Oasis Wellness Center


Management Staff

Kaila Lavin

Kaila Lavin
Director, Student Recreation Center

(818) 677-5649

Kaila Lavin was born in New Mexico and raised in Arizona. She began working at a recreation facility in high school and loved the fun environment it created. From there, she attended the University of Arizona and began working at its Student Recreation Center. Over the next four years, she advanced through several positions within the department and decided that the recreation industry was the career path for her. 

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology, Kaila moved to California. She attended CSUN and received her graduate degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management (RTM) while serving as a graduate assistant for the new Student Recreation Center during its construction phase. Since then, Kaila has continued working her way up at the SRC to her current role as Director. 

Kaila also serves as a lecturer for the RTM Department and teaches classes for the graduate program. Additionally, Kaila works part time as Lead Faculty-Implementations & Engagement for CORE Unlimited, a consulting firm specializing in collegiate recreation and software development. Kaila enjoys her free time traveling, teaching Group Exercise classes, and spending time with family and friends.  

Amanda FrickAmanda Christianson
Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness

(818) 677-5832

Amanda grew up in a small town in the Antelope Valley. She developed a love for fitness early in life, spending most of her time after school either participating in sports or helping out at her aunt’s fitness facility. This love eventually grew into the desire to pursue a professional career in the fitness and wellness industry.

After graduating from CSUN with a degree in Kinesiology — Exercise Science, Amanda worked in corporate fitness for several years, helping working adults stay active and healthy while at work, but she recognized that she still had more to learn. So, she returned to CSUN, acquiring a graduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics.

During this time, Amanda stumbled upon new opportunities in collegiate recreation and assumed a position as the Fitness Programs Coordinator for the Fitness Center operated by the Recreational Sports division of Associated Students. After loving her experience working with college students, Amanda decided to continue and took on a position as the Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant for the SRC just prior to its opening in 2011. Soon after, Amanda was promoted to her current position.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Amanda holds credentials as a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Primary Group Exercise Instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and a Level 1 Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition, along with several others in a variety of fitness formats.

Richard CardonaCondor
Manager, Oasis Wellness Center

(818) 677-7374

Condor was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was raised in Colombia, South America. A former professional dancer, teacher and choreographer, Condor danced on Broadway and toured in Europe and the United States. He danced in various ballet and modern dance companies and has performed in themes parks abroad and in Orlando, Florida. Condor attended Saint Mary’s College of California Liberal Arts — Performing Arts program.

He discovered a passion for fitness and wellness early on, as did his spiritual journey. In his early teens on a layover while traveling abroad, a monk approached him and gave him a copy of the Bhagavad Gita. He was immediately attracted to the images on the cover, and even more so at the sight of the peaceful and serene monk, with barely any possessions, humbly walking about the airport.

Condor’s leadership skills were honed in during his tenure in the top fitness brand of the United States, Equinox. He was a top tier trainer and was promoted to Fitness Training Manager and a Personal Training Manager both in New York City and Los Angeles, coaching and developing the personal training staff.

Having had the great fortune to study with a third generation Qigong master, a natural therapy healer, an acupressurist, a doctor of kinesiology and biomechanics, and many wonderful yoga, pranayama, and meditation teachers, Condor fuses 25 years of fitness and wellness into his classes and in his role as manager of the Oasis Wellness Center. He holds various holistic certifications and is a 500-hour certified instructor through YogaWorks.

Condor’s mission is to create a safe, nurturing, and welcoming inclusive environment for all to learn, transform, and cultivate wellness.