LifeFit Center @ The Beach
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-2015
|HOURS OF OPERATION|
|Mon - Thurs||8:30am - 7pm|
|Fri||8:30am - 2pm|
|Sat||8:30am - 12pm|
On Monday, October 27th, the Arthritis National Research Foundation partnered with the LifeFit Center at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for its inaugural two mile LifeFit Center Walk benefiting CureArthritis.org. All funds raised from the walk will go towards arthritis research...READ MORE
The LifeFit Center is in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on campus at LBSU. Together, OLLI and the LifeFit Center share the same passion for lifelong education, health, and wellness. OLLI is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services. OLLI is a source of widely varied courses of interest to persons 50 years of age or older. For more information about OLLI, please click here.
Our team member for the month of November is Christian Brooke. Christian is a Fitness Option student here at Long Beach State. We are very grateful to have him on our LifeFit Center team. He brings a lot of joy, diligence, and positive energy to our facility. Christian recently received his Zumba certification and will be teaching a new Zumba class on Fridays at 9:30am starting November 7th!
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Movement Generations: A 1-hour, fun-for-all inter-generational movement class that brings together LifeFit members, the university and the community. Smile and surprise yourself with movements you didn't know you could do. All ages and abilities encouraged to come. Bring kids and grandparents. Inspire your right and left brain. Focus will include all types of individual and group dances. On selected days, university and community performers will jump-start the class. Class is free and open to the public. Meet in Room 107 of the LifeFit Center.
We are having a friendly Facebook competition that will last throughout 2014. Check out the image below for details!
Here is a look at the LifeFit Center's monthly themes for 2014. If you have any ideas or suggestions for activities or speakers at the LFC, please let LFC management know:
January - Goal Setting
February - Healthy Heart
March - Nutrition
April - Falls/ Injury Prevention
May - Exercise Is Medicine
June - Social Wellness
July - Body Composition & Resistance Training
August - Benefits of Outdoor Activity
September - Water
October - Cancer Awareness
November - Mental Health & Stress Reduction
December - Healthy Holidays
The LifeFit Center is now proud to say that it is officially an Exercise is Medicine on Campus facility.
We at the LifeFit Center are making a commitment to uphold and promote these guiding principles of the Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIMC) Program.
• Exercise and physical activity are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.
• More should be done in university and college settings to encourage students to establish lifelong exercise and physical activity habits that have the power to significantly improve the quality of students’ lives.
• Support the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM’s) efforts to bring a greater focus on exercise and physical activity in university and college settings.
Greetings LifeFit Center @ The Beach!!!
November is Mental Health/Stress Reduction Month. What do you do on a daily or weekly basis to reduce your stress levels and live a mentally healthy lifestyle?
When we think of mental health, we often think of the negative aspects of mental health like stress, anxiety, and depression. In the 1990’s, a movement termed positive psychology started to gain popularity. Positive psychology posits that mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness or the negative aspects of mental health, but the ability of humans to thrive and flourish. Martin Seligman, considered one of the founders of positive psychology, recently published a theory of well-being called the PERMA Well-Being Theory. PERMA is an acronym which represents five elements that contribute uniquely to well-being. P is for positive emotion; the regular experience of joy, passion, peace, love, and many other positive emotions. E is for engagement; experiencing a sense of losing time when participating in an activity. R is for positive relationships; the support network that an individual has surrounded themselves with. M is for meaning; feeling a sense of being connected to something that is bigger than the self. A is for accomplishment; striving to achieve goals and plans.
What activities do you do or what people do you surround yourself with to experience positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaning, and accomplishment? Are there areas in your life that you need to change or re-assess so that you can experience more PERMA in your life?
If you are currently experiencing a high volume of negative emotions or feel like you are in a “down” mood, one of the best ways to pick yourself back up is to generate gratitude. Gratitude is the #1 most easily self-generated emotion. In fact, activities focusing on gratitude have been demonstrated through research by Lyubomirsky and her colleagues to increase happiness and well-being. How perfect considering that November is Thanksgiving Month!
I have two gratitude activities to suggest for you: