Robert Pankhurst is originally from England, where he spent the majority of his life until moving to Dubai with his wife of 12 years and 2 very spirited boys and little girl. Robert is always looking for the next adventure whether it be in rugby, mountain biking, snowboarding, running, or weightlifting. He stumbled across CrossFit while on holiday and it became a passion from the first session.
His accomplishments include 3rd Place Novice Body Builder INBA 2015 and 2nd Place Masters Physique IFBB 2016. He loves beef wellington, cheesecake, and Italian red wines.
He aspires to use CrossFit as a platform to launch charity events. As a Team Fury athlete, Robert attributes his inspiration to reading. When his brother died he began reading several of his books. “The One that Got Away” by Chris Ryan and “Unscathed” by Phil Ashby especially made him realize that fitness is a discipline, and that with proper dedication your body can do a hell of lot more than you think it can. This confidence in your body allows you to build up mental robustness push yourself that much harder.
CrossFit Coach/Nutrition Advisor
Clean! Lots of meat, eggs, and coffee.