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|
On Monday October 27th, the LifeFit Center will have its annual Walk-A-Thon. This time the walk will be on the Long Beach Bike Path! Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
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.
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.
Leiana is one of our awesome group fitness instructors,you can find her teaching Krank Circuit, Building Strength, and Krank Fusion. She recently became certified in Yoga; be on the lookout for a class from her!
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.
We are having a friendly Facebook competition that will last throughout 2014. Check out the image below for details!
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
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.
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 Members!
We have chosen Water as our theme for September. Water is an essential component to our health as it is the most plentiful element in the human body. Water plays a role in many important bodily functions, so we need to be purposeful about staying well hydrated. Peterson (2004) explains that the average person obtains water from three sources: 60% consumed via beverages, 30% consumed through food, and 10% as the by-product of metabolism.
As we age, we experience a decline in our total body water, and it becomes increasingly important to be proactive in staying hydrated, especially prior to and during exercise. Clark (1998) suggests that cold water is the best beverage to drink prior to exercising. It is important for individuals to drink an adequate amount of water 24-hours prior to exercising and about 20 ounces of fluid two hours prior to exercise (Peterson, 2004). During exercise, it is a good idea to take in 6-8 ounces of fluid every 15 minutes. A fluid loss of just 2% from perspiration can start to impair performance.
It is also important to replace fluids lost during exercise. We lose about 16 ounces of fluid for every pound lost during an exercise bout. A great way to see how much fluid you need to replace post exercise is to weigh yourself pre and post exercise and drink 8-12 ounces of fluid for every pound that you lost during your exercise regimen.
Water is also a wonderful element to PLAY and exercise in!!! We host Aqua Fitness classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 pm – 1 pm at the University Pool. These classes are included in your membership, so please take advantage of them!
Clark, K. (1998). Water, sports drinks, juice, or soda? ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 2(5), 41-42.
Peterson, J. (2004). 10 Nice-to-know facts about the body’s need for water and hydration. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 8(4), 44.
Move More, Live Longer!