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Long Beach City College Fitness

September 24, 2013 – Long Beach City College (LBCC) students are already using the brand-new, 7,000-square-foot Kinesiology & Fitness Center on the Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. The new facility took two years to build and was funded through Measure E, a $440 million bond issue passed by voters in 2008 to fund new construction, renovations and repairs at LBCC. Building CC, a 1935 Art Deco building that formerly housed a high school cafeteria, was renovated at a cost of $6.15 million to create the Kinesiology & Fitness Center. “We worked hard to maintain the historic look and character of the building while modernizing and repurposing it to create a multi-functional space inside,” LBCC Associate Vice President Meena Singhal said in a statement. The facility features exercise equipment, space for fitness activities, classrooms, showers and lockers. More than 700 kinesiology students attending LBCC benefit from $100,000 in state-of-the-art equipment at the center, including circuit machines, free weights and a lateral carver machine. Karen Kane, chair of the kinesiology and physical education department, described it as “wave of the future” equipment. “We continue to modernize and improve upon our programs and facilities to enhance our students’ academic experience,” LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Oakley said in a statement. “Our investment in renovating Building CC at the Pacific Coast Campus is just one example of our commitment.” Pictured are several students using the center’s new cardio equipment to burn calories. Also pictured is Lucienne Marrujo, an LBCC fitness instructor, demonstrates a full-body workout machine called the lateral carver. According to LBCC, there are only seven of these machines in the United States. (Photographs by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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Long Beach City College Fitness