Coaches and Staff

Gerardo-1With twelve years of racing experience and 9 years of coaching experience, Gerardo prepares you to reach the next level. Gerardo brings 15 years of classroom teaching experience with the latest research on multisport endurance training. 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. Being a stronger athlete also means you have less injuries so you can train and race at your optimum level. 

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 Slowtwitch.com coach ratings. 

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Ray brings eleven years of competitive running and triathlon experience to Fortius Coaching. As an experienced athlete and coach, Ray understands the physical and psychological demands required of athletes that seek not only to accomplish their goals but exceed them. 

Ray is the Team Manager and also an Assistant Coach who works closely with Coach Gerardo helping to provide athletes  structured comprehensive training programs customized for various lifestyles and training abilities. He understands the importance of achieving a balance between life and sport through focused trainiing and racing that maximizes the value of each training session. This awareness allows him to define our clients athletic goals clearly and target the best path that results in a stronger, more confident and well-rounded athlete. Ray has helped athletes exceed their expectations in running races from a 5K to a 100-Mile ultramarathon, and every distance in between, as well as triathlons, from sprints to Ironman distance.

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