Kurt Simon EP, AAAI/ISMA
Kurt, co-creator of the Core sling, is an Exercise Physiologist and certified personal trainer with over 22 years of experience in the rehabilitation and fitness industry. Since graduating from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 1992 Kurt has spent his career improving the physical performance and overall health of thousands of clients. He currently supervises a medical fitness facility for Southcoast Hospitals Group in southeastern Massachusetts and is a life wellness coach/group fitness instructor for Titliest Golf company. Kurt also trains clients one-on-one and educates his clients in how to reach their fitness goals in their own homes.
Michael Silva, MS, PT, CSCS
Michael Silva, co-creator of Core Sling, is a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has been training and creating exercise programs for people of all levels since 1994, and an orthopedic/sports medicine physical therapist since 1999.
A graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, and the University of Massachusetts with a Master’s degree in physical therapy, Michael is considered a skilled professional in his field. He is the founder and president of FOUNDATIONperformance Sports Medicine: a multi-site physical therapy/sports medicine company, and creator of RUNstrong™: group functional training program for runners.
He has worked with thousands of clients and athletes at the high school, collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels. Michael’s expertise and interests have made him a sought after clinician and consultant in the competitive running world throughout New England. He has worked with 10 olympic runners from four different countries.
As well as his clinical work, lecturing, and consulting Michael is also a guest blogger/writer for Xtri.com, New England runner magazine, performbetter.com, beginnertriathlete.com, gohealthwize.com, and ontri.com.