IM Leagues Wrap Up

Intramural Leagues at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) are coming to an end. Intramurals bring so much excitement and positive energy throughout the facility, as competition is met with camaraderie. Meeting other people who share the same passion for sports creates a great community here at Long Beach State University (LBSU). Many of our participants have made lifelong friendships along the way.

Summer Adventure Awaits

Summertime is right around the corner and the great outdoors are calling! Summer is the perfect time to explore all that nature has to offer. California is home to nine national parks and over two hundred state parks! Ranging from vast valleys, beautiful mountain ranges, sunny deserts, airy woodlands and state beaches, our parks have eye-catching qualities for the public to enjoy and utilize. All these spaces can host many activities such as camping, swimming, and biking that will get your blood pumping this summer.

The Benefits of Rock Climbing

At first look, a rock wall can seem intimidating! Its looming height can cause some hesitation among future climbers. However, the physical and mental benefits of rock climbing far outweigh any initial apprehension. In the 2020 Summer Olympics, competitive sport climbing made its debut. This event included speed climbing, bouldering and lead climbing, which captivated a new and now growing audience around the world. With the increasing curiosity about rock climbing, let's dive into the benefits people can expect to see when they get started.


Exercise is crucial for our mental and physical health, especially as college students with busy schedules. And it is one of the best ways to relieve stress from long, strenuous hours of going to class and studying. Physical activity helps our bodies release endorphins, which can alleviate stress and boost your overall mood.

Mario Kart

Calling all Mario Kart fans! The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) will be hosting the Mario Kart Wheelchair Race March 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.! Brought to you by Inclusive Recreation, this event is bringing Mario Kart racing to life, but with an inclusive twist!


What is TRX suspension training? Originally developed for Navy SEALs, it focuses on resistance training and building muscle. This type of exercise program can be found in most gyms, yet not many people are familiar with it. The reason TRX training is not well known is because people are unfamiliar with its varying benefits.

Fun with the SRWC Run Club!

Are you someone who prefers a partnered-workout rather than a solo sesh? If so, then joining the Run Club would be perfect for you! The Run Club is a great way to become a larger part of the Long Beach State University (LBSU) community while getting your exercise in! The Run Club consists of a group of people who gather at the Entry Plaza of the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!

Swimming is Meditation for the Body and Mind

April is Autism Awareness Month. Whether you know someone who is neurodivergent or not, it is important to recognize that the brain works differently for this population of people. With finals week approaching, many people recommend mediation or relaxing exercises to refocus. As someone who identifies as neurodivergent, this type of relaxation makes it ten times harder to concentrate and wind down. Fortunately, swimming is an activity people can do to receive the same meditative-like effect for an upcoming stressful time.

What Now? Substitute Exercises when the SRWC Is Busy

Are you an experienced climber looking for a new challenge? Or maybe you are just an outgoing person looking to try something new. Dark Climb, hosted by the Student Recreation & Wellness Center’s (SRWC) Rock and Outdoor Adventure (ROA) and the Inclusive Recreation departments, definitely checks both of those boxes.

Love Your Body Week

Love Your Body Week is here at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)! We have partnered with Body Positive at the Beach and Beach Pride Events for this exciting event. This week emphasizes the importance of embracing your body and spreading positive energy throughout the Beach community. There are various SRWC activities dedicated to impacting the mind and body. Both educational and interactive, check out what Love Your Body Week has in store for you!

Run Fast and Jump Far: Introducing the SRWC Combine

Will you be a top competitor? The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) Combine will make its first appearance on Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. in SRWC’s Main Gym A. Inspired by the National Football League’s (NFL) Scouting Combine, the SRWC Combine takes this concept and runs with it––pun intended!

The Benefits of Rock Climbing

What are the true benefits of resistance and aerobic training? If you turned to the media, their most common answer would be putting on muscle and getting stronger. However, they are missing the most important benefits. Resistance and aerobic training have been proven to improve cognitive function and treat, or even prevent, cancer and diabetes.

Inclusive Fitness Events

Get a glimpse into the world of inclusive recreation! The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) hosts various inclusive events for all members to try throughout the semester.

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