what he does...
When Curtis isn’t at the Kiln aka the Gym, he is a husband of 7 almost 8 years and a father to his 1 year old daughter.
Curtis began his career training athletes at the professional, collegiate and high-school level. Before beginning his career, Curtis was a college athlete himself, as the starting shortstop at Division 1 Kennesaw State University. While at KSU, he studied Exercise and Health Sciences. In his athletic senior year, he actually declined signing offers because academics came first; Curtis was determined to be the first in his family to graduate from college. In 2010, he achieved his Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Health Sciences.
Since beginning, Curtis has continued to train athletes of every level and expanded to train athletes in a variety of sports, including: Baseball, Softball, Track, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Crew and Military. Since beginning Curtis Clay Training 2012, he has had 84 athletes achieve collegiate scholarships.
Most recently, Curtis has found himself expanding his clientele base to former-professional athletes and special cases. His continuing journey to further his knowledge has sparked an intrigue with especially challenging cases...
what he knows...
With a love for learning, Curtis knew he wouldn’t ever stop his academic career because according to him, "there are no absolutes in the body" and one must "never stop researching it." Post graduation, Curtis obtained four certifications, yet he still yearned for more knowledge, which brought him to September 2013 when he began his journey to advance his education with Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Internship, MAT Master Classes as well as Resistance Training Specialist principles (RTS).
During this robust education journey, Curtis encountered incredible mentors whom inspired him to pursue his passion for dissecting and learning the human body in an even deeper way than before. In March 2015 Curtis became a part of a new and growing community, which consisted of Physicians Fitness and then Muscle System Consortia; where brilliant brains gathered to challenge every bias and accepted idea in order to methodically uncover overlooked or new concepts. In turn he has taken the following courses; Force and the Nervous System (Human Principle Motions & Mindful Motion), MSC Manual Muscle Testing, MSC Motor Control; Intervention Strategies for the Exercise Specialist, Postural Restoration Institute: Myokinematic Restoration, FRC Functional Range Conditioning and many others.
Curtis humbly views each day at work, as if it is a classroom – he loves a challenge because it enlightens him to yet another layer of the beautiful complexities of the human body. With that said, there is nothing like the class room it self, check-out Curtis’ schedule if you are curious about the next class he is attending!
Degree: Bachelors of Science; Exercise and Health Science
Certifications: NSCA-CSCS • CMSS • NSCA-CPT • NASM-CPT• ACE-cMES • RTS Principles • FRCms
Certified Muscle System Specialist ™
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ™
Certified Medical Exercise Specialist ™
what he is like...
Chances are, you heard about Curtis by word-of-mouth. Given that, you probably have already gleaned that he is no ‘typical trainer’ and an experience with him is no where near the expected.
For every new client, Curtis executes a two-part assessment in which he carefully examines multiple aspects of the body to establish a baseline and lay the foundations for the architecture of the muscle training plan. The assessment consists of (1) the client completing a health history questionnaire, (2) the collecting of multiple measurements [learn more] and (3) the review of findings and outline of the training program.
Beyond the assessment, Curtis treats every appointment with a keen focus to the littlest of details. It is quite difficult to put into words what it is like to work with Curtis because it is so specific to the individual. He believes it is an honor to do what he does every day, and it shows.
If you are interested in becoming a new client, send a request for a consultation and assessment.