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|
The holidays are upon us, meaning there will be many opportunities to eat delicious (though sometimes unhealthy) food. Join us on Wednesday, December 9 @ 11 am as Registered Dietitian Shelby Yaceczko teaches us how to make our favorite holiday recipes with a healthy twist!
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 November is DJ LaVertu! DJ is our LifeFit Graduate Student Assistant and is an Assistant Site Supervisor for our Beach Community Wellness Program (BCWP). You will find DJ at the Service Desk on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and out at Houghton Park (for BCWP) on Wednesday mornings. DJ is studying in the Master of Science in Exercise Science program at Long Beach State. DJ has played an integral role in our Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIMOC) initiative and will serve as President of the EIMOC Student Organization. He has recently taken up cycling (and loves his brand new bike). We are grateful for all of the great work that DJ does and the fresh perspective he brings to LifeFit.
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.
Hello LifeFit Center Members,
I would like to first start this Director’s Message with expressing my gratitude! We have surpassed the 400 member mark at LifeFit!
Thank you for your efforts in recruiting your friends, family, and colleagues to become LifeFit members - - please keep the referrals coming!
Because November is Mental Health & Stress Reduction Month at LifeFit, I would like to share an excerpt from a great book, The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor:
“While there are always different ways to see something, not all ways of seeing are created equal…imagine a way of seeing that constantly picked up on the positives in every situation. Instead of creating a cognitive pattern that looks for negatives and blocks success, it trains our brains to scan the world for the opportunities and ideas that allow our success rate to grow. When our brains constantly scan for and focus on the positive, we profit from three of the most important tools available to us: happiness, gratitude, and optimism.”
This month, I encourage you to look for the positive in everyday situations. How can you think about situations or circumstances differently - - how can you find the positive?
Our goal is to provide you with a positive experience each time you come to the LifeFit Center. Please let us know how we are doing.
Dr. Ayla Donlin
LifeFit Center @ The Beach Director