Have you heard of Cal Ripken Jr? Well, he is definitely one of the best baseball players of all time, but it wasn’t his 19 all-star appearances or his golden glove awards that set him apart from all the other great players, it was his durability! Over the span of 16-years (1982-1998) Cal Ripken never missed a game. That’s right, he played in 2,632 consecutive games, playing through injuries and illnesses, and even playing in games that had no playoff implications. This type of durability, persistence, and dedication is an amazing feat and is seen in few too many people!
So when it comes to durability, persistence, and dedication at CKO Seattle/2.0 one person comes to mind, and that person is Robin Rogers. While it maybe a bit much to compare her to Cal Ripken Jr, over the last 2-years she has attend 620 classes at CKO alone, not to mention her classes at 2.0, her running group practices, focus mitt sessions and Pilates/yoga, it is safe to say that Robin averages 1-workout a day! This is an amazing feat, considering that she works full-time as an accountant, managing the accounts for several hotels. In addition to a very demanding job, Robin has suffered many of the same “setbacks” as everyone else, over the last 2-years she has had a few injuries, there has also been a cold or two, there have been work trips, and there has even days where she just felt “tired”, but just like Cal Ripken Jr, she always finds a way to rally!
Robin’s dedication has been a major source of inspiration for not only for myself but for many of the other gym members. Not only has she been a major source of my inspiration, she also has a way of keeping me “honest”. Over the last couple of years we definitely have had our fair share of heated debates, however, once the debate is over we usually come to a resolution or at least agree to disagree 😉 .
So if you are curious about following along with Robin on her fitness journey head over to her Facebook page and click like.
Read the Robin Rogers interview below:
Besides being a CKO Superhero and one of Garett’s hardcore clients, what is your day job?
I do accounting for Pineapple Hospitality. They own several hotels in the area.
What are your hobbies?
CKO and 2.0! I love working out and hanging out with family and friends. I love to cook, especially healthy food!
How did you first learn of CKO?
I saw the balloons and heard the DJ on opening day. I forced Jon to go in and ask about pricing. He came back to the car with no information and I made him go back in and get the pricing :), I then signed up and took my orientation with Garett and I immediately knew there was something special about this place.
What are some of your fitness goals? Well these have evolved over the last couple of years. I wanted to run a 5K-done, and do a CINCO-done, be a size 14-done, so now I’m working on a size 8 and a pull-up. Oh, also 150-lbs bench press. I’m not aiming for perfection but I want to have the endurance and energy to live my life to the fullest.
What motivates you to walk through that door day after day and continue to push yourself? I can’t imagine not working out anymore. I need to work out to bring energy to my staff and my life. I surround myself with positive hardworking individuals that inspire me.
Would you recommend Garett’s personal training services? If so, why? I love Garett. He is such an important person to me. Garett has the experience and knowledge that I can trust. I respect him and his lifestyle. I love that he is up early in the morning and workouts daily at both locations. I can look up to him. He also is very funny and witty.
What is the best part about training with Garett? Well since I’ve worked out with him for over 2 yrs. Our relationship has certainly changed. We like to debate or bicker sometimes. I always try to calm him down :). I trust Garett completely when it comes to personal training. I know he wants the best results from me. I love his calmness. He is about the client and wants commitment from whoever he trains. He doesn’t train everyone.
What is the hardest part about training with Garett?
He has very high standards. I love that he wants my squats to be perfect in form. He expects his clients to give their best and even if you ask for a light workout…you won’t get it. Also as the owner of the gym. People sometimes interrupt our sessions. Everyone wants his attention.
What’s one thing you still find yourself struggling with? Squats and deadlifts are getting scary. When I lift heavy mentally I need to concentrate and sometimes my mind gets the better of me. I also really, really want to do a pull-up!!!
What can Garett do better to help you actualize your true potential? Well…we are now meeting once a month and discussing my results. I need more encouragement sometimes 🙂 .
Share any relevant information you’d like about yourself that other CKO/2.0 team members might not know about you:
I joined in July of 2013 and it was hard. I couldn’t do much of a workout back then. I couldn’t run laps, do push-ups, or jumping jacks. Since joining I’ve lost a ton of weight and my resting heart rate is 50. I’m pretty strict with my diet but wine/margaritas are my weaknesses. I workout 3-4 times a week doing CKO and then 2-3 times doing weights. I also added Pilates to my schedule. I try to be at work by 6am so I can be at the gym by 5pm. Planning food, grocery shopping, and workouts are so crucial to having success. I also have very good friends at CKO who get me to the gym and that includes Garett. I try to take his classes whenever possible. I haven’t found a workout that compares to CKO. I’ve done three 5k’s since joining and no longer have the fear of running around green lake. I modify my workouts sometimes! I don’t always do roundhouses or sprawls depending on what my body is telling me. To date I am happy to announce that I have lost over 35-inches off my body!!! I just love the workouts, my trainer, and my friends at CKO!