Life Fitness Center
The Santa Barbara City College Physical Education Department is proud to offer students the opportunity to take Physical Education classes in the campus 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.
The Life Fitness Center has three major areas of focus.
- The cardiovascular area features:
- recumbent bikes
- elliptical cross trainers
- arm ergometer.
- The strength training area features:
- plate loaded and selectorized equipment for every muscle group
- power racks
- power lifting platforms
- resistance bands
- stability balls
- kettle bells
- 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 cardiovascular area features:
To use the LFC, you must be enrolled in a class that is taught in the LFC. You can choose a course from the Life Fitness Program of open lab classes that 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:
- Open Lab courses
- Traditionally Structured courses
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.
If you enroll in any "open lab" Life Fitness course (see above), you MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSION. Students should have the course syllabus and the LFC Educational Manual when completing the orientation. The course syllabus is available on the course webpage along with instructions for completing the orientation session. The LFC Educational Manual (and required lanyard) is available to purchase in the campus bookstore.
PE 143 - Integrated Training for Fitness (1.0 unit)
PE 144 - Beginning Weight Training for Women (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)
PE 143 and PE 144 courses follow a traditional class schedule where students attend class on a specific day and time. See the schedule of classes for times/dates.
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
- muscular strength and endurance
- information and assessment for nutrition
- 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.
LFC Director: Ellen O'Connor Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 3568email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Life Fitness Center will NOT be open during summer 2022
There is an ONLINE PE 179 Circuit Training course which you can enroll for Summer Session 1 or 2.
There is also PE 144A/B Weight Training (CRN- 82581/81582) which will be taught in-person at the Life Fitness Center during Summer Session 2.
Both PE 179OL and PE 144A/B are still open and enrolling students