How are SMAC Personal Trainers different?

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

Liem Tran

ACE CPT | XPS
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6090

Mike Chen

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

Mike Dovenberg

EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6086

Jessica Woo

NASM Certified Personal Trainer | AFAA Group Fitness Instructor | CSM 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6072

Steven Canalez

NASM Certified Personal Trainer | EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7412 ext. 6026

Joshua LaGow

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

Matthew Ilarina

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

Fred Stephens

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

Wayne Buckner

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6081

Ajay Kurani

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist | Athletic Trainer Certified
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6022

Eric Choy, MS

NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist | ACSM Certified Ecercise Physiologist | NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6068

Lucy Buchan, PhD

NASM Certified Personal Trainer | CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist | Balanced Body Pilates Instructor
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6086

Raquel O'Connor

EXOS Fitness Specialist | NASM Certified Personal Trainer | AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6084

Peter Palmeri

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6088

Ariana Canalez

NASM-CPT | EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6079

Mai Tran

EXOS Performance Specialist | EXOS Fitness Specialist
(650) 378-7373 ext. 7380

Phil Richardi

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6047

John Nava

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer | Vertical Aquatics Trainer
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6092

Robert O'Connor

NASM Certified Personal Trainer | AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
(650) 378-7373 ext. 6084