Welcome to College of San Mateo Athletic Center

Your community connection to education and fitness.

College of San Mateo Athletic Center is now under the direction of SMCCD and is excited to continue offering great facilities, programming and continuity of service. 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 facility a dynamic and inspirational environment for fitness and aquatics. The benefits for members are many, yet we remind everyone to check the website daily for knowledge of pool lane availability, fitness floor availability, and Group Exercise schedules. Stay updated for possible changes due to our athletic team sports using the facility’s 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, Director of Auxiliary Services

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.

Our Mission

The mission of College of San Mateo Athletic 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 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.

What We Offer

A Modern Facility

College of San Mateo Athletic Center is used for College of San Mateo academic programs as well as enterprise endeavors including rental of the pool to various clubs and groups throughout the San Mateo County area. The club swimming program will attract major swimming competitions to the pool which will be among the best and largest in the area.

This facility has a vast strength training area with equipment and free weights by Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, Cybex, Star Trac and Free Motion. The Athletic Center also houses some of the finest functional training equipment on the market. Carefully picked equipment provides members with the best possible workout experience. We cater to every type of fitness enthusiast with modern facilities that are professionally staffed, spacious and safe.


Enjoy a wide range of swim programs that cater to people of all ages and abilities. Professional swim instructors and lifeguards are dedicated to giving you the best possible swim experience. Choose from two pristine pools:

  • 50-meter Olympic Pool (78°F-80°F)
  • 25-yard Instructional Pool (86°F-88°F)

For more information, visit the Aquatics page.


Discover your “pure potential” through personalized goal-setting and planned programming catered to your specific needs by our expert trainers. Select from our package offerings:

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

For more information, visit the Fitness page.

Group Exercise

5,500 sq. ft of space dedicated to 60+ complimentary Group Exercise classes per week including:

  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Dance
  • HIIT
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Kickbox Conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Zumba® and more!

Each month, we release an updated Group Exercise schedule. For more information, visit the Group Exercise page.

Over 19,500 Square Feet of Space Dedicated to

  • Cardiovascular equipment with integrated TVs
  • Concept 2 Rowers
  • Cybex ARC Trainers
  • Elliptical Trainers (Precor, TechnoGym, and LifeFitness)
  • Group Exercise classes
  • LifeFitness Stationary Bikes
  • Pilates
  • Precor AMT Trainers
  • Star Trac Indoor Cycling Bikes
  • Stepmills
  • Strength Training Machines and Free-Weights
  • Treadmills (LifeFitness, Woodway and Technogym)
  • Upper Body Ergometers (SCIFIT and TechnoGym)
  • Versaclimber
  • Yoga

Your Community Connection to Education and Fitness

We offer many opportunities for future professional endeavors including:

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

To see other job opportunities within the San Mateo County Community College District, visit the SMCCCD Employment page.

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.