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Life Fitness Center

The Life Fitness Center (LFC) features exercise equipment for cardiovascular health, strength training, and an aerobic circuit. You must be enrolled in one of the self-paced Open Entry/Open Exit courses to use the facility. Classes are self-paced; meaning you can set your own goals and work through the course curriculum at your own pace!

Life Fitness Center Aerobic Super Circuit Life Fitness Center Aerobic Super Circuit

Life Fitness Center Bench Area Life Fitness Center Bench Area

Life Fitness Center Cardio Bikes Treadmills Ellipticals Life Fitness Center Cardio: Bikes Treadmills Ellipticals

Life Fitness Center Free Weights Area Life Fitness Center Free Weights Area

Life Fitness Center Multigym Life Fitness Center Multigym

Life Fitness Center Olympic Platforms Life Fitness Center Olympic Platforms

Life Fitness Center Selectorize Equipment Life Fitness Center Selectorize Equipment

Life Fitness Center Stretch Area Life Fitness Center Stretch Area

What Classes are Held at the LFC?

  • FITNS 371 Life Fitness Center Training
  • FITNS 372 Life Fitness Center Strength Training
  • FITNS 373 Life Fitness Center Functional Fitness Training
  • FITNS 374 Life Fitness Center Cross Training

The goal of the Life Fitness Center is to teach students basic fitness concepts and skills related to the improvement of health and wellness through entry level courses. After the successful completion of the basic entry level course Fitness 371, students are encouraged to take other courses - Fitness 372, 373, 374 - in the Life Fitness Program to develop additional fitness skills to meet the individual student needs. With each class, students learn more skills and strategies, building their personal "fitness toolbox".

Check the class schedule for available courses.

Read descriptions of all FITNS courses.

Open Entry/Open-Exit Classes

The Life Fitness Center offers a series of 4 classes which use an "open entry/open-exit format." This involves offering courses that are self-paced and allows each enrolled student the flexibility to use the LFC during the open lab hours to complete the course curriculum. The LFC is open 6 days a week, Monday thru Saturday, for a total of 56 hours available for the student to achieve their fitness goals.

Mandatory Orientation

Students who have not taken Fitness 371 before must complete a mandatory program orientation before working out in the Life Fitness Center. To participate in the 1.5 hour Life Fitness Center Orientation program all students must have the Life Fitness Center Manual. The manual can be purchased at the College Store.

Fall 2020 Orientation Dates
Date Day Time Location
August 22 Saturday 9:00am-10:30am NOG 124
August 25 Tuesday 12:00pm-1:30pm NOG 124
August 26 Wednesday 12:00pm-1:30pm NOG 124
August 27 Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm NOG 124
August 28 Friday 9:00am-10:30am NOG 124
August 29 Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm NOG 124
September 3 Thursday 1:00pm-2:30pm NOG 124
September 4 Friday 9:00am-10:30am NOG 124

Time Commitment

Students should be prepared to meet the time commitment for either .5 or 1 unit to maintain course enrollment. Students in a 1-unit class should plan on spending 2 to 4 hours per week engaged in course activity and will need to complete 36 hours throughout the semester. Students in a 0.5 unit class should expect to spend 1 to 2 hours per week engaged in course activity and will need to complete 18 hours.

Equipment

The LFC has three major areas of focus:

  • Cardiovascular:
    • recumbent bikes
    • treadmills
    • elliptical trainers
    • stationary bikes
  • Strength Training:
    • power racks
    • dumbbells
    • free weights
    • power- and Olympic-lifting equipment
    • plate-loaded and selectorized equipment for every muscle group
  • Aerobic Super Circuit:
    • combines selectorized weight training equipment and stationary bikes, to be used in an alternating fashion that results in a full-body workout

Employees and Community Members

Employees and community members are strongly encouraged to use the Life Fitness Center, but must be enrolled in a LFC class in order to use the facility.

Fall 2020 Hours

  • Monday to Thursday:
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Friday:
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday:
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location

North Gym, NOG 124
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822