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 have an exciting lecture, "Exercise & Stress Reduction for a Healthy Heart," with Long Beach Memorial's Vivian Silver, MS, coming to the LifeFit Center on February 18! This event promises to be interactive, informative and interesting. Join us Wednesday, February 18 from 11 am - 12 pm in the Learning Center at the LifeFit Center @ The Beach!
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.
Asia Yates is our team member of the month for February! We are very grateful to have Asia on board the LFC team. Asia is a Master’s student in Kinesiology and will be completing her thesis with the Strength for Living program. Look for Asia teaching Pilates on Wednesdays at 11 am and stay tuned for more from this dynamic woman!
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Movement Generations: A 1-hour, fun-for-all inter-generational movement class that brings together LifeFit members, the university and the community. Smile and surprise yourself with movements you didn't know you could do. All ages and abilities encouraged to come. Bring kids and grandparents. Inspire your right and left brain. Focus will include all types of individual and group dances. On selected days, university and community performers will jump-start the class. Class is free and open to the public. Meet in Room 107 of the LifeFit Center.
Here is a look at the LifeFit Center's monthly themes for 2014. 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 - Social Wellness
July - Body Composition & Resistance Training
August - Benefits of Outdoor Activity / Water
September - Falls/ Injury Prevention
October - Cancer Awareness
November - Mental Health & 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 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 at least 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,
Ayla Donlin, EdD
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.