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New, Affordable Program Provides Fitness and Nutrition Regimens in McClellanville, Johns Island and Hollywood
1/14/2015 4:47:06 PM

Your Charleston County Parks are committed to keeping area residents active and healthy. This month, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is introducing a new program that aims to make citizens more active and eating healthier. In McClellanville, Johns Island and Hollywood, locals can now take advantage of the affordable Empowering Moves course.
The new program Empowering Moves is a no-nonsense approach to nutrition and fitness. To begin, participants are given nutrition tips and guidelines in a relaxed, Q&A-style format. Then participants get up and move through progressive body weight exercises with an emphasis on proper form, and modifications for pre-existing conditions and various fitness levels.

Nutrition topics include debunking common food myths, deciphering food labels, improving nutrition through smart food choices, and managing stress. Exercises are multi-functional and include planks, pushups, lunges and squats. As the class progresses, everyday household items like liquid laundry detergent and water bottles are incorporated into the workout for added resistance. Sessions include handouts, goal-setting and opportunities to earn prizes for reaching goals.
Offered on Mondays or Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Empowering Moves begins Jan. 26 and runs through March 18. Sessions are held at St. James Santee Elementary in McClellanville, St. Johns High School on Johns Island, and Schroder Community Center in Hollywood. People who are employees or members of Berkeley Electric Cooperative (BEC) are able to receive a discount code for 50% off registration costs.
“To amplify our wellness programming goals and improve the lives of our constituents that have fallen into sedentary lifestyles in rural community areas, we are proud to partner with BEC on this program,” said CCPRC Fitness and Wellness Program Manager Allison Foster.

Registration for Empowering Moves is $40 for county residents. BEC members and employees should receive their 50% off discount code from BEC, then they can register with their code by calling 843-795-4386. General registration is available at
CCPRC is committed to keeping county residents active, healthy, and locally grounded. To learn about other fitness and wellness programs offered through your county parks, visit or call 843-795-4386.

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