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Life Fitness Center

The Santa Barbara City College Physical Education Department is proud to offer students the opportunity to take Physical Education classes on campus at the  Life Fitness Center (LFC). The LFC is a state-of-the-art physical fitness facility designed to improve the health, fitness, and well being of students all ages and abilities.

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  • To use the LFC, you must be enrolled in a class that is taught in the LFC. You can choose an open lab course from the Life Fitness Program which have a more flexible class schedule or choose one of the traditional instructional format classes to suit your needs.                                                                                                *Please see the schedule of classes or the college catalog for course descriptions.*

    The Physical Education Department has two different types of Physical Education Courses that are taught in the Life Fitness Center: 

    1. Open Lab: Use the LFC during open hours, flexible schedule, variety of courses, activities and instructors. 
      • 1.0 unit courses 
        • PE 149 - Life Fitness 
        • PE 166 - Strength Training 
        • PE 169 - Multi-Joint Training 
        • PE 177 - Weight Management
      • 0.5 unit courses
        • PE 179 Super-Circuit Training
        • PE 195 Functional Fitness
        • PE 196 Myofascial Release 
    2. Traditionally Structured courses: Meet at the same time of day two days per week with the same class instructor.
      • PE 143 - Integrated Training for Fitness (1.0 unit)
      • PE 144A - Beginning Weight (1.0 unit)PE 144B - Intermediate Weight Training (1.0 unit)and PE 144C - Advanced Weight Training (1.0 unit)

     

  • The Life Fitness Center has three major areas of focus. Click here for a 360 tour of the LFC

    • The cardiovascular area features:
      • recumbent bikes
      • treadmills
      • rower
      • elliptical cross trainers
      • arm ergometer.
    • The strength training area features:
      • plate loaded and selectorized equipment for every muscle group
      • power racks
      • barbells
      • dumbbells
      • Olympic platforms
      • resistance bands
      • stability balls
      • kettle bells
      • Olympic barbells, Power lifting barbells, training barbells
    • The  "Aerobic Super Circuit" features:
      • A combination of  selectorized weight training equipment, TRX and stationary bikes that students use in an alternating fashion to generate a full body workout!
  • The Life Fitness Center Open Lab Hours for FALL 2022

    Monday/Wednesday:

    11A-3P ; 4P-6P

    Tuesday/Thursday:

    8A-9:30A ; 11A-3P

    Friday:

    11A-3P

  • The Life Fitness Program offers a series of "open lab" (can enroll up to the 10th week of the semester) courses that allow each enrolled student to use the LFC during the open lab hours to complete the course curriculum. The Life Fitness Program "family" of courses includes:

    Courses in LFC

  • PE 277 A - Beginning Fitness for ESL students (1.0 unit):  The first course in a series of classes designed to introduce ESL students to the fundamentals of physical fitness training, nutrition, and health education. A one-hour weekly meeting is required. Exercise sessions are performed in an open lab format in the Life Fitness Center. Proper use of equipment and basic fitness concepts are emphasized.

    PE 277 B - Intermediate Fitness for ESL students (1.0 unit): Second course in a series of classes designed to introduce ESL students to the fundamentals of physical fitness training, nutrition, and health education. A one-hour weekly meeting is required. Exercise sessions are performed in an open-lab format in the Life Fitness Center. Low back care, muscular strength, and endurance are emphasized.

  • The LFC is also home to the Human Performance Lab where you can find out how fit you are!

    The lab features:

    • measurements of cardiovascular health (Heart and blood pressure),
    • oxygen consumption
    • body composition
    • flexibility
    • muscular strength and endurance
    • information and assessment for nutrition
    • posture
    • back care.
  • The Life Fitness Center, the Human Performance Lab, and the Athletic Training Room provide excellent teaching facilities for students interested in careers in athletic and/or personal fitness training (AA Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic/Personal Fitness Training). Check out the link to the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certification.

    Internships available please contact an LFC team member for more information.

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    CLICK HERE for Athletic and Personal Training Brochure 

 LFC TEAM:

Ellen O'Connor

Phone: (805) 730-4070   email: etoconnor@pipeline.sbcc.edu

Diego Ramirez

Phone: (805) 730-2931   email: daramirez2@pipeline.sbcc.edu