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New 50-Plus Fitness Center Celebrates Grand Opening

LifeFit Center

Some of the exercise machines at the new LifeFit Center @ The Beach.

The grand opening of CSULB’s newest fitness facility, the LifeFit Center @ The Beach, took place on Friday, Oct. 12.

Dedicated to enhancing the physical health of adults 50 years old and above, the full-service gym is located in the northeast corner of the Kinesiology Building in rooms 106, 107, 110A and 110B. Exercise classes include Stretch & Balance, Fit & Fun, Krank Circuit and Building Strength. All group fitness classes accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced participants, and instructors are trained on how to modify and progress exercises to meet individual needs.

The LifeFit Center membership is open to Long Beach community members, CSULB faculty and staff, and requires concurrent membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Member registration takes place at the LifeFit Center service desk in the Kinesiology Building, room 106.

Ribbon cutting at Life Fitness Center dedication.

Kenneth Millar, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, cuts the ribbon at the LifeFit Center dedication while CSULB President F. King Alexander looks on.

“There are not many facilities and programs like this in the United States!” said Ayla Donlin, director of the LifeFit Center @ The Beach, who is also a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and received her M.S. degree in kinesiology from CSULB in 2008. At present, she is in the second year of study for her Ed.D. degree from CSULB’s Educational Leadership Department. “We really have the unique opportunity as a campus to welcome the Long Beach 50+ community onto our campus and into our programming, and to foster intergenerational relationships that encourage lifelong pursuits of health, wellness and learning. The possibilities for growth and collaboration are bountiful, and we at the LifeFit Center are excited to get things rolling!”

For more information on membership dues and registration, please call 562-985-2015 or e-mail LFCBeach@csulb.edu.