Austin Esquerra, junior mechanical engineering major, lifts Mikayla McAtee, senior interculural studies major, over his head at the swing dancing club.

Students enjoy swing dance and community

Since the beginning of time, humans have been dancing. From David worshiping the Lord to the Victorian era, ballroom dancing has been a large part of culture, history, life and expression. This historic theme continues within our current context with an unofficial swing dancing club on campus. The swing dancing club meets at 9:30 p.m. […]

Photo by David Philip de Jesus

Staying active while in college is important for overall wellness

Roughly 87% of graduate students and 81% of undergraduate students considered their health to be good, great or excellent in 2019, according to the National College Health Assessment Report recorded by the American College Health Association (ACHA). Despite the students’ strong belief that they were healthy, only 64.3% of college students exercised the recommended 150 […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Rynika Chambers, senior graphic design major, and Lindsey Britt, senior healthcare administration major, warm up to prepare for their weekly Zumba class.

Students promote wellness through exercise

With gyms shut down across the country and at California Baptist University, students have had trouble staying active, but students such as Rynika Chambers, CBU Recreation Center Zumba instructor and senior graphic design major, strive to help students stay healthy and find community. Chambers began instructing Zumba, Pilates, and Deep Stretch at the CBU Recreation […]

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Positive thinking influences good fitness habits

College can be challenging but maintaining a healthy mindset in one’s life can help with adjusting to campus life. While studying in college is stressful, making time for one’s own physical health is key to maintaining balance. Students with a positive mindset should be able to form new healthy lifestyle habits, perhaps starting with physical […]

Fitness helps rid faculty of stress

Between classes, conducting office hours and maintaining personal lives, professors at California Baptist University find the time to exercise and maintain  mental and physical health. Amy Miller, assistant professor of kinesiology, said she exercises five days a week. Her exercise regimen consists of running, hiking, cycling and swimming, as well as resistance training and playing […]