Rob Oshinskie, CSCS, CCS, CC, SPC, BOLC/AOLC
Rob has trained motivated adults and athletes for over 16 years.
Rob’s exercise expertise has come from a wide range of sources. Some of the more notable include:
- B.A. in Pre-Med/Biology from Bucknell University, 1993
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association
- CCS Certified from the National Strength Professionals Association
- USA Weightlifting Conditioning Coach and Sports Performance Coach
- American Council on Exercise
- The advice of great friends and industry giants like Lee Taft, Leo Totten, Bobby Handerahan, John Davies, Tim Griesser, Mike Clark, Ethan Reeve, and John Philbin
- And of course The School of Hard Knocks
I had the great fortune of being born the son of Barb and Ed Oshinskie in 1970 and spent the first 23 years of my life in Shamokin, Pennsylvania.
Growing up in the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region strongly influenced my life passions and pursuits. Sports were a huge part of my youth and involved the “Big Three.” Yes… baseball, basketball and football. Football ultimately became my sports dream.
I realized early on that God gave me just enough to be good if I learned what to do and did a heck of a lot of it. My desire to perform well helped me realize that results were going to be derived not only from blood, sweat and tears, but also knowledge.
My journey to Bucknell University began and ended on a path toward Orthopedic Medicine. I felt that orthopedic training coupled with exercise expertise and athletic experience would be a powerful combination. It probably would have been but my life was directed on a different path.
I chose to take a year off to work prior to entering medical school. During 1993-1994 I attended numerous sports performance and fitness conferences that greatly impacted my career plans. I realized that, just like orthopedics, I could help people and be hands on.
The true beginning of Victory was when I was blessed to meet Jackie Roberge in 1994. It took four years to fully appreciate her and ask her to spend her life with me. But it was after our wedding in 1998 that I convinced her to integrate her Nuclear Medicine background and great personality into personal training.
I have truly been blessed to work with a bunch of amazingly motivated, fun, interesting and kind clients. If it were not for them and our incredible staff, Victory… wouldn’t be Victory. Thanks so much to all those folks.
My life’s journey has not been without its share of challenges and difficulties. There would have been less if I would have listened more to mom and dad.