Special Feature

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.

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.

Workplace Diversity

Underrepresentation within America’s corporate landscape is a situation all too familiar for women and people of color.

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.

Text Neck

Are you suffering from upper back and neck pain? With the current climate of remote learning, it is no surprise that you are feeling such sensations in your body!

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.

Photo of Crystal Cove shoreline

Crystal Cove is a beautiful conserved land in Newport Beach right off Pacific Coast Highway.

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.

Photo: someone's hand holding a golf ball on a grassy field

Golf has seen an unexpected spike in popularity since the beginning of the pandemic. As one of the first activities deemed safe enough to open during the early stay-at-home orders, the golfing industry has seen a boost that many hope is here to stay.

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.

Photo of a mannequin used for CPR training

The sudden obstruction of air to the body can cause a lot of discomfort and can be very scary. Although there are always sudden illnesses that can throw us off, most breathing emergencies can be prepared for. Every household needs an emergency action plan.

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.

introducing new SRWC GO app

If you haven’t already heard the good news, the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) now has an app! Current members of the SRWC will be able to log into their personal profiles and access all things rec-related, right on their phones. Everything found on the SRWC website can be viewed directly in the app - you can even register and pay for classes and programs! The app allows you to set notifications and reminders for upcoming programs, so you’ll never miss out on your favorite classes and events.

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