Let Fortius Coaching transform your endurance sports training and racing. 


Meet Coach Gerardo Barrios

Coach Gerardo’s mission in life is to encourage and motivate people to enjoy an active lifestyle through setting challenging goals in endurance sports, that strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. He began  running in 2003, and after countless hours of running and cross-training in the pool and on the bike, triathlon was the next natural step. Gerardo has finished over 90 triathlons since 2004, including 24 half Ironmans and several full Ironman triathlons including  IM Western Australia, IM Brazil, IM Mt. Tremblant, IM Lake Tahoe, and IM Boulder. Gerardo is a 3-time Ironman 70.3 World Championship participant and a 6-time Boston Marathon qualifier. His background as an educator, allows him to teach and coach his clients with passion. Gerardo uses a mix of scientific-based training principles and his own racing experiences to create training plans that will exceed his athletes' expectations. 

Over the past 10 years, Coach Gerardo has guided hundreds of athletes to the finish line of endurance sports events, including, marathons, ultramarathons and all triathlon distances.  Fortius Coaching and the Fortius Racing Team[was born out Gerardo's desire to build a community of people committed to becoming stronger athletes. Fortius provides an environment that fosters teamwork and healthy competition and strives to make endurance sports a way of life.