Rob was a cheerleader for Drexel University, for the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Team, and for the Philadelphia 76ers NBA Team. He coached the co-ed cheerleading team for Temple University and currently teaches Acro wherever he goes, even in parts of Asia. Partnering up with Aqua Vida, he even started SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) Acro in Philly as well as developed Pole Acro Workshops. He started the PhillyAcro program and co-hosted an Acro Intensival featuring Cirque du Soleil coaches for intermediate and advanced level acrobats. Sometimes you can find him on stage performing or competing while incorporating Acro in his choreography.
If you do the math, he has been tossing people around in the air for over 2 decades. Recently, he founded Active Elixir, a start-up company that creates apparel for people of movement, including acrobats, pole dancers, and yogis, while providing solutions to clothing concerns. He is also known for his dramatic style photography that often displays the strength and beauty of the subject in empowering ways. Sometimes they happen to be on another person or on a pole.
Rob is also on a journey to lift 10,000 people in various acro poses around the world. He surpassed his original goal of lifting 2,017 people before the end of 2017 with 2,301 different people. He’s been featured on Fox 29, 6ABC, CBS3, and Philadelphia Magazine. If anyone wants to be Insta-Famous and be part of the challenge, Rob will gladly lift them up. Bodies of all shapes and sizes are welcome. No experience necessary. Come get a cool picture taken doing something awesome and be part of something amazing.
Here’s the article Philly Mag wrote up about Rob in case you want to do some light reading and get some ideas for your #ridetherob lift. Stay in touch with Rob at @themojoshow