Skip to main content

24, Kislev 5778

Share Share Share Share

For More Information

Please contact the Byer Athletic Center front desk for additional information:

For more up–to–date information and details on these and other programs, contact our offices to receive a complete guide today!

Health & Wellness

  • Phone: 650.378.2775


Stay Fit For Life

  • Phone: 650.378.2790


  • Phone: 650.378.2742

Phone: 650.378.2771

Personal Trainer Bios | PJCC Personal Training

Vicki McGrath PJCCVicki McGrath

Fitness & Wellness Manager

  • Education:
    • ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
    • ACSM Exercise Physiologist and Health Fitness Director
    • Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Pink Ribbon Program Certified
    • TRX Suspension Trainer
    • Star Trac – Spin and Trekking
    • BA in Kinesiology, San Francisco State University
  • Specialization:
    • Cancer Exercise Trainer, Post Operative Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Back Care / Core Strength /Flexibility
    • Nutrition / Weight Loss
    • TRX
    • Sports-specific Training: Golf, Skiing, Rock Climbing, Biking, Tennis
  • Philosophy: “Your body is the vehicle taking you where you need to go. Treat it with respect and make sure it's in the best condition possible. Never stop moving.”

Herman ChanHerman Chan

  • Education:
    • B.S. in Exercise Science
    • NASM CES
    • PES First degree brown belt in DanZan Ryu Jujitsu
    • Background in Kempo Karate and Chinese Kung Fu
    • Collegiate cyclist
    • CPR/AED certified
  • Specialization:
    • General Health & Fitness
    • Working with corrective exercises and special
    • Improve performance enhancement
  • Philosophy: “I truly believe in training the body as a whole — the mind, body, and spirit. You really need to integrate all three aspects to truly enjoy life. Life is a
    beautiful thing”

Alison CousinAlison Cousin

  • Education:
    • AA Fitness Professional
    • NCSF Certified
  • Specialization:
    • Weight Management
    • Youth Fitness
    • Strength Training
    • Functional Training
    • Goal-specific Workouts
  • Philosophy: “Proper form and progression are the key components to a great workout regimen. I make your workouts lively, fun and always evolving — not
    repeating a workout. Fitness is a way of life. I guarantee you will feel and look better when you commit to be fit!”

David Danker

  • Education:
    • B.S. Exercise Science, San Francisco State University
    • C.P.R Certified
    • A.E.D Certified
  • Specialization:
    • Weight Loss
    • Sport–Specific Training
    • Strength Training
  • Philosophy: “I’ve learned through experience in training both myself and watching my clients' progress, we only have one body and what one puts in is what one gets out.”

Mark Dizon

  • Education:
    • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, Personal Fitness Training Program
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified
    • Personal Trainer CPR & AED certified
  • Specialization:
    • Circuit training
    • Strength & Endurance
    • Weight Management
  • Philosophy: “Slow progress is better than no progress. Keep moving, don’t give up, and you’ll reach your goals.”

Kim KnappKim Knapp

  • Education:
    • NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
    • AFAA Fitness for the larger-sized participant
    • AFAA longevity training for seniors
    • Aikido, Black Belt
  • Specialization:
    • Strength-training specialization in women and seniors
    • Osteoporosis prevention
    • Weight management
    • TRX core conditioning
  • Philosophy: “My philosophy is the opposite of no pain no gain. I believe in listening
    to my clients and teaching them to listen to their bodies. I believe that
    people thrive in nurturing environments. I am particularly interested in
    osteoporosis prevention to help people age gracefully with strength.”

PJCC Personal Trainer: LueraChristian Luera

Learn more about Chris >>

  • Education:
    • B.S. Kinesiology – Exercise and Fitness Specialist
    • NSCA (National
      Strength and Conditioning Association) Certified Personal Trainer
    • ACE (American Council on Fitness) Certified Group Fitness Instructor
    • Certified Infant, Child, Adult CPR and AED
    • Emergency Medical
    • A.A. Sociology
  • Specialization:
    • 20+ Years Martial Arts Experience and Instruction
    • 4th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
    • Capoeira
    • Jiu-Jitsu
    • Judo
    • Kung-Fu
    • Muy Thai
    • Boxing/Kickboxing
    • Practical Self-Defense including knife and stick
    • Stress Management
    • Motivation
    • Body Composition Improvement
  • Philosophy: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal--a commitment to excellence--that will enable you to attain the success you seek. ”

Randy MirandaRandy Miranda

  • Education: B.S. Kinesiology
  • Specialization:
    • Balance & Coordination
    • Body Building
    • Core Strengthening
    • Weight Reduction
  • Philosophy: “Exercise because you like to exercise, not because you have to exercise. Train hard, but have fun!”

April MontgomeryApril Montgomery

  • Education:
    • N.A.S.M. National Society of Sport Medicine
    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • B.S. Kinesiology • Certified Child, Adult CPR and AED
  • Specialization:
    • Strength and Endurance Training
    • Cross Country Coach
    • Track and Field
  • Philosophy: “You took your first step toward a healthier life style, and it is my goal to help you adopt and keep that lifestyle in order to achieve your goals. I am
    more than your trainer; I am your motivator and supporter. If you believe in
    yourself and work toward your goals each day, then you will achieve them.
    What did you do today to make your goals become a reality?”

PJCC Personal Trainer: MoorePatrick Moore

  • Education:
    • Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
  • Specialization:
    • Experience in Muscle Activation techniques, as well as total knee and hip replacements.  Extensive martial arts background in a wide range of styles.  Also involved in commercial and industrial art and stuntwork for the movie industry.
  • Philosophy: Life is what happens while you are busy making plans.

chris nashChris Nash

  • Education:
    • N.A.S.M. CPT Certified
    • TRX Suspension Training
    • Kettlebell Foundations Certified
    • Power Systems Total Training
  • Specialization:
    • Core Strength
    • Flexibility
    • TRX Suspension Training
  • Philosophy: “It’s not about how much weight you can lift — it’s what you do with it that benefits you the most. I bring you more than10 years of experience, along with the motivation to help you reach your goals.”

PJCC Personal Trainer: Cynthia NewmanCynthia Newman

Learn more about Cynthia >>

  • Education:
    • Group Fitness Leader, Calif. State University, Hayward
    • A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer
    • YMCA Certified Group Fitness Leader & Personal Trainer
    • Jenny Craig: Weight Management Counselor, Group Workshop Facilitator and Certified Nutrition Counselor
    • Instructor Certified: Step Reebok & Cardio–Kick Box
  • Specialization:
    • Core Conditioning
    • Peri & Post Menopausal Women
    • Pre & Post Natal Women
    • Weight Management
  • Philosophy: “To inspire, motivate and develop strategies for a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition is the framework and key to establishing a healthy attitude towards your well-being. It's all about setting realistic goals and making exercise fun, yet challenging, for all fitness levels!”

PJCC Personal Trainer: Cynthia NewmanRobert Nusbaum

  • Education:
    • NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
    • National Academy Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
    • NASM Sports Fitness Specialist
    • NASM Integrated Flexibility Specialist
    • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
    • Senior Kinesiology (Exercise Science)
  • Specialization:
    • Weight Loss
    • Integrated Flexibility
    • Core Training
    • Performance Enhancement
    • Muscle Gain
    • Rehabilitative Exercise
  • Philosophy: “Fitness does not begin or end at the gym.  During the day there are thousands of obstacles and excuses keeping you from getting to where you want to be.  My job is to help develop exercise and life strategies that will get you to your fitness goals as quickly and easily as possible."

Personal Trainer PJCCKaren Pinckard

  • Education:
    • National Certifications: AFAA and NCSF
    • APEX Certification in Nutrition, Pilates Foundation
    • Certified Massage Practitioner CPR/AED
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Specialization:
    • Core Conditioning
    • Strength and Endurance
    • Marathons
    • Boston Marathoner
    • Swimming
    • Pregnancy
    • Menopause
  • Philosophy: “I never quit!”

PJCC Personal Trainer: Donna TomDonna Tom

  • Education:
    • B.A. in Organizational Behavior Psychology
    • Certified Personal Trainer, W.I.T.S. – World Instructor Training Schools, Calif. State University, Hayward
    • Certified Personal Trainer, Health & Fitness Institute
  • Specialization:
    • Strength & Fitness Training for the Aging Exerciser
    • Core, Stability, Strength & Conditioning Programs for all Ages
    • Building Cardiovascular Endurance
    • Circuit Training, Boot Camp & Body Sculpting
  • Philosophy: “Personal Training is not just for the rich and famous. It’s an innovative and affordable pathway to a results oriented exercise prescription just for you!”

Tony UlloaTony Ulloa

  • Education:
    • N.A.S.M. National Society of Sport Medicine
    • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Specialization:
    • Core Training and Muscle Development
  • Philosophy: “With dedication, commitment and determination, you can accomplish
    anything you set your mind to. I am here to help you on your journey to a
    better quality of life.”


PJCC Personal Trainer: Ginger WattsGinger Watts

  • Education:
    • Certified Personal Trainer – Health & Fitness Institute
    • Certified ACSM Group Exercise Leader Courses in Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology
    • Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Pink Ribbon Program Certified
    • TRX Group Instructor
    • Certified Personal Training Post-Surgery (Total Hip & Knee Replacement)
    • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Specialization:
    • Strength, Core, and Endurance Conditioning
    • Post Operative Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation Training – Back, Knees, Hips, & Balance
    • Weight Management
  • Philosophy: “Staying fit allows us to live our lives to the fullest. Feeling great and looking good are an added bonus. Recognizing that each person has different goals, I will guide you in getting fit and living your life to the fullest.”
JCCA Logo JCF 100 Logo

The PJCC is a non-profit organization that relies upon generous donations to continue serving our community and those in need. A beneficiary agency of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. The PJCC is a proud member of the North Peninsula Jewish Campus and of the JCC Association of North America.

Peninsula Jewish Community Center 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404 :: 650.212.PJCC ::
© Copyright 2007-2017 PJCC. All rights reserved. Reproduction of images is prohibited. Privacy Policy.
Web Development and Design by Dayspring Technologies, Inc.