local farms, food purveyors, and producers provide a convenient way to enjoy fresh and healthy meals with the convenience of delivery to MUSC through the Kitchen Table Cuisine. The program offers vegetables, fruits, dairy products, grains, meats, pastas, cheeses, and even locally roasted coffee. Order from the convenience of your own home or office by Monday evening with their innovative online ordering system and pick up your order at MUSC's Wellness Center on Friday. Optional weekly menus and shopping lists based on their fresh, seasonal ingredients are available and help take the stress out of meal-planning. Take advantage of this offer to start bringing healthy foods from your local producers into your own home!
Visit: http://www.ourlocalfoods.com/kitchentablecuisine/home.php for more information and to sign up for a membership.
Gruber Family Farms
Stanley Gruber: 843-563-1159
Susan G. Kirlin: 843-693-7069
For more information or to sign up, visit www.GruberCSAfarm.com
Offers a Community Supported Agriculture share. Members pay up front for a 12-week share of local fruits and vegetables. Drop offs are Wednesday in Harborview Tower.
Gruber Farm is located just south of St. George, SC, and has been growing healthy, natural produce continuously since 1948. With our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, now you can benefit directly from our farm's experience and dedication. Join our CSA program today,and start bringing home delicious, healthy, locally-grown produce for your family. Shares are limited so don't wait.
Spring Season (late April to mid-July)
Fall Season (late August to late November)
Purchase your share with one up-front cost and receive a bounty of fresh produce for 12 weeks! Your weekly share of produce will be ready for pick up at our convenient drop-off located in Harborview Towers. Prices, information, and registration available at www.grubercsafarm.com.
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