Who is Kurt Gor­don?

Jamaica Gleaner - - HEALTH & FITNESS -

IF THERE were ever an in­di­vid­ual that was sin­gu­larly driven to ex­cel­lence by ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment, it would be Kurt Gor­don. Although force­fully built like a truck – hence his alias ‘Truk’, which, by the way, is also his name spelt back­wards – the guy is pos­i­tively an in­tro­vert who you would or­di­nar­ily mis­take in a room­ful of per­sons for an al­tar boy. If for some rea­son that room was trans­formed into a gym or ex­er­cise floor, his per­son­al­ity and gen­eral de­meanour would be trans­formed into a fit­ness de­mon.

The Dy­namic Life­style clients got to meet my friend and brother Kurt last week, while he was va­ca­tion­ing in Ja­maica, as he worked out with us at the Train­ing Stu­dio for eight days.

So who re­ally is Kurt Gor­don?

Kurt is an ex­tremely pas­sion­ate per­son when it comes to health and fit­ness. He has a mis­sion to mo­ti­vate and en­cour­age in­di­vid­u­als to­wards a more pos­i­tive, healthy, ac­tive life­style by rais­ing aware­ness on the im­por­tance of phys­i­cal health.

He has a bach­e­lor of arts in com­puter science and a nat­u­ral tal­ent for graphic de­sign. Kurt has worked in the world of graph­ics for more than six years. How­ever, the love for fit­ness was a pull for him and it al­lowed him to at­tain a cer­tifi­cate from the Aer­o­bics and Fit­ness As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica. Upon at­tain­ing this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, he be­gan per­sonal train­ing as a hobby, gain­ing the en­cour­age­ment and re­spect from his clients and col­leagues. At the start of 2016, he moved to Canada and pur­sued his pas­sion for fit­ness on a whole new level by at­tain­ing a sec­ond per­sonal train­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from Canada Fit­ness Pro­fes­sion­als (CanFitPro). Kurt’s goal is to im­prove his clients’ range of mo­tion, prac­ti­cal strength, and car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness. If you are a novice, he hopes to pre­pare you for an up­ward swing to­wards your best fit­ness level. If you are ex­pe­ri­enced, he hopes to help you push past your bound­aries. He be­lieves that it is our will that dic­tates our abil­i­ties. He wants to con­stantly re­fine your work­outs to­gether and will rely on your feed­back to make your ex­pe­ri­ence the best it can be.

What is va­ca­tion like for a fit­ness trainer?

Tak­ing a break from my busy sched­ule of any­thing that does not in­volve fit­ness, such as my graphic de­sign life­style. Vis­it­ing dif­fer­ent coun­tries and ex­plor­ing their cul­tures, but at the same time my

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