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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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WELCOME TO THE LIFEFIT CENTER @ THE BEACH

COME JOIN THE LIFEFIT CENTER WALK BENEFITING CUREARTHRITIS.ORG ON MONDAY OCTOBER 27TH!

WALK BENEFITING CUREARTHRITIS

 

About the LifeFit Center @ The Beach

The LifeFit Center @ The Beach opened on October 1, 2012 as Long Beach State University's (LBSU) 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 49+ 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 LBSU students, faculty, and staff.

Come in and try the LifeFit Center for FREE

 
Partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW - LIFEFIT TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Angelica Magallanes –

I just came back a few weeks ago from my Europe trip. It was AMAZING. I’m currently working as a babysitter while I get a job as a preschool teacher. :)  Say Hi to everyone for me please!

James Salassi –

In November I will be in Pensacola, FL at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where I will be starting 8 months of flight training and education. After that is finished I will continue my education at one of the 8 aviation survival training centers in the US, which is TBD at this point. Once finished with this I will be an aerospace and operational physiologist for the US Navy.

Tony Nunez – “I’m a first year doctoral student at the University of New Mexico focusing on exercise science / physiology.  I have a position with the University of New Mexico as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, instructing physical activity courses, such as Weight Training & Conditioning, Jogging for Fitness, and Volleyball.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

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NEWS AND EVENTS

    Did you know, water provides resistance that can achieve some of the same effects as weight training.

We will have part two of LifeFit Center Trainer Anna Garalde’s presentation on “Functional Fitness” on...read more

The new LifeFit Center parking lot is now open and we have 60 parking spots for LifeFit members! New specific LifeFit Center parking hang tags will be available soon.

Mark your calendars folks; the LifeFit Center will be having its Walk-A-Thon again on Monday October 27th. This year, the Walk will cost $5 and proceeds will go to the Arthritis National Research Foundation and LifeFit Center operations. The walk will be some fun in the sun, as you will have the choice to walk 1 or 2 miles on the Long Beach Bike Path. More information will come soon. Help spread the word to make this an amazing event and fundraiser!

Don’t forget that we now have 2 Walking Group that meet every Monday at 1pm and Thursday at 12pm. They are FREE to non-LifeFit Members – invite your friends.

 

FACEBOOK COMPETITION

We are having a friendly Facebook competition that will last throughout 2014. Check out the image below for details!

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LIFEFIT CENTER MONTHLY THEMES

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 - Falls/ Injury Prevention

May - Exercise Is Medicine

June - Social Wellness

July - Body Composition & Resistance Training

August - Benefits of Outdoor Activity

September - Water

October - Cancer Awareness

November - Mental Health & Stress Reduction

December - Healthy Holidays

 

LFC T-SHIRTS NOW ON SALE

The LifeFit Center now has two types of 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.

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LIFEFIT CENTER IS NOW AN EXERCISE IS MEDICINE FACILITY

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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!!!

I would like to use my Director’s Message for October to recognize and celebrate our

LifeFit Center @ The Beach Two Year Anniversary!!!

We have already created wonderful memories during our first two years in operation. We have also grown significantly and continue to conduct high quality programs and services.

Here are a few highlights that have occurred over the course of our first two years:

  • Membership Growth: We have expanded our membership from about 30 members in our Pilot Program in September/October 2012, to over 300 active members!!!
  • Expanded Hours of Operation: When we first opened, our hours of operation were from 9 am – 2 pm Monday – Friday. We are now open from 8:30 am – 7 pm Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 2 pm on Friday, and 8:30 am – 12 pm on Saturdays.
  • Parking: We are delighted to provide parking in close proximity to the LifeFit Center! Lot 10A is primarily dedicated to LifeFit Center members.
  • Successful Programming: Many members have experienced improved health and fitness factors through our group fitness and personal training programming. The Strength for Living Program, our 16-Week small group training program, has grown and improved. We are now collaborating with professors in the kinesiology department to perform research with the Strength for Living Program.
  • Increased Student Internships: During our first semester, we had three kinesiology fitness option student interns. We now have over 12 interns from the kinesiology department, the gerontology department, the recreation and leisure studies department, and the nutrition and dietetics department.
  • PT@The Beach: Our collaboration with PT@The Beach provides a wellness model where individuals can go from rehab to wellness in the very same facility. The model created serves as an exemplar of how to bridge the gap between the health care and fitness industries. LifeFit members receive discounts as cash patients, or can work with their insurance to receive physical therapy services.

If you have a story about the LifeFit Center that you would like to share, we would love to hear it. Please e-mail us at: lfcbeach@csulb.edu. Please let us know if you approve of us sharing your story.

We will host an OPEN HOUSE for the LifeFit Center @ The Beach and PT@The Beach on Wednesday, November 5th from 10 am – 11 am. Please come and celebrate with us, and bring your friends and family!

Move More, Live Longer!