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About Ayla

Ayla Donlin, Ed.D., M.S., ACSM-CPT, ACE-CHC


  • Education & Credentials:

    • Doctorate – Educational Leadership

    • Master of Science – Kinesiology

    • Bachelor of Science – Psychology and Business

    • Certified Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer

    • Exercise is Medicine - Level 1 Certification

  • Experience:

    • 15+ years of leadership in fitness & wellness industry as personal trainer, wellness coach, group fitness director, master trainer, and general manager

    • 15+ years of leadership in higher education as experiential learning laboratory director and adjunct faculty member

    • 15+ years studying well-being and mindfulness


Dr. Ayla Donlin, Ed.D. has over 15 years of leadership experience in the fitness & wellness industry as well as higher education. 

Ayla is an adjunct faculty member and the director of an experiential learning and research laboratory in the kinesiology department at Long Beach State University.  She also owns and is the Chief Wellness Officer at Ayla Donlin Wellness, her wellness coaching and consulting business. 

Ayla’s mission is to help hard-working humans create more space for well-being in their lives through creative workouts, healthy recipes, and mindfulness practices.

Ayla lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband, Nate, their daughter, Lucy, and their dog, Darla.

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Ayla Donlin Wellness would love to support your wellness journey!

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