We are so excited to introduce this fabulous North Shore mama, Werq Fitness instructor, dedicated board member and Pediatrician, Dr. Sharon Robinson! We first met Sharon at a Werq Fitness class in Highland Park. Her positive and inspiring energy is a great way for any busy mom (dads, too) to start the day off right!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I am originally from Gary, Indiana. I have lived in Evanston for 16 years.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
We have two girls! Taryn 14 years old & Kari 12 years old
Favorite things to do with your children?
We love watching movies, listening to the latest hip hop and R&B tracks, and- our favorite- dancing!! Nothing makes me happier than having the girls in the front row of my WERQ classes.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
There are so many people I could name, but I have to go with my friend Tracy. She and I met when our daughters were 2 years old and in the same child care room. We were both working moms trying to balance our personal and professional lives. Although we were very involved parents, Tracy was always up for anything, whether it was grabbing a a drink after work or traveling to another state to compete in a triathlon. We gave each other permission to put ourselves first. Because of Tracy, I was able to release any “working mom guilt” because I knew that by prioritizing myself, I was a better mother to my girls.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
Yes, yes and yes! 🙂 I am a full time pediatrician for NorthShore University HealthSystem** where I also serve in an administrative role as lead physician and physician director. I am on the board of Girls Play Sports, Evanston Community Foundation, and the McGaw YMCA. In my “spare” time, I teach WERQ, an energetic cardio dance fitness class, in various places throughout the NorthShore.
That’s wonderful! You are such an inspiration and you exude positivity! Where can we find the Werq classes that you teach?
I teach Werq fitness classes throughout the North Shore: Equinox Highland Park, Recreation Center of Highland Park, Lustbader Fitness Center, Winnetka Community House & Northwestern University. You can find my specific schedule by going to https://werqfitness.com/find-a-class/ and searching by my name, Sharon Robinson.
How has the North Shore community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Living and working in the North Shore has been an incredible experience. It is such a well resourced and supportive community. I have thrived personally and professionally, and I feel fortunate to raise my children.
** This blog post is not created nor endorsed by NorthShore University HealthSystem. This is not a paid advertisement but simply an interview conducted by Chicago North Shore Moms of a truly amazing North Shore mama! If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Robinson as a Pediatrician for your family, her office locations are as follows:
Wilmette Primary Care
1515 Sheridan Rd Suite 31A
Wilmette, IL 60091
1000 Central St #765
Evanston, IL 60201