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LFC Management


LifeFit Center @ The Beach
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-2015


Day Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 7pm
Fri 8:30am - 2pm
Sat 8:30am - 12pm






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aylaAyla Donlin, Ed.D. - Director of the LifeFit Center @ The Beach

Ayla Donlin obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Business from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She then moved to warm and sunny California to pursue her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from LBSU. Upon receiving her Master’s degree, Ayla became a lecturer in the Kinesiology department and has been teaching courses for the past seven years in the Fitness and Sport Studies options. Ayla completed her Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership from LBSU.

Ayla has been active in the fitness industry for over 10 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, group fitness director, and health club general manager. She is currently an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified personal trainer and works with Johnny G. and Matrix Fitness as an International Educational Representative for the Johnny G. Krankcycle ® by Matrix. She has traveled to locations like Singapore and Germany to instruct fitness professionals on the use and benefits of the Krankcycle®.

As a passion and hobby, Ayla has organized, led, and participated in over 75 hours of Spin-a-thon/Krank-a-thon fundraisers benefitting various organizations like Challenged Athletes Foundation, Mychal’s Learning Place, Project VisAbility, and the John Tracey Clinic.


Heather Mazzei mgmtHeather Mazzei- Program Coordinator

Heather Mazzei is the Program Coordinator for the LifeFit Center @ The Beach! She is a recent graduate of the Long Beach State University Kinesiology Fitness department and is grateful to be working at her alumni campus. Health and wellness continue to pervade her life as she follows her passion in inspiring and teaching others to make fitness a lifestyle instead of a side job. Heather is a certified strength and conditioning specialist as well as a certified personal trainer through the NSCA and enjoys watching people’s bodies and minds change as a result of exercise. She is a former dancer in the LBSU program and currently teaches ZUMBA for the LBSU Student Recreation & Wellness Center. She loves stretching, the Krankcycle, and her dog Shellee. Heather hopes to increase awareness of the many benefits that come with exercise and to make a difference in the community that has given her so much. "I look forward to working and getting to know all the members of the LFC as well as the LBSU staff and students!"


TIMTim Trefts - Operations & Marketing Coordinator

Tim earned his Master Degree in Sport Management from Long Beach State University in the summer of 2012. He earned 4.0 Awards Honors as well as the Sport Management programs 110% Award. Tim has worked for LBSU in the Athletics Pyramid Management, the Association of Volleyball Professionals, the San Diego Padres, where he was the Employee of the Year in 2009, and San Diego State University Athletics Marketing. Tim also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from San Diego State in 2008.