Robyn is the red-headed northern lass with the big hair and an even bigger personality that you’ll have seen if you’ve dropped by our partner studio 1Rebel for a workout. There’s even a smoothie named after that you can grab after your workout from the 1Rebel bar. We sat down Robyn to find out what makes her tick… we have a feeling it might be cheesecake!
“I was 19 and didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve always loved people, music and moving, and my mum randomly suggested I would be a good Zumba instructor! Despite not having any knowledge of the industry I got a job in sales for a mainstream gym and went to every class and trained with every PT to learn as much as I could. The experience totally changed me. I loved the sense of community in a group fitness class, the support network, the challenge and the purpose it gave me. Although I never did train to teach Zumba, my mum was right and fitness is definitely my calling!” – Robyn
Q1: Favourite Innermost Blend and Booster, and why?
Blend: The Fit One (Blend No.2) is perfect for the tough classes I run at 1Rebel. It tastes amazing, and the ingredients help the muscle repair process and get you feeling back on top.
Booster: The Fit Plus (Booster No.2) is brilliant for giving you that extra energy for your workout. There are a bunch of people at 1Rebel who swear by it!
Both products are available from our Online Shop.
Q2: What’s your hustle?
I am a 1Rebel Master trainer and concept manager for “Ride”. My workouts will be tough but I’ll encourage you not to take it too seriously, to enjoy your body and the Rebel community around you. Hopefully you’ll leave sweaty but smiling.
Q3: What does #liveinnermost mean to you?
Always be true to yourself and lead the life you want to live.
Q4: What do you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
I try not to put too much pressure on myself as I don’t want it to become obsessive. I train five days a week and I eat food that is good for me around 80% of the time. I try not to overthink it. I move my body and I generally eat good food to fuel it well. Simple.
Q5: Usual breakfast?
Eggs and avocado – how #fitspo of me!
Q6: Biggest health vice?
Cake, cake, cake, cake.
Q7: Your last workout?
Reshape this afternoon at 1Rebel with fellow trainers Esmee and Daniel.
Q8: What’s on your bucket list?
To do the Rickshaw Run. It’s a team race across India in Tuk-tuks. You wouldn’t ever have guessed that one!
Q9: Where do you see yourself in 3 years? Be bold!
I’m a very “in the moment” person so this is a hard one for me! I would love to live in another country at some point so maybe that’ll be on the cards!
Q10: What’s the favourite thing about the city you live in?
I’m a massive foodie so I absolutely love that I’ve lived here for 6 years and there are still amazing restaurants that I want to try.
Q11: Earliest memory?
My dad coming up the stairs and giving me a cuddle and I burst into tears thinking he was a strange man… he had shaved off his big beard and I didn’t recognise him!
Q12: Favourite healthy meal?
My Monday night special is my “Lazy Prawns”. It’s called that because it’s so easy to make when I’m feeling lazy! Prawns, veggies, green pesto, feta and voila.
Q13: Favourite decadent meal?
Ooooft where do I start! I love a Sunday roast and I’m a big dessert girl. Cheesecake all day long!
Q14: Most physically challenging thing you’ve done?
I climbed Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia without doing any training for it. That was before I was in the fitness industry. Climbing the top half in the cold was pretty horrible.
Q15: Favourite movie and song?
True Romance and Aretha Franklin’s “I say a little prayer for you”.
Q16: What or who motivates you?
My husband. He always believes in me and pushes me to be the best I can be.
Q17: Message to the world (in 140 characters or less)
Be you and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
Q18: What we’d be surprised to find in your fridge?
My teeth moulds. Haha, I use them to whiten my teeth and for some reason, I like to keep them in the fridge!
Q19: What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was 7 I wanted to be a tattooist, but I think I was just showing off. Then I thought an actress until I was about 20 before I realised I wasn’t that bothered… or that good!
Q20: Favourite city and why?
LA! I just love it. Great studios, sunshine, amazing restaurants and bars. It’s very me.
Q21: What is body confidence to you?
Body confidence is a big one for me. It’s something I have struggled with for years but I feel like I’ve finally come out of the other side. Everyone has the right to have days where they criticise themselves but I feel it’s my responsibility to myself and others not to beat myself up, to embrace my shape, size and motivate others to do the same.