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Dress for Success

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) has a few rules for members to have an enjoyable experience within the facility and remain safe. The dress code is part of the facility rules that needs to be enforced at all times.

Adapting Fitness Routines in a Crisis

A difficult time for many of us occurred in March 2020 when the novel coronavirus first hit America and lockdown began. Then, adjusting to online schooling became a tedious and tiring task. In addition, if you are anything like me, the toughest transition throughout this time has been the inability to workout at a commercial gym.

Self-Care Tips

With the current climate of the pandemic, keeping track of a self-care routine can be extremely difficult. Maintaining proper self-care is essential for your overall well-being. Self-care can be categorized into different types, but there are two main ones, physical and mental.

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Looking for a way to get in shape and make some new friends this summer? Look no further than the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) Run Club. Active members of the SRWC can join the club for a chance to win fitness-related prizes including a Garmin watch!

The Importance of Tracking Your Fitness Progress

Imagine this, you’ve set a goal to start reading more and you’re now indulging in a novel from your favorite author. You come to a stopping point and reach for your bookmark to place it inside. That bookmark is now a checkpoint that designates the remaining distance to reaching your goal. Of course, you can close the book and remember the page number, but let’s be realistic, it’s not as efficient.

Compete in the SRWC Hiking Challenge

Join us in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) hiking challenge! Hike with Long Beach State friends or make some new ones, set goals for yourself and compete with fellow students. It is simple, just log your hours on the Strava app! Enter the challenge for a chance to win special fitness-related prizes including a Garmin watch.

SoCal Spotlight Rancho Los Alamitos

Rancho Los Alamitos, also known as the “Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods,” is located right here in the city of Long Beach. It boasts rich, American history and has subsequently been deemed worthy of preservation by the National Register of Historic Places. The destination offers an enjoyable variety of activities which include events such as their Floral Workshop, or signing up to tour their beautiful gardens and walk through the historic ranch house, or my favorite part - visiting with the farm animals.

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Adding sustainable alternatives to your everyday lifestyle has benefits! Not only can you control the amount of waste you produce, but sustainable alternatives to single-use items such as straws and utensils last longer, save you money in the long-run and provide you with more effective use.

Love Your Body Week

Love Your Body Week (LYBW) is right around the corner! We will be having a full week of virtual activities dedicated to body positivity and self-affirmation from April 12 through April 15. During this week, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) will be hosting Chrissy King, a fitness and strength coach with a passion for creating a diverse and inclusive health environment. King’s event, "Finding Freedom Beyond Fitness" will empower you to love your body, join us for this special feature on April 13.

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Summer is the best time to indulge in new activities, develop hobbies and relax! Take a break to discover healthier habits and focus on taking care of yourself. Below are just a few ways to make the most out of your summer vacation, enjoy!

Regressing to Progress

Have you had trouble with online stretching videos? Videos are not always individualized, and some movements may be harder to perform than others. However, don’t let this deter you from achieving your goals and experiencing the many benefits of increased flexibility. Instead, try to start with exercise regressions to perform the movements at your own pace.

Chrissy King Event Recap

During "Love Your Body Week," the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) and Beach Pride Events hosted fitness and strength coach, Chrissy King, who gave an empowering presentation exploring the concept of “body liberation.” She spoke about her experience with her fitness journey and how her mindset and goals have shifted throughout the years.

Home Safety

Creating an environment where your family can be safe is the highest priority. Achieving maximum safety at home should be the goal and can be addressed quite easily if you prepare. Here are some common safety tips to help keep you and your family safe.

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