ProfileJanis Newton has worked in the wellness field for more than 35 years, promoting physical activity and healthy nutrition through education and effective behavior-change programs. She created the Healthy Charleston Challenge, an obesity and chronic disease-prevention program that won national recognition. Two of her newer programs include “Piece It Together” for young adults with autism spectrum disorders, and “The Recovery Program” offering exercise and nutrition intervention for drug and alcohol recovery. Janis has designed specialty programs for kids and adults as well as patients with multiple sclerosis, cancer, various chronic diseases, and musculo-skeletal issues. She has served as a medical exercise specialist, post-rehab trainer, group exercise leader, maternity fitness instructor trainer, and Tae-Bo and Rock Steady Boxing instructor. Janis Newton has presented at some of the biggest European and American fitness conventions and conferences.