Born in Iowa and raised in Nebraska, Kurtis joined the United States Marine Corps at 18 years old serving 11 years and 5 combat tours. His fitness journey began shortly after receiving a serious injury that left him unable to walk for a six month period. While doctors informed him he would never physically be the same, this only added tinder to the fire to better himself. Upon his exit from active duty, Kurtis began educating himself on all things fitness. Earning his personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2015, Kurtis received his Associate of Science in Health and Fitness Science and his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Kurtis has specializations in weight loss, senior fitness, and youth fitness, and has actively worked with clients for over 4 years. He maintains a passion for helping others achieve their goals and pushing them to be the best they can be.