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 LifeFit Center is in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on campus at CSULB. 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. There is no academic prerequisite for admission, or to understand and participate in the classes, just a desire to learn. For more information about OLLI, please click here.
The LifeFit Center is happy to be collaborating with CureArthritis.org. The CureArthritis.org team will be working together with the LifeFit Center to promote wellness and research to understand the causes, preventions and development of new treatments for arthritis.
For more than 40 years, the Arthritis National Research Foundation has funded arthritis research to understand the causes, preventions and development of new treatments for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, juvenile arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
The Arthritis National Research Foundation provides arthritis research grants and medical grants to brilliant, young MD and PhD scientists at major universities and research institutes across America. One- and two-year arthritis research grants allow these young scientists to develop their important research to a stage where it can be continued and further supported by national agencies.
Funding strictly arthritis research and young scientists, ANRF’s programs have been very successful. Initially, one to two grants per year were awarded in California only. Since those early days, the foundation has grown to become a national organization and currently funds 12-16 fellowships in the research of arthritis each year across the country. We have funded approximately 200 scientists to date and nearly 95% of ANRF grantees have stayed in this specific arthritis research. Many ANRF-funded scientists have made important contributions to and become leaders in arthritis research. See the Arthritis Research We’re Funding
Each year, ANRF’s Scientific Advisory Board employs National Institutes of Health (NIH) procedures to review the grant applications received from grant applicants across the United States. Medical grants and research grants are awarded to only the most qualified scientists with original and promising research projects. We are proud that 91cents of each dollar contributed to the foundation goes toward research for arthritis.
Your tax-deductible donations provide the grants that help these innovators change the world’s research and direction as it pertains to the treatment, cure and eventual end to these debilitating diseases. Call us today, toll-free, at (800) 588-2873, or learn more about the many ways you can donate to help us fund the arthritis research behind cutting-edge treatments and an eventual arthritis cure.
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.
Long Beach Memorial believes that prevention, early intervention and health education are very important areas of healthcare and have the potential to make a great difference in the overall health of our community. With this in mind we are pleased to partner with The LifeFit Center @The Beach. Long Beach Memorial is the region's first choice for comprehensive care in virtually every medical and surgical specialty and has been recognized as one of the nation's premiere medical centers. Centers of excellence include the Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute, The Todd Cancer Institute, Memorial Rehabilitation and the Emergency Department and Trauma Center. MemorialCare.org/longbeach
The LifeFit Center is affiliated with the Graduate Program in Sport Management at CSULB. The Graduate Program in Sport Management (GPSM) is an accelerated program which allows the participant to earn a Master's Degree in 18 months. It is designed to prepare individuals for careers in sport/athletic administration and management.
Individuals will be prepared to work in the sport industry in a variety of settings, including professional, fitness, college and scholastic organizations, private businesses, community services, as well as in academic institutions.
The LifeFit Center works with GPSM to provide a work evironment for its students to learn and grow in a professional setting in the sport / fitness industry. For more information on the Graduate Program in Sport Management, click here.
The CSULB Fitness department plays a major role at the LifeFit Center in many ways. One of those ways is to help fulfill part of the LifeFit Centers mission: providing education, research, and career development opportunities for CSULB students, faculty, and staff. The LifeFit Center generally has about 6 interns from the CSULB Fitness department as well as many former students who have already obtained their fitness degree from CSULB Fitness option. The fitness major also helps fulfill the other part of the LifeFit mission: provide comprehensive and innovative health, fitness, social, and wellness programming. These students and former students help the LifeFit Center come up with innovatice and comprehensive programming for our members. They get the chance to learn on the job experience in a real life situation while LifeFit members get the benefits.
The fitness option is designed for students interested in careers in the fitness industry, e.g. fitness director, manager, program specialist, coordinator, personal trainer, or group instructor in corporate, commercial, YMCA, or other public or private facilities. For more information on the CSULB Fitness option, click here.