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 & Sat||8:30am - 2pm|
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.
We have some great upcoming lectures and workshops with CSULB's own expert exercise phyisologist, Dr. Ralph Rozenek. Also, a Reiki workshop with Meghan MacRae. To find out more about the se workshops and what Reiki is, click here.
“Ashley Witt is our new Aqua Fitness Instructor! Ashley has done a great job with the Aqua class and has really connected with the members! Ashley is a graduate of the CSULB Kinesiology Fitness Option. She was a top notch student! Join Ashley for Aqua Fitness on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 12 pm – 1 pm.”
Spring semester will be starting on Tuesday January 21st, which means students will be back on campus and parking may be a little trickier. Please remember if you are coming to a classs or training session you may need to get on campus a 20 minutes early to find parking. Students will also be back in the LFC. If you are interested in the times of the student classes they are:
Mondays & Wednesdays: 8am - 11am; 12pm - 3pm
Tuesdays & Thrusdays: 9am - 11am; 12pm - 3pm
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 - Arthritis Awareness
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!!!
February is Heart Health Month!
The American Heart Association advocates regular physical exercise as a primary method in the prevention of chronic diseases (Fletcher et al., 2013). Specifically, regular cardiorespiratory exercise is independently associated with lower risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Further, cardiorespiratory exercise decreases risk factors for CAD by reducing blood pressure (hypertension), reducing lipids (fat) in the blood, reducing obesity, reducing insulin resistance, and decreasing risk of blood clots by decreasing the thickness (viscosity) of the blood.
Here are some tips we recommend at the LifeFit Center to keep your heart healthy and strong!
H = Healthy habits. Accumulate 150 minutes of exercise per week.
E = Emotional acknowledgement. Recognize how you feel and don’t hold it in. Talk about it.
A = Acts of kindness. Reach out and warm your heart and another’s by doing something nice!
R = Reduce stress. Take a Yoga or Meditation class. Breathe & Relax.
T = Take time. Take time for the things most important to you. Keep first things first!
Wishing you a very happy & healthy heart,
Director – LifeFit Center @ The Beach
Fletcher, G.F., et al. (2013). Exercise standards for testing and training: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 128(8), 873-934.