Sage Zbinden | Banner | Dennis Shostak, sophomore exercise science major, starts the Zumba class off with some side to side lounges.

Zumba provides dance and fitness

Zumba is a high-energy dance class that teaches people how to dance to different rhythms. Currently, 14 million people take Zumba classes weekly. There are different styles in which one would perform the dance, such as hip-hop or Bollywood. California Baptist University’s Recreation Center offers many exercise classes – one of which is Zumba. It […]

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Numbers on scale do not represent overall health

“I need to lose weight” is a phrase commonly said by people after they step on a scale and see the numbers that appear in front of them. With the holidays fast approaching, some may feel the need to restrict themselves from eating his or her favorite foods out of fear of their weight increasing. […]

Danielle Lutjens | Where the rock wall once was is now home to numerous weight machines that target a wide range of muscle groups.

New equipment introduced to Rec Center

The Recreation Center at California Baptist University put up “We’re sorry for our dust” signs over the summer and began a long-awaited expansion. The Rec Center is adding diversified gym equipment and creating more space to work out. The first phase has already begun and has completed the addition of some redesigned spaces and new […]

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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 […]

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‘Ladies night’ empowers women

On January 24th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Rec Center was closed off completely to men to give women a night to themselves to focus on their physical and mental wellness. Ladies’ Night featured female-led group fitness classes—including Starlight Stretch on the roof with an all-female staff. This event did not only focus […]

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 […]