Kurt Gorrell, a former competitive gymnast and retired professional dancer, has been an athlete and fitness enthusiast his entire life. Kurt takes great pride in motivating his clients, and he is able to apply and adapt workout techniques and programs based on their individual goals, needs, fitness level and medical history. He has a client-focused view of health and fitness, as well as a deep commitment to helping others bring about their own sense of ongoing physical education and self-improvement.
After retiring from gymnastics as a competitor he started coaching team and recreational gymnastics to students ages 3 to 73. He recently finished a 16-year career as a professional dancer, dancing principle and soloist roles with many regional ballet companies as well as modern and contemporary companies. Broadway National Tour credits include Contact in 2005 and Movin’ Out in 2008-09. In between dance engagements, Kurt turned his talents to Pilates and personal training focusing on injury prevention and rehabilitation. He holds Pilates certifications in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel from Pilates Academy International, he holds certifications in Core Align, and he is a master trainer in Redcord®Active, a duel suspension training system. He is also a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine, a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise.
Kurt joined The Pilates Principle’s team in 2013, after relocating to the Capital District from New York City.