We are excited to introduce our summer intern here at the sports and wellness center. Meet Robert Jenkins from Georgia Southern University.
What is your role at Savannah Sport and Wellness?
I am an intern from Georgia Southern.
Where are you from originally?
I am originally from north Georgia, specifically Dalton. I went to high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My mom moved to Statesboro nearly a decade ago, so Statesboro, Georgia is now home for me!
Tell us about your academic and professional background.
I just completed my coursework at Georgia Southern this past spring, and upon completing my internship will earn my B.S. in Kinesiology. I have worked many odd jobs throughout my college career.
What made you choose Savannah Sport and Wellness for your internship?
I chose Savannah Sport and Wellness after shadowing Katie last fall. My ultimate goal is to open my own gym and train athletes, and I knew right away that Katie would be an excellent business mentor for me.
When you’re not in school or at Savannah Sport and Wellness, how do you spend your time?
I am a sports fan in general, but specifically all sports teams representing Georgia Southern, the Atlanta Braves, and the Atlanta Falcons are my favorites to watch and attend games. I workout everyday as well. I also love anything Star Wars or Marvel!
What are your future professional plans?
My plans for the immediate future are to begin personal training as soon as possible following my internship, gain experience training in the athletic community and outside of it, and further refine my business plan to ultimately open up my own facility.
What is something you love that other people hate?
Hate may be too strong a word for the general opinion on him, but I love Matt Ryan and believe he is a Hall of Fame quarterback. Unlike many of my fellow Falcons fans I am very sad to see him traded to Indianapolis, but I do hope he wins a Superbowl with them and I will be a Colts fan until he retires!
Lastly, how do you like to stay fit?
I stay fit by lifting weights and doing cardio. Mostly working in muscle group focused splits, I lift weights 5 days a week. I am not a fan of running for the sake of running, so I usually try to get my cardio in by either boxing or playing touch football and running routes/agility drills.