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.
Check out our "Living and Moving with Arthritis " Workshop on Wednesday, May 18 at 12 pm!
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.
Scott joined us as an intern in 2015 during the final semester of his undergraduate degree. Since then, Scott has been a wonderful addition to our personal training and Strength for Living team. We appreciate Scott's creative & thoughtful approach to training. Keep up the good work, Scott!
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 Community,
May is Arthritis Awareness Month at the LifeFit Center @ The Beach. We have Kinesiology Department Chair, Dr. Jan Schroeder, coming in to speak to us about arthritis and exercise on May 18th – don’t miss it!
Many of us are either dealing with arthritis ourselves or know someone who is. At the LifeFit Center, we are here to provide resources and guidance to help you enjoy your exercise experience as much as possible.
In a 2012 article published by the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Lynn Millar makes several recommendations for exercising with arthritis. Here is a brief summary of those recommendations and how they relate to the LifeFit Center:
Perform aerobic (cardio), resistance training, and flexibility exercise for 30 to 60 minutes 5 days per week to decrease your symptoms. At LifeFit, you can take group fitness classes covering these fitness components 5 days per week. You can also workout on your own on the fitness floor 6 days per week.
Perform a longer warm up and cool down. Take 10-15
minutes to warm up and cool down rather than 5-10
minutes. Come early before a group class and use a piece of cardio equipment to warm up and then use it again to cool down after class.
Be sure to use proper form and alignment when weight training. Work with one of our amazing LifeFit personal trainers if you have concerns about your form or technique.
When performing flexibility work, use gentle stretches and range of motion activities. Take our new Yoga class, our Flexibility, Mindfulness, and Gratitude class, or our INTRINITY® class to perform these types of flexibility exercises.
Participate in Aquatic exercise and Tai Chi. LifeFit offers Aqua Fitness on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12 pm, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers Tai Chi almost every session.
Dr. Ayla Donlin
LifeFit Center @ The Beach Director