Learn how the Grand Prix Scout team spends their time outside of the office, cross-training and enjoying the outdoors!
Scott Robinson – CEO
With Scott’s primary sport being motorcycle road racing, he is lucky to live in the middle of a cross-training paradise. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, there is not only some of the best road racing tracks in the eastern US within 3 hours, but he also has his own 4 mile grass track on the farm. Think Rossi’s Moto Ranch on a groomed grass circuit. The other prime cross-training activities out the back door include skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking. When the weather gets bad, there’s always the farm’s gym to keep muscles in shape and flexible for road racing.
He also is a big believer in cross-training at the race track. Coaching for N2 on a couple of well set up Ducatis, he tunes his braking and turn speed skills on an old school Aprilia 250 2-stroke. On the grass track, his weapon of choice is a KTM 250XC 2-stroke.
Julia Robinson – Director of Content
Not the average student athlete, Julia traded in her school team jersey for a unique assortment of training equipment including motocross gear, skis, a road bike and equestrian attire. Julia was raised around extreme sports where her father was (and still is) a road racing coach and her mother was a competitive three day eventer in the equestrian world. Julia’s primary sport since the age of 6 has remained Equestrian Vaulting – think gymnastics and dance on a moving horse. While she trains three days a week with her equine teammates, a majority of her training is done outside of the barn.
For Julia, cross-training is just as much of a mental exercise as it is physical. Whether it is pushing herself to new limits on her Honda CRF250R dirt bike or climbing 3,500 ft on her Liv road bike, she believes challenging her mental toughness is crucial to improve her performance in the vaulting arena. Pairing that with weekly activities such as weight lifting, Julia has found a balance to her cross-training.
Antonio Samaniego – Data Scientist
Raised in Spain, Antonio grew up in a diverse environment where soccer, tennis and motorsports prevailed. At age 10, Antonio had to choose between his tennis career and his next step as a future pro-skier… he chose the snow! Not only did that allow him to travel around the world for training, but also to develop a very complete cross-training routine which he continues to follow today.
Being an engineer challenges his mind everyday, but physical training is also key. He loves to work out in the gym, ski and ride his motorcycle anywhere he goes. To find a balance to his cross-training he also spends a lot of time outdoors hiking and surfing. Spending every summer in the southern coast of Spain since he was a kid, the water has always been a big part of his life.
Tomas Healy – Applied Scientist
Like most kids raised in Barcelona, Tomas grew up playing soccer and played for his school until the age of 15. Spending summer holidays in the mountains opened his eyes to nature and all it has to offer. Since then, he has spent countless days hiking and mountain biking to exercise both his physical and mental strength.
His love for the outdoors exposed him to many new activities including surfing where he can not only enjoy time in the ocean with friends, but also connect with nature on a whole new level. More recently, Tomas has developed a passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and plans to compete in the coming years.