The Medical University of South Carolina's Weight Management Center is offering free weight-loss classes for low-income residents starting this weekend.

If you go

MUSC's Weight Management Center will host weekly weight-loss classes at two locations:

West Ashley

St. Andrews Family Fitness

1642 Sam Rittenburg Blvd.

10:30 a.m. to noon starting Saturday


MUSC Institute of Psychiatry

67 President St.

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting Tuesday

More info: To find out if you qualify, call 792-5431 or email

The 10-week program begins Saturday at St. Andrew's Family Fitness in West Ashley and on Tuesday at the MUSC Weight Management Center on campus.

Participants will meet weekly at either location. Each session will be led by students and supervised by staff. They will cover topics including managing diabetes and high blood pressure, exercising at home and healthy cooking.

Adults must be at least 18 years old and Medicaid-eligible to qualify.

Reach Lauren Sausser at 937-5598.