FIT6: Dr. Robin Curry, Sports Med Physician

FIT6: Dr. Robin Curry, Sports Med Physician

Every week, the Louisville Women’s Sports Network highlights a local woman by asking her six questions about her health and fitness routine. This week’s guest is Dr. Robin Curry. If there is a woman you’d like us to feature, email suggestions to ashli@louisvillewomensports.com.

robinrunTell Us a Little About Yourself

I am a sports medicine physician with Norton Orthopedic Specialists in St. Matthews.  I treat athletes of all ages ranging from adolescents to the elderly.  My goal is to safely return athletes to the sports that they enjoy following an injury.

I have a passion for treating the female athlete specifically. In May of 2016, we started a Women’s Sports Health program at Norton Healthcare. As a female athlete myself, I understand the unique needs that we as women deal with on a daily basis.  Through a multi-disciplinary approach we hope to be able to address these specific needs.  My job also provides me with the opportunity to engage with athletes in the community.

I am a team physician for Bellarmine University and also the co-medical director for the Louisville IRONMAN and Kentucky Derby Festival mini/Marathon.  I am also a board member for Girls on the Run Louisville.

I have been involved in sports since early in my childhood.  I was an avid basketball player-turned-fanatic runner.  I ran cross country in high school.  I have continued to run in road races of various distances since that time.

When I’m not at work or running, I spend my free time with my husband, Rob, and our daughter, Harper.

Six Questions About Your Fitness & Health

1) What is your weekly training/exercise routine?

My training routine is relatively simple.  I run in the evenings after my daughter goes to bed.  I tend to run shorter distances during the week.  On the weekend, I try to fit in a longer distance run on Saturday or Sunday mornings.  I will add in additional workouts of Pilates/yoga/barre work intermittently.

2) How do you prepare for a workout?

I do a dynamic warm up while listening to my favorite music

3) What do you eat, drink or do for quick energy?

I drink green tea or will eat a banana/Greek yogurt for energy

4) What is your daily nutritional meal plan when training?

I eat Greek yogurt with strawberries for breakfast in the mornings. I will occasionally have a snack of banana before lunch.  For lunch I’ll have a whole wheat turkey wrap, hummus, etc.  Dinner varies, but usually involves a lean protein with veggies.

5) What do you snack on between meals when training?

I don’t snack often, but if I do it is usually with a banana or nuts.

6) What are your fitness & health goals?

My goal is to be a good role model for my daughter so that she lives a healthy, active life as she grows into an adult.