Kurt is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Co-Director of the Physiology of EXercise and Sport (PEXS) Laboratory at California State University, Long Beach. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at California State University, Fresno and completed his PhD at the University of New Mexico.

His research centers on how exercise and nutrition can improve human function and performance. His work ranges from resistance training, supplementation, and high-intensity interval training, to the molecular biology of exercise and nutrition that impacts health and aging including fasting and autophagy. He teaches courses on the applied physiology of exercise, exercise programming and prescription, and nutritional considerations for training.

Kurt has also spent years in the health and fitness field as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and nutritional consultant. He has worked with a wide array of populations with training goals ranging from fat loss, muscle mass gain, improved conditioning and performance, and chronic disease management.

Kurt has given a number of presentations at the local and national levels at American College of Sports Medicine, (ACSM) International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) events. His experience and knowledge are second to none and go into every program and consultation for real results.

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