Abby Kurtz Women’s Personal Trainer
• Education: B.S in Kinesiology – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
• Certifications: ACE certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, Spinning®
• Specialties: Women’s Fitness, Prenatal and Postnatal, diastasis recti rehab, pelvic floor health, Breast Cancer Survivors, and Seniors
Abby Kurtz is the owner and lead personal trainer of Pea in The Pod Fitness, a mobile, women’s-only personal training business located in Indianapolis. She has been in the fitness industry since 2003. She has a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and is a nationally certified personal trainer with an emphasis in women’s fitness, prenatal and postnatal fitness and diastasis recti rehabilitation (a common condition of abdominal separation that occurs during pregnancy).
Prior to Pea in the Pod Fitness Indianapolis, Abby owned two other successful personal training businesses, House Call Fitness in downtown Chicago and Pea in the Pod Fitness in Boulder, CO.
She has also worked in a variety of settings including gyms, hospitals, and physical therapy offices. All of these experiences have led her to a greater knowledge of the body and how it works, and how it adapts under exercise stimulus.
Abby discovered her passion for training prenatal and postpartum women in 2006. She particularly enjoys this group of women because they are very focused on health during this time of life and are in a powerful position to be catalysts of change, not only for themselves but for their entire family. It is an exciting group of people to work with and it is extremely fulfilling to see clients make it through pregnancy without the aches and pains that many women experience during this time. In addition, under Abby’s tutelage many clients have successfully reached their goal of natural childbirth because of their fitness levels. Abby finds it rewarding to be a small part of the whole process of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum and takes great pride in empowering women during this time.
Aside from enjoying what she does and working with countless clients over the years, Abby has stayed up to date on the latest information by taking many hours of continuing education courses on prenatal and postpartum exercise, Breast cancer fitness, and senior fitness, and by following the guidelines given by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.