I've been a member at Synergy Fitness Center for 1 year now. Since becoming a member I have been challenged in many different ways and continue to find new obstacles to crush. The program has honestly taught me to "get comfortable being uncomfortable" (quote from coach Victor Avila himself). Not only have I grown personally, I have grown as an athlete under the direction of this program. I strongly urge members to join if they are truly ready to become the best version of themselves.
I started going to Synergy Personal training with Walt two years ago to help me get better at Spartan racing and increase my overall strength. I was very much a novice and had no idea how to achieve what I was after. No other gym offered such a personal/ individualized instruction with obstacles and strength. Walt has helped me not only physically but also mentally getting stronger through the process. Because of Walt’s training I have been able to achieve success in my racing with back to back years of a podium at World Championships in the Spartan ultra beast along with multiple other Spartan podiums. Being stronger has also helped me win multiple trail races in all distances. His training took me from a novice to a professional racer.
Nicole McManus - Spartan World Champion
I was introduced to Walt Gonzales and Synergy by a former coworker who had been training with him. I was looking for someone to help me get my act together physically. My youngest son is in a wheelchair and must be lifted in and out of his chair multiple times per day which was becoming more difficult by the day. I was getting older and my son was getting heavier, something had to change. I remember the first time I met with Walt, he was talking about the possible paths I could take and I distinctly remember telling him I was willing to put in the work, but I wasn’t going to change my lifestyle at all. Looking back now, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. I started training with Walt and immediately thought I was going to quit or die. Thankfully I didn’t do either and with Walt’s encouragement I started to see improvement. I have completely changed my eating habits for the better, which I said I wasn’t going do. The level of support that I have received from Synergy is nothing short of amazing. The expertise of the trainers and the quality of the facility are unmatched. I have always been a very motivated person, but I knew without the right trainer I was not going to be able to reach my goal. I find myself scheduling around my gym time and making up missed sessions. I didn’t realize all of the benefits I would receive from personal training. It has not only helped me get physically stronger, but also mentally. It has also taught me how to better understand what my “real” limitations are. I have learned the difference between discomfort and pain and I find myself pushing harder in everything I do. I highly recommend Walt and Synergy. If you think you don’t need a trainer, you’re wrong. If you think it’s too expensive, you’re wrong. Joining up with Walt and Synergy is one of the best personal decisions I have made. Do it for yourself, you are worth it!