Couch to CrossFit, Compete Against Yourself & Win in Community with Rob Jenkins

Episode 59

In this episode, I speak with Rob Jenkinsco-owner and operator of CrossFit Vint Hill. Born and raised in Fauquier County, Rob alwayshad a goal of coming back to his hometown and impacting his community through fitness and wellness.He and Alana met while attending George Mason University where they both studied Exercise Science. Before wrapping up college athletics and studies at GMU,Alana and Rob started a private in-home personal training business in Northern Virginia. CrossFit found them through a mutual friend in 2011 and quickly became the primary methodology with their business and clients. They had always had the vision of opening a training facility that was non-traditional and geared toward weightlifting and conditioning. CrossFit was the perfect fit. They soon began transitioning to small grouptraining out of theirhome garage and in 2017 finally found their ideal space in Vint Hill, to begin the work of impacting Fauquier County and surrounding communities. Rob & Alana have been coaching fitness for over 14 years and alongside their knowledgeableand professional coaching staff at CrossFit Vint Hill have big plans for reaching the most people for fitness in both Fauquier and Prince William Counties. “CrossFit Vint Hill is more than high intensity workouts, pull up rigs, rapid moving barbells and functional training, it is a coach led fitness program where you can achieve your personal best daily, alongside an awesome community of peers with a family-vibe and positive attitudes. You will experiencea game plan to take your fitness and wellness to any desired level, to be a more resilient human being, to age well, stay strong and maintain a health centered lifestyle. we are all in this for the long-game.”

Topics discussed:

Misconceptions of CrossFit

Developing Strength

Strengthen Today for Tomorrow

Buy In to Your Comparison Trap

Building Your Best Self

Integrating Recovery into Training

Communication is Key

Win in Community

Be Aware of Your Bias

Always Compete Where YOU Are

Skill Before Load


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Future Men


Supreme Philosophy of Man

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