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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

healthplex@jcmail.jcsu.edu 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 http://www.jcsu.edu or follow the

university on social media sites Facebook (www.facebook/smithites) and

Twitter (@JCSUniversity).

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