Third year Human Development major Luke McCandless frequents the SRWC rock wall—and has ended up with many good friends because of it! “The rock wall staff are very friendly, and it’s a very safe, open space for new people to come,” said McCandless.
Having witnessed enormous changes on campus over the years, CSULB alumni Tom Walton relishes one in particular: the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. Tom graduated from CSULB in 1969, “back when dinosaurs existed,” he joked. He worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for 40 years before retiring 13 years ago.
Joyce Ricci graduated as a Physical Education major from CSULB in 1968 – and now works out at the SRWC a whopping six days a week!
“I love it,” says Ricci. “I think it's the best fitness center in town. When my husband and I had the opportunity to tour the rec, we thought it was right for us.”
Wendy Lewis is a mother, student and the sitting Treasurer of Associated Students, Inc. (ASI). But despite juggling a busy schedule, Lewis makes it a priority to pursue health and wellness by attending the SRWC during early morning hours.
When Gabby Rivera, a fashion merchandising and design major, walked into the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) for the first time she immediately sought out a personal trainer. “I had no previous fitness background, I didn’t play sports, but I didn’t want to just use the elliptical machine.