Member Monday: Anthony Robinson
WHY DO YOU RACE? WHAT STARTED YOUR LOVE FOR ENDURANCE SPORTS?
About eleven years ago, a friend of mine was training for a marathon and asked if I wanted to train with them. I decided why not! After I saw what they accomplished, I figured "I could do that!" and the rest is history!! And ever since, I've been hooked. Now that I'm with a significant other who enjoys it as much as I do, it makes racing that much more fun. We've done races around the world and have now picked up trail and ultra marathons. Next on our list...Africa, Antarctica, and South America!
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO TRAIN AT KINGFIELD ENDURANCE?
We've been members at Lifetime for quite a while and essentially just went for swimming and spin classes, but never took advantage of their personal trainers. Well, a good friend of ours - Little Miss Nikki - told us all about Kingfield and we were intrigued! We were hoping to find a place where we could work on our endurance performance and get a nice mix of strength training. Kingfield seemed like the perfect fit. But we didn't want to join some gym where the focus was solely on getting all buff and swollen, so it was a match made in heaven!
WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO KINGFIELD ENDURANCE?
The coaches are fantastic...excellent motivators!! I love the fact there isn't all that pressure to lift the most or be the biggest baddest beef cake. I'm really hoping that as I go more and more often, it will have an impact on my performance. And I'm definitely looking forward to the fall and winter cycle training. Whoot whoot!
HOW HAS THE CROSSFIT IMPACTED YOUR ENDURANCE SPORTS PERFORMANCE?
Unfortunately, the week I joined Kingfield, I ended up tearing my meniscus in my right knee and was sidelined for two months, so didn't get in as much training time as I would have liked. But now that we're back at 100%, I have no doubt Kingfield is going to do wonders for me and my game!
DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO? It's gonna end eventually!! Let's just get through this sh*t! ;-)
WHAT IF YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT OR MOVEMENT?
For some reason, I seem to get a kick out of single unders. And I kinda dig the clean and jerk...makes me feel like a big ole beef cake...
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? It's a toss up between a gyro from Santana Foods on the West Bank or Pho from Banana Blossom. They both are the bomb!!
WHAT IS YOUR POWER SONG? Anything by Rammstein. That's right…Rammstein.