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HealthPlex Offers Community Weight Management Program

Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2013) – Beginning Jan. 22, Johnson C. Smith University’s HealthPlex will offer a free weight management program for the community of the Northwest Corridor. Twelve group sessions will be held Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the HealthPlex located near Brayboy Gymnasium. The goal of the program is to help participants learn how to maintain healthy lifestyles by creating good eating habits and exercising regularly.

Each session will provide educational resources, group support and practical exercise techniques. Participants will receive personalized exercise programs along with one-on-one goal setting assistance. The HealthPlex will also feature other programs this winter, to include: free water fitness and yoga classes, health coaching and the “workout of the week.”

A healthy cooking demonstration is scheduled for Jan. 25 at 12:15 p.m. and Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m.  OrthoCarolina will start off the healthy living seminar series on Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m., with a presentation on knee cartilage restoration. The university will also start an eight-week fitness challenge beginning on Feb. 4, and offer the Discover Scuba program, where participants will learn basic scuba diving skills. For more information and registration, please email or call (704) 330-1370.

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 23 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites Facebook (www.facebook/smithites) and Twitter (@JCSUniversity).         

Jennifer Gaskins
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing



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