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 the latest edition of Beach Magazine to learn what the LifeFit Center is all about! Click here to read the Fit for Life feature.
Be sure to attend parts 1 & 2 of our upcoming Fall Prevention Workshop!
You won't want to miss this workshop focused on improving our posture and health!
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 want to recognize Jared for his new position - LifeFit
Fitness Lead! Jared has been with us since he was a Fitness Intern. He then began personal training and leading a very dedicated Strength for Living cohort. As Fitness Lead, he will also work to provide our fitness staff & interns with education and training. Jared impresses us with his attention to detail, kindness, and genuine love for helping others. Thanks for all you do, Jared!
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.
Hello LifeFit Center Members, Staff, and Interns,
We have had a great start to the Fall semester thus far at LifeFit, and we are happy to see our friends at OLLI back in action for the OLLI Fall Session!
I would like to use my October Director’s message to highlight a few new programs and collaborations happening at the LifeFit Center.
Gabe Gil, one of our personal trainers, and DJ LaVertu, our graduate student lead, have teamed up to offer the Building Healthy Bones Program. The Building Healthy Bones Program utilizes evidence-based programming to support bone health. Building Healthy Bones started the week of September 26th and will run through the beginning of December. If you have interest in participating in the Building Healthy Bones Program in 2017, please be sure to let Emily Sopo or I know (see contact information in next paragraph).
Another program taking place at LifeFit in October will be the Fit & Fueled Program spearheaded by Devon Stone, our undergraduate student lead. Chamith Ameresekere and Chaylene Bruggeman, two of our KIN 489D capstone interns, are a part of the Fit & Fueled team as well. Fit & Fueled is a 4-week program for faculty & staff that will offer a jump start to fat loss. If you are interested in the Fit & Fueled program, please contact Emily Sopo (email@example.com) or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are also collaborating with PT@The Beach and hosting several of the lab assessments for the Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Some of you may have participated in the assessments that took place on September 26th and 28th, and we have another round of assessments taking place on October 17th and 19th (focusing on balance and neurologic screening). If you are interested in participating in the October screening assessments, please contact Nina Surber (lecturer, geriatric physical therapist) at (562) 9858106 or Nina.Surber@csulb.edu.
Dr. Ayla Donlin
LifeFit Center @ The Beach Director