Muscle confusion is something that I harp on. If you perform the same exercise and go through the same motions every day, you can't expect to see big results. Robyn Cohen agrees, and is bringing this mentality to our beloved baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds.
Robyn Cohen hit Cincinnati in the spring this year, by way of Los Angeles. Unintentionally, really. A certified Pilates instructor, Robyn has spent the past three years on staff with the LA Dodgers, aiding in players’ mobility, strengthening, and rehabilitation. During her time with the Dodgers, she worked very closely with a few of the players who joined the Cincinnati Reds this year. While they were out at spring training, Robyn on staff with the Dodgers and her old Dodgers pals with the Reds, the guys with their minty fresh jerseys insisted on working with Robyn while she was there. This two-to-three hours a day working under the Reds quickly grew to over 9 hours a day as more and more players caught wind of her, and before she knew it, LA and Cincy were playing tug of war. Spoiler alert, we won, and Robyn had under three days to pack up her life in LA and get to Great American Ballpark.
So how'd she get here?
Robyn’s love for movement started at the young age of 3. Her background is in dance. Originally from Kansas City, she received her BFA degree in Jazz Dance Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Her dancing landed her in a number of roles, including a She & Him Music Video:
She also starred as Baby in the 25th anniversary of Dirty Dancing at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (one of my all-time favorite movies).
Prior to working with the Dodgers, Robyn had a slightly different career.
Yes, she was a magician’s assistant for 7 years, touring the country as a featured dancer with renowned illusionist Michael Grandinetti. To quote her site : “Some of her favorite credits with Michael include levitating in the air above Constitution Avenue in Washington DC’s 4th of July Parade for 250,000 people, opening a major league baseball game with live illusion on the field at Marlins Park Stadium in Miami, assisting for nine weeks in a casino show in Reno, and performing during the half time show for The Chicago Bulls and Arizona Cardinals. Robyn also appeared with Michael in the CW television series "Masters of Illusion" for multiple seasons and on the show's worldwide tour (clip above). “
Aside from working with the Reds, Robyn offers private Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Barre, and even has rehabilitation services. If you are interested in working with her, visit her website, or send her an email. Let’s keep this gal in town, even during the offseason!