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LFC Management

LifeFit Center @ The Beach
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-2015
Email: LFCBeach@csulb.edu

 

HOURS OF OPERATION
Day Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 7pm
Fri 8:30am - 2pm
Sat 8:30am - 12pm
Sun CLOSED

 

 

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FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE ON CAMPUS

EIMCWe 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.

 

HOW THE LIFEFIT CENTER CAN BENEFIT YOUR PRACTICE

Your patients will have better care because of the LifeFit Center's expertise:

  • Our fitness professionals hold at minimum a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology as well as nationally recognized fitness certifications.

 

  • We also have Amercian College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Level 1 Exercise is Medicine® crededntialed fitness professionals on staff.

 

  • We are happy to place referral information for your practice inside the LifeFit Center @ The Beach for our members.

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE LIFEFIT CENTER

Refer your patients to the LifeFit Center @ The Beach for their fitness goals and needs.

Provide presentations to LifeFit Center membership and LBSU Community.

You have provided great care for your patient. Now you can continue to take your patients to the next level. Together we can develop a continuing care program at the LifeFit Center for your patients.

HOW WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Provide a groundbreaking collaborative model of health care for other allied health professionals to follow and the best services to the older adult population of our community

Provide health and wellness education opportunities for the older adult population of our community.

 

OUR STRENGTH FOR LIVING PROGRAM

Strength for Living is a 16-Week program led by a fitness professional with a degree in Kinesiology. The program accommodates a small group of six to eight participants who attend workouts three days per week. Each workout consists of 30 minutes of resistance training, 30 minutes of cardiorespiratory training, and 15 minutes of flexibility and balance training.

The first two cohorts to complete the Strength for Living program have experienced improvements in muscular strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, and balance. Further, the participants reported reductions in weight, reductions in medication use, improvements in health, and elevated confidence in their abilities as exercisers.

On average, participants in Strength for Living improved their upper body strength by 77% and improved their lower body strength by 57%.  Participants improved their bench press by an average of 34 pounds over the course of the program, and improved their leg press by an average of 64 pounds.

One participant reported a 20 pound weight loss and a reduction in her blood pressure to healthy levels. Another participant, who has had diabetes her entire life, experienced the best control over her blood sugar levels to date. All participants reported activities of daily living, such as getting in and out of a car, easier to complete.