Why I Race – Meet Robin!

Why I Race – Meet Robin!

Apr 21, 2017

Featured Spartan: Robin Kennedy





Tell us about your Spartan story and what motivated you to do a Spartan race:

I’m not sure how I ended up down the Spartan Race rabbit hole! I’m not sure how it happened, but my spouse and I decided to sign up for a Spartan Race. We had both recently lost thirty pounds, and the race seemed like an excellent way to reaffirm (and celebrate!) our commitment to healthier choices.

In your own words, how did Ferguson Fitness help you prepare for your Spartan race?

I can’t imagine completing my first race without the training we received at Ferguson Fit, and I definitely can’t imagine finishing it without our team.


Describe what you did to prepare for your Spartan race:

We attended SGX three times a week, and we came to one or two boot camp sessions each week.


Talk about your experience in training with our Spartan Team and how that benefited your race preparation.

The two most important things that our SGX training provided were: 1) a knowledge of the obstacles/race environment, and 2) an amazing, supportive, motivating, welcoming, got-your-back team.  Understanding the obstacles and the strategies to beat them took away (most of) my race-day anxiety. I was able to enjoy the sunshine and the mud with our team.

What changes have you experienced in preparing for your Spartan race?

I can run a little longer without stopping. I can go across the monkey bars. I can flip tires, climb walls, and do a LOT of burpees. Mostly, I just have a lot more confidence in my abilities and my body’s abilities. We’ve already committed to completing a Super. I would have never believed I was capable of completing it. I know I won’t be perfect at every obstacle, and I won’t finish with the fastest time. But, I will finish!

Describe your Spartan race day experience:

Team Effort.


What would you tell someone who is thinking about training for a Spartan race?


Seriously. Do it.

It’s incredibly empowering to look back at the five mile/23-obstacle race we completed and say, “I did that!”


Interested in training for a Spartan race with Ferguson Fitness?  We are the only regional official Spartan Race Training Center offering SGX workouts along with a variety of other group workouts and personal or at home training options.  We have lots of ways to help you even from a distance.  We are enrolling now for our 2017 training season so click below to fill out an interest form and application and we will follow up with more information and schedule your free consultation and first free workout!


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