Student Recreation Center

  • SRC Header (Matty in front of building)

About Us

Woman jumping with arms outstretched behindThe Student Recreation Center is a 138,000 square foot facility for exercise and leisure activity that promotes lifelong health and wellness. The eco-friendly facility has got it all — the most up-to-date equipment, a friendly and welcoming staff, and tons of school spirit! Are you ready to play Matadors?


The mission of the University Student Union is to foster the achievement of students’ educational goals by facilitating a strong connection between students and their campus community.

We are an engaging and energetic campus program that develops students through inclusive activities, meaningful employment opportunities, leadership experiences and innovative technologies, facilities, and services.


As a CSUN student, the price of an SRC membership is included in your tuition fees. For non-students, visit our membership page for more information. Want to register for the SRC? Visit our registration page.

Building Features

The SRC features state-of–the-art weight and fitness zones, a rock wall, locker rooms, a three-court gymnasium, a multi-activity court, fitness and group exercise studios, a racquetball court, an indoor track and recreational/lap swimming pool. See more building features on our building features page.

Want to take a tour of the SRC? Sign up at the front desk or call 818-677-5434. Non-members wishing to tour the facility must sign up for a guided tour. Members of the SRC are able to conduct self-guided tours.

Video: Welcome to the Student Recreation Center at Your University Student Union

Inside and out, the Student Recreation Center is a world-class fitness facility. Here at CSUN, it’s been shown that there is a direct connection between regular exercise and academic success. Watch this video to see how to make it happen for you at the SRC.

Here’s a bonus: The best thing about the SRC is all the great people you’ll meet there.
All kinds of people…including people like you.

Management Staff

Kaila Lavin

Kaila Lavin
Interim 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 the Student Recreation Center on campus. 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 SRC during the construction phase. Kaila continued working her way up in the SRC to her current role as Interim 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 and Technology Integration Specialist for CORE Unlimited, a consulting firm specializing in collegiate recreation and software development. Kaila enjoys her time traveling, teaching group exercise classes, and spending time with family and friends.  


Sandra SaluteSandra Salute
Assistant Director, Fitness & Wellness

(818) 677-5381

Sandra Salute was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Since she was young, Sandra always enjoyed playing sports and participating in recreational activities. Throughout her life, her career in fitness and wellness has ranged from coaching sports and instructing gymnastics to working in a multitude of positions in commercial fitness facilities. These experiences are what led her to her educational and professional path in fitness and wellness.

Sandra earned both her master and bachelor degrees in nutritional science, dietetics and food science from CSUN. For her graduate project, Sandra developed a curriculum titled, “No Body is Perfect,” which was a nutrition education program designed to help prevent eating disorders in adolescents. The goal of the program was to educate adolescents on healthy ways of increasing fitness by empowering them with the tools to achieve fitness.

Sandra has been a certified personal trainer since 2001, and she holds the following certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF), and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She has instructed Group Exercise classes since 2003, and she is certified in Spinning®, TRX® Suspension Training, FitWall®, Pilates Mat, Peak Pilates® Reformer and Peak Pilates® MVe Chair. In addition to her position at CSUN, Sandra operates her own personal training and nutrition consulting business. She loves to help her clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Sandra’s passion and goal in life is to motivate and inspire others to make health the main priority in their lives. In her free time, Sandra enjoys exercising, teaching, playing sports, hiking, camping, biking, snowboarding and going to the beach.

Contact Us

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18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8449
(818) 677-5434

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