Kurt Gillon

Atlanta, GA 30312

Kurt Gillon is nationally certified through NASM, the International Sports SciencesAssociation, the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association and the American Sport and Fitness Association.
"Working with special populations is one of the more rewarding aspects of my job," says Kurt.

Kurt is also a nationally recognized speaker in the fitness industry specializing inactive aging training and cancer exercise. He focuses his lectures on these populations because it is vitally important people have a strong working knowledge of training for aging
and recovery.

Kurt's passion is helping/aiding others to reach their health, fitness and wellness goals. This starts with our youth and extends to the active aging population. He is heavily involved in training cancer patients as well as active aging clients. Exercise is essential for a healthy body and mind, our bodies and minds are capable of accomplishing great things and it is his personal charge to bring out the best in every individual he trains, regardless of the goal.   

"Working with special populations is one of the more rewarding aspects of my job," says Kurt.  "As a trainer, it is my job to help enhance my clients' quality of life by improving their physical function.  Guiding someone on a path that ultimately allows them to lead a better life is an incredible responsibility and a wonderful accomplishment."

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About Me

Degrees

  • BA, Business Administration, Illinois School of Commerce

Years Experience

9-10

Certifications / Trainings

AAHF - Cancer and the Older Adult Specialist Home Study Program
Verified
ASFA - Cycling Instructor Certification
Verified
NASM - Women's Fitness Specialist
Verified
NESTA - Aqualogix
Verified
NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
Not Verified
SilverSneakers - Healthways Accreditation for Group Exercise
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - Healthy Living Principles
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Health Association

AED Certified

American Health Association

Kurt's Locations

Piedmont Newnan Hospital

745 Poplar Road
Cancer Wellness Center
Newnan, GA 30265

Piedmont Fayette Hospital

1255 Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Henry Piedmont Hospital

1133 Eagles Landing Parkway
Cancer Wellness Center
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Balanced Fit Life Training Studio

760 Confederate Avenue
Ste. #2
Atlanta, GA 30312

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr, Rates vary for individual, small group and bootcamp training

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Male

72 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by RuPearl Sharpe on Jan 02, 2015

    Kurt is a great motivator, a greater relater and the greatest trainer, with compassion and patience that compels us to go the extra mile. Last year, I was fortunate enough to begin his classes, but only part-time. I am impressed at how he is able to push us to the limit as we moan, groan and threaten to quit with every move. He sets the standard and fosters the spirit of teamwork within us all. I credit his class with empowering me to regain the strength, stamina and endurance in my limbs, weakened as a result of long-term treatment. I look forward to attending class this year in a full-time capacity.

  • by Grace Caldwell on Jan 01, 2015

    Have been working out at the Piedmont/Fayette Cancer Wellness Center for a year now with Kurt after going through cancer treatment. I started with a slow process with Kurt to build strength in my legs and strength in my arms. His strength training program is excellent for any age group. His cardio bounce program is also an excellent program for all age groups who have been diagnosed with cancer or are currently receiving cancer treatment. Once you have cancer and have received chemo or radiation, the shock to the body of the chemicals weaken the body and through Kurt's programs at the cancer center I along with other members of the exercise group have been able to fight off other illness that normally would probably come our way due to a weakened condition from cancer treatment. Strength, energy, balance, motivation, to live are just a few of the many accomplishments Kurt has been able to help me maintain. Thank you Kurt for all you do for us seniors........

  • by Jennie Yang-Chen on Nov 20, 2014

    Kurt is ridiculously awesome. He makes me work really hard and push me to my limit every time i step in the gym to work out with him. He's incredibly knowledgeable and easily come up with alternative exercises to accommodate my previous injuries. He's super friendly and approachable and extremely professional. He will make every second of your workout count and at the same time, you will have fun, too! Can't say enough about Kurt!

    ~Jennie Yang (@Catalyst Fitness)

  • by Kristina Prox on Nov 03, 2014

    Kurt is an awesome trainer. He has the unique ability to push you beyond your goals while still being incredibly pleasant to be around. Work outs never fail to be both tough and fun. We have been working out together for about six months and I have never felt stronger. He is both knowledgable and professional and makes going to the gym seem like less of a chore.

  • by Brenda Holley on Oct 22, 2014

    Kurt is a deeply knowledgeable and highly personalized trainer. We have worked together for well over a year and what I have learned has made a difference in my fitness level and my understanding of how to work out effectively both on my own and with Kurt.

    Check out the certifications Kurt has gained. He's serious about his craft and it shows. He also is great at developing a training curriculum that suits the individual.
    The skills I have acquired will be retained throughout my life.

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