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|
We are having a friendly Facebook competition that will last thorughout 2014. Check out the image below for details!
The LifeFit Center @ The Beach opened on October 1, 2012 as California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) newest fitness facility. Fitness provides lifelong health and wellness opportunities in a variety of ways. The LifeFit Center aims to be the premier health and fitness facility in the Long Beach area for the age 50+ community. The LifeFit Center aims to provide fresh and complete health, fitness, social, and wellness programming to all of its members; as well as provide education, research, and career development opportunities for CSULB students, faculty, and staff.
The LifeFit Center is in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on campus at CSULB. 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.
David is our team member of the month for April! We are constantly impressed by his professional approach and his commitment to his internship. He is always ready to go and willing to lend a hand. We are grateful to have David as part of the LifeFit team!
Here is a look at the LifeFit Center's monthly themes for 2014. I fyou have any ideas or suggetions for activities or speakers at the LFC, please let LFC management know:
January - Goal Setting
February - Healthy Heart
March - Nutrtion
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 now has two types t-shirts for sale! The LFC has black dri-fit t-shirts for men and a v-neck for women on sale for $20. We also still have the black or white cotton LFC t-shirts for $10. You can purchase your LifeFit Center t-shirt at the service desk.
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!!!
April is our Fall & Injury Prevention Month here at the LifeFit Center. Our goal is to help support our members in sustaining their lifestyle of health and fitness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults (age 65 and older), and most fractures occurring in older adults are caused by falls. In 2010, the direct medical costs associated with falls were $30.3 billion.
The good news is that we can work to reduce our chances of falling. In fact, the number one recommendation made by the CDC for fall prevention is to exercise regularly, focusing on strength and balance. Additional recommendations include: consulting your doctor or pharmacist to make sure that the medications you are taking do not cause dizziness or drowsiness; having your eyes checked at least once per year; and making sure that your home is free from tripping hazards and has good lighting.
We have many wonderful activities at the LifeFit Center that can assist you in building strength and balance. Please check out our Stretch & Balance classes Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am, and our Building Strength classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am. We also have a GREAT program called Strength for Living (S4L) which focuses on muscular fitness, cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, and balance. The Strength for Living program is a comprehensive 16-week program in which you gradually progress your fitness by working with a certified fitness professional and 6-7 of your friends.
Director – LifeFit Center @ The Beach