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.
We've got a new program for you, CSULB! Staff and faculty - you're sure to love Fit & Fueled: Better Body Training! Stop by the Service Desk today to sign up.
Join us for our upcoming Bone Health Workshop on Wednesday, September 21!
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.
Kristen is a great addition to the LifeFit team as one of our Aqua Fitness instructors! We are impressed by the quality of instruction Kristen brings to her classes and by her ability to juggle many commitments - she is currently pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy at LBSU! You can catch Kristen in class on Wednesdays and Fridays. Congratulations, Kristen! Thank you for being a part of the LifeFit family.
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, and Interns,
I hope the start of the Fall 2016 semester is treating you well. There is always an exciting energy on campus at the beginning of the semester. September is our Bone Health month at the LifeFit Center, and as such, I’d like to invite you to jump up and down…or, at least stomp your feet a little.
Why? Well, other than being fun, exercises that provide high impact are good for our muscles, joints, and bones.
We’ve got a great lineup planned for our Fall lectures and workshops, including Dr. Michelle Alencar’s Bone Health lecture on Wednesday, September 21st at 12 pm.
Recently, one of our members shared an article with me that had some great information about preventing muscle loss and increasing muscle strength from a nutritional perspective, two things that are important for bone health! A couple of key points from the article regarding nutrition were the Institute of Medicine's recommendation for consuming 600 IU of vitamin D daily until age 70 (and then 800 IU after that), and consuming 0.8 grams of protein daily for each kilogram of body weight until age 65 (and then 1 to 1.2 grams after).
Remember that there are 2.2 pounds in a kilogram, so if you are a 130-pound woman under age 65, you should eat around 47 grams of protein per day (59 grams per day if you are over 65). If you are a 160-pound man, you should eat 58 grams of protein per day if you are under age 65 (73 grams if you are over age 65).
Good food sources of vitamin D: salmon*, yogurt*, milk (fortified)*, sardines*, eggs*, maitake and portobello mushrooms, soy milk (fortified)*, and orange juice (fortified). *=also good sources of protein
Of course, exercise is a key component to preventing muscle loss and increasing muscle strength! We have two LifeFit staff members currently working on a Bone Building small group training program, so please stay tuned for more information! The program will most likely take place in the afternoons (between 2 pm – 5 pm) and will be open to groups of 45 people. Start putting your small group together now and let either me or Emily Sopo know of your interest.
Dr. Ayla Donlin
LifeFit Center @ The Beach Director