Coaches

 

Our Coaches are Spartan SGX Certified, which means they’ve been trained to understand how each obstacle works, and find the best technique to make you faster and more efficient. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to make sure you find the right technique for you!

 
 

Sam Slosman- Program Director SGX LV.2

Specializations
Obstacle Specialist
Endurance Training
Functional Training 

Sam has his Bachelors degree from Fresno State, in Kinesiology: Exercise Science. He ran his first race in 2015 and fell in love with the sport instantly. He has dedicated his life to figuring out the most efficient way to conquer any obstacle in your life. Sam also loves to test his mind and body both physical and mentally by completing Endurance events that last from 4hr to 12hrs. 

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Karissa Dougherty- SGX LV. 1

Specializations
Obstacle Specialist
Strength Training
Functional Training

Karissa is currently studying to get her degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science at Fresno State. She fell in love with Spartan Races because it challenges you both mentally and physically, continuously giving new opportunities to show your true grit. Karissa works to incorporate weight training and strength training in the gym and applying it to the obstacles out on the course.

Walt Gonzales- Owner

Specializations
Strength Training
Functional  Training

Founder and CEO Walt Gonzales started Synergy in the spring of 2005. With his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and life long passion for health and fitness, Walt is committed to providing his clients and club members with fitness programs that can be embraced as a lifestyle. Spartan racing and OCR fitness engages the adventurous spirit and allows them to compete against themselves in a quest towards constant self improvement. Synners OCR was born in the fall of 2015 and has quickly become another successful fitness program that Synergy has to offer.