How are SMAC Personal Trainers different?

Our Personal Trainers have extensive experience and strong educational backgrounds. They are certified by nationally recognized organizations and are diverse in their training experiences.

We offer Personal Fitness Training at two different tiers:

TIER 1 – PERSONAL TRAINER (T1)

  • Has <3 years training experience
  • National Certification
  • EXOS Fitness Specialist Certification
  • Adult CPR/AED Certified

TIER 2 – PERSONAL TRAINER (T2)

  • Has >3 years training experience
  • National Certification
  • EXOS Fitness Specialist Certification
  • Advanced Degree or Specialized Certification
  • Adult CPR/AED Certified

Nationally Recognized Personal Training Cert & Current CPR Certification- all of our trainers hold nationally recognized certifications through:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM),
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE),
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA),
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or
  • National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)

SMAC offers monthly CPR certification courses free to staff to ensure all staff members are current with their CPR.

  • Extensive Continuing Education- powered through Exos, the leader in innovative fitness programming, our SMAC trainers have access to continuous on-line and in-person workshops. Our trainers never stop learning as every staff meeting incorporates an educational component and providing endless in-house resources for new training tools and the latest research in fitness programming through Idea Connect.
  • Fitness Education for Members- our Personal Trainers are focused on educating our members- from newsletter articles and tables to individual training sessions, Energy Systems Development (ESD) Evaluations, & Journey Assessments. All of these, along with our periodical large-scale Lunch & Learn sessions, support our tag line of “Where Education Meets Fitness.”
  • Customer Service is our #1 Priority- whether or not you do personal training, our goal is to make sure you feel like SMAC is a second home. We hope you learn something from every interaction with a trainer and feel comfortable taking your next step to staying F.I.T.

Need More Information? For more information or any fitness-related questions, email us here smac.fitness@smccd.edu or call us at (650) 378-7373.

Meet our Trainers

Lia Havili

T1- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6083

Maddie Shirley

T2- NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6077

Yashvee Patel

T1- NASM Certified Personal Trainer | EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6042

Harsha Bolisetty

T1- ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist | EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6047

Ajay Kurani

T2- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6022

Jessica Woo

T2- NASM Certified Personal Trainer | AFAA Group Fitness Instructor | CSM 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6072

Yingfei Zhang

T1- ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist | EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6026

Glenn Smyth

T1- NASM Certified Personal Trainer | EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6090

Matthew Ilarina

T2- EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6006

Mike Chen

T1- EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6040

Joshua LaGow

T1- EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6019

Scott Chaneski

T2- NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist | EXOS Performance Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6065

Fred Stephens

T2- EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6092

Wayne Buckner

T2- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6081

Phil Richardi

T2- NASM Certified Personal Trainer | Physical Therapist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6047

Raquel O'Connor

T2- NASM Certified Personal Trainer | EXOS Fitness Specialist | AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6084

Peter Palmeri

T2- NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6088

Mai Tran Wagner

T2- EXOS Performance Specialist | EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 7380

John Nava

T2- NCSF Certified Personal Trainer | Occupational Therapist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6092

Robert O'Connor

T2- NASM Certified Personal Trainer | AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6084

Rhonda Fitzpatrick

T2- ACE Certified Personal Trainer | Balanced Body Certified Pilates Instructor
(650) 378-7373

Stephanie May

T2- ACE Certified Personal Trainer | Certified Massage Therapist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6085