Myra Robinson

Henrico, VA 23233

Email: myragourley@gmail.com.

My programs are perfect for adults who want to lose weight or gain strength and cardio fitness for purposes like a spartan race, keeping up with grandkids, getting your first pull-up or improving overall health. Your goal is my goal.

I began my career as a personal trainer in 2008 after working with seniors at an assisted living community in Northern Virginia. I loved working with seniors and wanted to use fitness to help improve their quality of life. Since then, I’ve broadened my scope of practice to include adults of all ages.

My husband and I live in Short Pump and have two daughters. We’re also licensed therapeutic foster parents. Outside of work I love gardening and playing guitar. My athletic highlights are, competing on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster, winning four national bikini titles, and more recently, Jiu Jitsu Competitions. My workouts have also been featured on the home page of Bodybuilding.com and Men’s Health.

Working with foster kids and seniors has taught me how to listen, empathize and make people laugh -all while pushing someone to do something that seems scary or impossible

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About Me

Degrees

  • BFA, Virginia Tech

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Youth Fitness Specialist
Verified
ACE - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
Verified
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
Verified
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expired
Expires: Jun 30, 2019

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Feb 16, 2019
American Safety and Health Institute
Expires: May 31, 2015
ACE/American Heart Asociation
Expires: May 01, 2020

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Feb 16, 2019
American Safety and Health Institute
Expires: May 31, 2015

Liability Insurance

  • Hoffman Insurance

Myra's Locations

Phoenix Fitness and Martial Arts

3957 Deep Rock Rd
Henrico, VA 23233

Additional Information

Rate

$85.00 / hr, Group training $45/hour

Payment Methods

Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience

11-15

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 1st Place Habitat for Humanity 5K Run 2010
  • 1st Place in Age Group Habitat for Humanity 5K Run 2011
  • 3rd Place Lenda Murray NPC Bikini Championships 2011
  • 1st Place Overall VA State Cup NPC Bikini Championships 2011
  • 1st Place Bikini Class B Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix NPC Bikni Championships 2011
  • 2nd Place Habitat for Humanity 5K Run 2011
  • Competed on NBC American Ninja Warrior
  • First Place UBW Ninja Competittion 5/2016
  • Competed on NBC American Ninja Warrior 2016
  • First Place at UBW Ninja Warrior Competition 2016
  • First Place Night of Ninjas Competition 2016
  • First Place GOAL Ninja Comptition 2016
  • Third Place Atlanta Team Ninja Battle 2016
  • Fourth Place Ninjakour Ninja Comptition 2016
  • Competed for Team USA on Netflix Original Series, "Ultimate Beastmaster"
  • Competed for Team USA on Netflix Original Series, "Ultimate Beastmaster"
  • 2nd Place US Grappling Submission Only World Championship 2018

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Rebekah Kusterbeck on May 30, 2012

    I am so glad that Myra moved to Richmond! She offers such a nice change to the typical fitness routine. She is creative, motivating, fun...and her workouts bring results. Plus, she is a really nice lady!! :-)
    -Rebekah K.

  • by Lori Musselman on Mar 01, 2012

    Myra is a fantastic trainer who can accommodate anyone from beginner to advanced! She is great at motivating you as an individual and will make you feel successful at each and every session!

  • by Lauren Beach on Mar 01, 2012

    Myra gives a tough workout, but she makes it fun! My daughter and I have really enjoyed the boot camp classes. You will see results!!!

  • by Suzy Gourley on Mar 01, 2012

    Myra is the ultimate trainer! At every class or training I learn new ways to achieve my fitness goals, we have a blast, and I feel great. Myra's customized workouts and one-on-one attention have really given me the confidence and knowledge I've needed to make fitness such a big part of my life.