Meet Gursu


CIMG2831EDUCATION

Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion                            Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Health                                             Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey

CERTIFICATION

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer 
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist 
  • NSCA CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
  • LiveStrong Cancer Exercise Trainer
  • BloodBorne Pathogen Training
  • American Red Cross CPR, AED, and Standard First Aid Training                     
  • USA Volleyball Coaching Certification

EXPERIENCE

  • Exercise Physiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA                                       September 2013 – Present
  • Wellness Director, MetroWest YMCA, Framingham, MA                                                                       March 2012 – August 2013
  • Personal Trainer & Exercise Specialist,  Grey Physical Therapy, Enfield, CT                                      January 2010 – March 2012
  • Graduate Assistant, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT,                                 August 2008 – December 2010
  • Varsity Volleyball Coach, Newington High School, Newington, CT                                                      August 2007 – August 2008
  • Physical Education Instructor, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey                                          September 2004 – September 2007
  • Semi-Professional Volleyball player, DegirmenDere, Turkey                                                                           July 2003 – June 2004
  • Semi-Professional Volleyball player, Polis Gucu, Turkey                                                                    June 1998 – September 2002

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Weight Loss (Body Fat Reduction) 
  • Toning and Overall Health 
  • Exercise and Medical Conditions (cardiovascular disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, parkinson disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis)
  • Post Injury Recovery (lower back, rotator cuff, knee and hip injuries)
  • Strength Training
  • Senior Fitness
  • Sports Conditioning (volleyball, golf, and baseball)
  • Disability and Exercise