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|
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After a weekend trial, the LifeFit Center has decided to open its doors on Saturday!! We had such a great turn out of members over our weekend trial that we will continue the trend starting in the new year. As of January 2nd, 2014 the LifeFit Center will be open on Saturdays from 8:30am - 2pm.
The LifeFit Center @ The Beach opened on October 1, 2012 as California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) newest fitness facility. Fitness provides lifelong health and wellness opportunities in a variety of ways. The LifeFit Center aims to be the premier health and fitness facility in the Long Beach area for the age 50+ community. The LifeFit Center aims to provide fresh and complete health, fitness, social, and wellness programming to all of its members; as well as provide education, research, and career development opportunities for CSULB students, faculty, and staff.
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. For more information about OLLI, please click here.
Heidi has been chosen as our Team Member of the Month for the month of November! Heidi has recently extended her position from Personal Trainer to include Service Desk Lead as well. With her new position she has taken on several new responsibilities, while still fulfilling her personal training duties. She has exceeded our expectations in just a short time and alwasy goes above and beyond what we ask of her. Heidi is a great representation of what the LifeFit Center Staff is. The LifeFit Center is extremely excited to have Heidi on our staff for a long time. She really is a difference maker to our staff and our valuable members.
The LifeFit Center now has two types t-shirts for sale! The LFC has black dri-fit t-shirts for men and a v-neck for women on sale for $20. We also still have the black or white cotton LFC t-shirts for $10. You can purchase your LifeFit Center t-shirt at the service desk.
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 Center @ The Beach!!!
November is Mental Health/Stress Reduction Month. What do you do on a daily or weekly basis to reduce your stress levels and live a mentally healthy lifestyle?
When we think of mental health, we often think of the negative aspects of mental health like stress, anxiety, and depression. In the 1990’s, a movement termed positive psychology started to gain popularity. Positive psychology posits that mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness or the negative aspects of mental health, but the ability of humans to thrive and flourish. Martin Seligman, considered one of the founders of positive psychology, recently published a theory of well-being called the PERMA Well-Being Theory. PERMA is an acronym which represents five elements that contribute uniquely to well-being. P is for positive emotion; the regular experience of joy, passion, peace, love, and many other positive emotions. E is for engagement; experiencing a sense of losing time when participating in an activity. R is for positive relationships; the support network that an individual has surrounded themselves with. M is for meaning; feeling a sense of being connected to something that is bigger than the self. A is for accomplishment; striving to achieve goals and plans.
What activities do you do or what people do you surround yourself with to experience positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaning, and accomplishment? Are there areas in your life that you need to change or re-assess so that you can experience more PERMA in your life?
If you are currently experiencing a high volume of negative emotions or feel like you are in a “down” mood, one of the best ways to pick yourself back up is to generate gratitude. Gratitude is the #1 most easily self-generated emotion. In fact, activities focusing on gratitude have been demonstrated through research by Lyubomirsky and her colleagues to increase happiness and well-being. How perfect considering that November is Thanksgiving Month!
I have two gratitude activities to suggest for you:
Move More, Live Longer!
Director – LifeFit Center @ The Beach