Coach Details

Gerardo Barrios Garcia
Fortius Coaching
Sherman Oaks, CA
Fully customized training plans for endurance athletes. From sprint to Ironman distance triathlon, from 5k runners to 200+ mile ultramarathoners. Coached group swim workouts at Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool since 2008.

Coach Gerardo has been coaching triathlon since 2007.  Gerardo provides professional expertise, patience and personal attention to your athletic goals by giving you a structured training program and sound research-based advice that will make you a stronger athlete.

Gerardo's mission in life is to encourage and motivate people to live a full life of activity and goals, which strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. He started running in 2002 and after countless hours of running and cross-training in the pool and bike, triathlon was the next natural step. Gerardo has finished over 90 triathlons since 2004, including more than 25 Half-Ironman distance races and six Ironman distance races. Gerardo has qualified for the Ironman World Championship 70.3 three times.  Gerardo has qualified for the Boston Marathon 6 times. Transcending his passion and love of teaching Gerardo is a perfect fit as a multisport coach and will help you achieve your goals related to fitness. From sprint triathlon to Ironman and from 5K to 100 mile Ultra runs, there is no limit and Gerardo is prepared to make you a stronger athlete.

Gerardo has a master's in Educational Administration and is a Level 1 USAT Certified Coach, Level 2 USA Cycling Coach and ASCA Level 2 Swimming Coach. For athlete comments click here to go to coach ratings.