Mario Riveira | Degreed Personal Trainer

About Mario

As a Bay Area native, I believe exercise brings infinite value to one’s life. Through that belief, my personal training focus is guided around that philosophy. I am currently working with clients individually, in pairs, and hosts a corporate wellness program who all have a variety of goals.

I had my first taste of weight training during college; this inspired me to explore bodybuilding competitions. I placed 2nd in the Natural ABA Oakland. At San Francisco State University I joined the Gator Rugby Football Club and fell in love with the sport. This experience has given me insights that I impart with all of my clients no matter what level they are training at.



My Approach 

Our first session will consist of a 20-30 minute assessment to discuss your diet, goals, and exercise background. I will also assess your kinetic chain and individual biomechanics such as balance, posture, and strength. I will then create an individualized program based on your specific needs and goals. I will use forms of the periodization techniques to challenge your stage of fitness. 



NESTA Personal Training Certification

BA Psychology & Counseling, San Francisco State University

Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, San Francisco State University

Bootcamp Instructor

Former Bodybuilder

Volunteer, Open Truth Campaign


Areas of Specialty

Athletic Strength and Conditioning

Weight Training


Prevention Wellness


Balance and Stability

Core Strength


Integrative Nutrition Steps for a balanced diet