Founder Robin Robertson knows all about knee pain. She was born with mis-shaped cartilage in both of her knees which caused pain and mechanical issues. She had her first knee surgery at the young age of 13 and was told to exercise as tolerated by pain. Robin persevered and became a recreational skier and competitive runner. At age 24, just before the start of her final track season in college, she had her second knee surgery and received the crushing news that if she wanted to walk at age 30, she needed to stop all impact sports because of the advanced arthritis in her knee. Not being one to take “NO” for an answer, Robin turned to cycling and found a way to stay active that was good for her knees.
In the span of 30 years, Robin has ridden over 50,000 miles, around the world, has been coached and coaches others. Robin has had a total of eight knee surgeries and still, against all odds, has her own knees. Her orthopedic surgeon recently told her that if it weren’t for cycling and staying light weight, she would have had her knees replaced 10 years ago. Robin is a dedicated fitness professional bringing hope to others that, in spite of physical challenges, there is a fun way to stay active and healthy.