Welcome to College of San Mateo Athletic Center, your community connection to education and fitness.

The Athletic Center is now under the direction of SMCCD and is excited to continue offering great facilities, programming and continuity of service, without a change to price. We thank you for including us in your daily wellness routine!

Reflecting upon recent changes and the educational aspects of this unique facility, we are proud to place focus on the students who make the programming and facility offerings possible.

The experience you have on the fitness floor may feel different than other “workout centers.” That’s because our Professors of Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance also use the facility as a teaching lab.

The mix of students, athletes and dancers exercising side by side with community and faculty members makes this, a dynamic and inspirational environment for fitness & aquatics. The benefits are many, yet we remind everyone to check the website daily, for knowledge of pool lane availability, group exercise, fitness floor availability or changes due to athletic team sports in the pools.

We encourage you to become your best, with newly designed Private Training, Semi-Private Training and Pilates Packages. Placing a focus on your personal excellence, the Athletic Center trainers are nationally certified, and many are CSM students and graduates.

Having covered a few of the details, we look forward to having you enjoy your fellow members, staff, facility, and programs. Thank you for your energy and being a part of the collective, “upward spiraling.”

– Kurt Scholler, Interim Director of Community Fitness

The academic and vocational programs offered by the Colleges are designed to meet the educational needs of the community. Anyone who is a high school graduate or 18 years of age or older can select from thousands of courses offered at convenient times on the campuses and at a number of off-campus locations.

What We Offer

  • Personal Training: One-on-One New Client Intro-Packages
  • Personal Training: “Pure Potential Packages”
  • Two-to-one: “Team-Training Packages”
  • Small Group Training
  • Pilates Privates

Modern Facility

The club swimming program will attract major swimming competitions to the pool which will be among the best and largest in the area.  College of San Mateo Athletic Center is used for CSM academic programs as well as enterprise endeavors including rental of the pool to various clubs and groups throughout the San Mateo County area. CSMAC has a vast strength training area with equipment and free weights by Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, Cybex, Star Trac and Free Motion. Our Fitness Center also houses some of the finest functional training equipment on the market. We carefully select our equipment to provide you with the best possible workout experience. We cater to every type of fitness enthusiast with modern facilities that are professionally staffed, spacious and safe, Over 19,500 square feet of space dedicated to:

  • Indoor Cycling
  • Group Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Cardiovascular equipment with integrated TV’s
  • Strength Training Machines and Free-weights
  • Life Fitness, Woodway and TechnoGym Treadmills
  • Stepmills
  • Precor, TechnoGym and Lifefitness Elliptical Trainers
  • Cybex ARC trainers
  • Precor AMT trainers
  • LifeFitness Stationary Bikes
  • Star Trac Indoor Cycling Bikes
  • Concept 2 Rowers
  • Versaclimber
  • SCIFIT and TechnoGym Upper Body Ergometers

“Your community connection to education & fitness”

We offer many opportunities for future endeavors as well.

  • Club Swimming
  • Group Exercise Certification
  • Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • Indoor Cycling Certification

Healthy Lifestyle and Learning

Students make decisions affecting their health and well being every day, and those decisions often lead to habits that stay with them throughout their lives. Research shows that students who participate in physical activities on a regular basis learn new skills and improve performance, while gaining the self-discipline to excel in individual and group activities. Physical fitness promotes mental alertness and the ability to concentrate. Additionally, physical fitness helps students to manage stress and express emotions in healthy way, thus encouraging positive relations with family and peers.

Healthy Lifestyle and Productivity

There is no doubt that daily lifestyle practices exert a profound impact on short- and long-term health and quality of life. Moreover, recent data proves that there is a direct correlation between health and productivity: high levels of stress, excessive body weight, and health risk factors such as smoking, poor diet and substance abuse are associated with illness-related absenteeism and increased health care costs.


Check out our Aquatics website for more information.

Our Mission

The mission of the Health & Fitness Center is to create a healthy environment that engages students, staff and community members in the pursuit of health and physical fitness. With a facility such as this, the emphasis is on enjoying exercise for its own sake and learning fitness habits for life. This means that students have a place where they can focus on lifetime fitness goals and individual achievement, and community members can find opportunities to improve their health and well-being.