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Kurt Ellis

TURF STUDIO — TURF ONE

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“My practice teaches me to take chances, jump into things, and trust the process. Yes, the apprehension may be there in fitness and life, but I believe in embracing that feeling and doing it anyway!”

Tell us about your early roots in your practice of choice.

I’ve been in sports all my life, as far back as playing collegiate football and a short stint in the professional ranks. I put fitness on the sidelines for 7 years while working in the banking/finance industry. I finally made the transition back to fitness instruction in 2016.

What inspires you in your practice?

Movement, in general, is very interesting to me. The human body - what we’re made of and how we move - inspires me to learn more about boundaries, thresholds, and capabilities around our physical abilities.

What are valuable lessons learned from your training?

My practice teaches me to take chances, jump into things, and trust the process. Yes, the apprehension may be there in fitness and life, but I believe in embracing that feeling and doing it anyway!

What are some other classes you enjoy at Rise?

FLIGHT with Junior & TURF PFX will all of our turf trainers.

What does social wellness mean to you?

Social wellness means authentic human interaction in a healthy setting. When members are in class at Rise, they’re not distracted by the phones, the stress, and anything else that generally takes us out of the moment, and that’s key in a genuine wellness experience.