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|
Check out this video from Beach Magazine to learn what the LifeFit Center is all about! Click here to read the Fit for Life feature.
Our members are loving our IN-TRINITY classes! To reserve your spot in the next class, click here.
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.
We are excited to have Joseph Lee as our Team Member of the Month! Joseph join us as a Fitness Intern as he completes his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness. We are very impressed with Joseph’s enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. From day one of his internship, Joseph has taken on extra responsibilities – always with a smile and positive attitude. If you haven’t met Joseph yet, be sure to stop by the Service Desk on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am – 2 pm. Thanks for being part of the LifeFit family, Joseph!
Here is a look at the LifeFit Center's monthly themes for 2016. 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 - Exercise Is Medicine
May - Arthritis Awareness
June - Cardiorespiratory Fitness
July - Muscular Fitness
August - Flexibility & Balance
September - Bone Health
October - Fall & Injury Prevention
November - Mental Wellness & 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.
Dear LifeFit Members, Staff, & Interns,
Happy March! We are already in the last month of the first quarter of the year – wow! We have been delighted to see your exercise motivation in 2017! We have four FULL cohorts of Strength for Living in action. Our Building Healthy Bones program and our Fit & Fueled program are also both FULL!
How is your individual progress toward your health and fitness goals coming along? How are you tracking your progress? We encourage you to monitor your progress both objectively and subjectively as you move forward.
Objective feedback consists of specific and measurable data points that provide information about our effort and performance. This type of feedback is very important for holding us accountable in hitting our targets and achieving our goals. One of the built-in mechanisms we have here at the LifeFit Center for monitoring objective feedback is the MYZONE® system. If you have not yet purchased a MYZONE® belt, I urge you to look into it. Your MYZONE® heart rate monitor provides you with multiple sources of objective feedback about your exercise intensity and progress – heart rate, percentage of maximum heart rate, and caloric expenditure are a few examples.
As human beings, we also rely heavily on subjective sources of feedback when making decisions about our experience and future behaviors. Subjective feedback consists of our perceptions, emotions/feelings, and intuition and is important for sustaining motivation and adherence. Examples of subjective feedback related to exercise are the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) scale (how hard we perceive/feel we are working) and the mood or feeling we experience during and after exercising.
We encourage you to play with both objective and subjective sources of feedback and see what rhythms work best for you and your fitness goals. Please feel free to stop by and chat with me about how to best monitor objective and subjective feedback.
Dr. Ayla Donlin
LifeFit Center Director