Robert is our newest Ride (+) instructor at SPIRE! He began teaching in January to help roll out our new schedule on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m.
Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and now currently? WHERE DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? WHAT WAS YOUR MAJOR? WHERE ARE WORKING OUTSIDE OF SPIRE?
I am originally from Mequon, suburb north of Milwaukee, and I'm living in the Beerline neighborhood (dangerously close to the Lakefront Brewery). I went to Boston College where I majored in Marketing and Hispanic Studies. I am now the Associate Brand Manager for Lamplight Farms, Inc., home of the TIKI Brand.
What excites you most about becoming an instructor?
The ability to work while I workout with all different types of clients who have a passion for wellness, challenging themselves, and enjoy a good dance party on a bike!
Other than Cycling, what kind of workouts do you do?
I love trying different workout classes! I like CrossFit, yoga, barre (one of the best workouts, EVER), strength and conditioning classes, and whatever else sounds fun and different from the normal. I enjoy running along the Milwaukee River and the Lakefront. Also, I LOVE to dance and if I have the opportunity to go and dance, I take it!
What is your favorite post-workout?
This sounds cheesy, but my favorite post-workout is a quick reflection on my life. With endorphin's surging, I like to take a couple minutes to focus on what is happening in my life, what I am thankful for, the recent lessons I've learned, and where I want to go.
What song pumps you up the most?
ARGHH - this is a hard one! I love music. If I had to pick a favorite pump up song right now, it would be So What by P!nk because, "So what//I'm still a rock star//I've got my rock moves...". It reminds me to keep on keepin' on with my awesome-ass self, hahaha.
What is your go-to MKE restaurant?
Centro Cafe... I am going to regret saying that for fear next time I go to it will be even more crowed. If you haven't done yourself the favor of going to Centro Cafe, next time you go out for dinner, GO!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Haha, I think I have too many. One of them is sending videos to my friends of me lip-syncing.
Who inSPIREs you?
People who have the courage to genuinely live out their individuality inSPIRE me.
What motto do you live by?
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it's called the present." And... #NoRegrets.
What is your favorite movie?
Growing up, my favorite movies were the Austin Powers movies, haha. Looking back, those are wildly inappropriate and I don't know why my parents let me watch the. Maybe this is why I turned out the way I did...?
If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do and where would you go?
I'd open up a diner (location TBD) and enjoying getting to know all my different customers and their stories.
What is your favorite workout clothing/brand?
I love a loud/bright/colorful shirt. Anything that's different. I really like some of Under Armour's and Nike's new designs!
Who is your celeb crush?
Depends on the day. You'll just have to ask!
What is your Instagram and Twitter username?
@robpick I'm always looking for more followers... I MEAN people to follow!