Kurt Gorrell

Kurt Gorrell has been an athlete and fitness enthusiast his entire life. Growing up, he played soccer for 13 years, wrestled for 4 and was a competitive gymnast for 10. After retiring from gymnastics as a competitor he started coaching team and recreational gymnastics to students ages 3 to 73. He started dancing at the late age of 20 and recently finished a 16 year career as a professional dancer. He danced principal and soloist roles with many regional ballet companies as well as contemporary companies. Broadway National Tour credits include Contact in 2005 and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out in 2008-9. In between dance engagements, Kurt turned his talents to personal training. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and a certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise. He holds Pilates certifications in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Barrel and Chair from Pilates Academy International, is certified in Core Align, and Redcord®, a dual suspension training system. Kurt is Pre and Post-Natal certified, and recently received a degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY

With his extensive knowledge of the body and his experience as a dancer, gymnast and personal trainer he was able to develop such classes as Gymnastics for Dancers, featured in Dance Magazine (March 2011) and Gymtensity, a gymnastics conditioning class featuring a boot camp style workout involving ring training, basic gymnastics conditioning and calisthenics. Kurt has also worked closely with physicians and physical therapists to develop specific programs for his post physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation clients. Among his clients have been celebrities from movies and television as well as Middle Eastern royalty

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 is committed to providing his clients with an overall health and fitness education, consisting of up-to-date and beneficial techniques, which give them the tools to make the journey to their wellness goals. 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.

Kurt was a Senior Gymnastics Instructor at Chelsea Piers NYC, teaching students of all ages and levels from 3 to adult, a Pilates instructor and Redcord® trainer at Pilates on Fifth, and a private personal trainer and Pilates instructor in New York City. In 2013 Kurt relocated to the New York Capital District (Albany/Troy/Schenectady) where he was a Gymnastics instructor at World Class Gymnastics, teaching ages 5-8 as well as adults, a Pilates instructor at The Pilates Principle and Gyrotonic in Latham, NY, and a private personal trainer and Pilates instructor in downtown Albany. Kurt currently resides in San Francisco, CA and is looking forward to bringing his talents and expertise to the Bay Area.

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About Me


  • BA, Dance Performance, Hunter College CUNY
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Russell Sage College

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2024-02-29 08:00:00 UTC
ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Expires: 2021-12-31 08:00:00 UTC
PAI - All Populations Cadillac/ Tower
PAI - All Populations Mat
PAI - All Populations Reformer
PAI - Mat Progressions Challenge
USA Weightlifting - Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
Pending Verification
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Expires: 2020-12-31 08:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2022-10-06 07:00:00 UTC
American Red Cross
Expires: 2020-10-24 07:00:00 UTC
Red Cross First Aid
Expires: 2020-10-24 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2022-10-06 07:00:00 UTC
American red cros
Expires: 2020-10-24 07:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Hoffman Insurance Services, Inc.

Additional Information


$125.00 / hr, I do have package rates and lower rates for 30 minute and 45 minute sessions.

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

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