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California State University, Long Beach
CHHS Lifefit Center
LFC Management

LifeFit Center @ The Beach
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-2015


Day Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 7pm
Fri 8:30am - 2pm
Sat 8:30am - 12pm







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Stepping On: Preventing Falls Workshop

Join LifeFit Director Ayla Donlin on Wednesday, September 9th at 12 pm as she shares important information about balance and strength exercises, vision and falls, footwear, home safety, and medication management strategies!

Stepping On


Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance

Join us on Friday, September 25th, for a new class - Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance! This 8-week class, taught by David Hennage, will be held every Friday at 9:30-10:30 am from September 25 - November 13. Space is limited - register at the Service Desk today!



LFC Yearbook Contest!

To celebrate the beginning of a new school year, we are holding a Yearbook Photo Contest! Bring in one of your yearbook photos during the month of September for a chance to win 1 free month of LFC membership! We can't wait for this blast from the past!

YB Contest


Exercise With Your Friends!

The LFC is now offering Buddy and Small Group Training! Grab a friend or two and train with one of our certified personal trainers! Contact LFC Assistant Director Emily at (562) 985-2087 or for more details.

Buddy Training


Reserve Your Spot in an Upcoming Strength 4 Living Cohort!

S4L Flyer

Strength 4 Living is a 16-week program, broken up into four 4-week phases. Each S4L cohort consists of 8-10 participants meeting 2 or 3 days per week for 75 minutes. Each session is a combination of circuit training and cardiovascular training. Pre-, mid-, and post-assessments help you track your progress. Each cohort is led by one of our qualified trainers.

Partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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.



Juan Salazar

Our Team Member for the month of September is Juan Salazar! Juan is a Fitness Option student who interned with us over Summer 2015 and will continue with us this Fall! You might see Juan in some of our group fitness classes – he is currently shadowing our instructors and is preparing to become a certified group fitness instructor soon! You can catch Juan’s positive energy up at the Service Desk on Monday and Wednesday mornings!



Sept 2015



Pilates on Mondays!


Sun's Out Gun's Out Aqua Fitness Party!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this event on Wednesday, June 17th! We had a blast!

Aqua Fitness Party



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 - Resistance Training

August - Benefits of Outdoor Activity

September - Falls/ Injury Prevention

October - Cardiorespiratory Fitness

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 Members!

Greetings LifeFit Members,

Happy beginnings to everyone! Fall 2015 begins at Long Beach State, the Fall Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Session begins October 5th, and we have new cohorts of Strength for Living up and rolling at LifeFit!


Our theme for September is Fall Prevention – a very important topic, and one that I have spent much time studying over the past year. Last June 2014, I was certified as a Stepping On Leader, and in January 2015, I led my first OLLI Stepping On course.


Stepping On is a 7-week research based, multi-faceted group program that is scientifically proven to reduce falls. The original study validating the Stepping On program was conducted in Sydney, Australia. The study was a 14-month randomized trial involving 310 older adults ages 70 and older who had either fallen in the previous 12 months or were concerned about falling. Participants who completed the study experienced a 31% reduction in falls. I am pleased to report that at the 3-month follow-up to my OLLI session, none of my participants reported a fall!


On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 pm, I will be presenting a Stepping On Workshop in the Learning Center. I am going to share information from the Stepping On program, including: balance and strength exercises, vision and falls, footwear, home safety, and medication management strategies. Please join me!

In Health,

Dr. Ayla Donlin

LifeFit Center @ The Beach Director