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|
Join us at 12 pm on Monday, February 29th in the Learning Center. All are welcome!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do Personal Fitness Training? Here is a discounted chance to try it out! Please visit the Service Desk to sign up for your Personal Fitness Training Sample Session today!
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 of the Month for February 2016 is Gabe Gil! Gabe is a Personal Fitness Trainer at the LifeFit Center. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science. We appreciate Gabe’s thorough and thoughtful training style. Find out how to train with Gabe by visiting the Service Desk today!
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.
Greetings LifeFit Members,
Greetings LifeFit Members, Staff, and Interns,
February is Healthy Heart month at LifeFit. I’d like to take a moment and say thank you, from my heart to yours, for your efforts in taking care of yourself so that you can be the best you can be for others. We often take our hearts for granted (both our physical heart and our proverbial heart). The average heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year! The heart is an AMAZING muscle full of both force and endurance.
You work incredibly hard to keep your heart fit by performing cardiorespiratory exercise on a regular basis. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that we perform 150 minutes of moderate intensity cardio exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise (or a combo of the two) per week.
If you have a MyZone belt, that is equivalent to earning 300 MyZone Effort Points (MEPs) per week. Taking three-to-four LifeFit group fitness classes like Fit & Fun or KrankCircuit should be enough to provide you with the minimum recommended cardio for the week.
Just like exercising our physical heart is good for us, exercising our spiritual heart also boosts our health. Try this heart-opening meditation when you can:
Find a comfortable place to sit and close your eyes. As you breathe in and out, draw up a picture of a loved one in your mind. As you look at the picture of your loved one, cultivate in your heart a sense of love, kindness, and compassion. Say either in your mind or out loud three times, “May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be safe. May you be peaceful, and at ease.” How does your heart feel? Full?!?
Dr. Ayla Donlin
LifeFit Center @ The Beach Director