Member of the Month: Vance Cobb, MADabolic Austin


Meet Vance Cobb, proud member of MADabolic in Austin, TX (thanks to his wife Milly who forced him back into the gym). Vance brings not only his hard work ethic but his sense of humor to the Austin location and they love having him in their doors. Check out his Q&A below!

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and your fitness background: 

A:  Family man living in Austin, TX with my beautiful wife Milly, our amazing son Bishop and loving dog Stokely.  I grew up very active playing football, baseball, racing motocross and skiing.  Once I reached my early 20's I decided to take a brief hiatus from being active for about 2 decades.  My wife has since forced me back into the gym and day by day I am getting back to peak physical performance. In 2023 I plan to walk on to the New Orlean Saints and see if I can land a sweet job at QB or placekicker. 


Q: How long have you been a member at MADabolic?  

A:  We  joined the day they opened the Austin doors which was I believe in April of 2017. Milly had visited the Asheville location a few times and loved the workout.


Q: What drew you in to take your first class? 

A:  My wife trying to "keep me alive" or something like that.


Q: What is your favorite thing about MADabolic? 

A:  Best thing about MAD is the family vibe. Jon, Ryan and Kasey do a great job of making everyone feel welcome. Also, I like that it is a fast paced workout that hits you hard for about 30-35 minutes.


Q: What interval is your favorite (M.A.D) and why? 

A:  I like The Wiley Vet (Momentum) although sometimes the workout ends with Jon, Ryan or Kasey getting the defibrillator out for me!


Q: What are your favorite and least favorite movements?  

A:  Favorite movement is boxing as it's always fun to take out some of the week’s frustrations out on that innocent bag. Least favorite movement is easily the Turkish Getup, flexibility ain't my thing!


Q: What’s your favorite way to stay active on your off days? 

A:   Chasing our toddler around and 12 oz. curls.


Q: What’s one fun fact about you that not many people know? 

A:  In 2018 Milly and I were on vacation in Isla Mujeres. One day sitting at a beach bar I ate 4 scorpions out of a bottle of tequila and chased them down with shots. It was that fateful day in Mexico that I became known as The Scorpion King and even got a tattoo on my right boob so everyone would know! I have attached a photo of the tattoo so you can see how badass it is!

Q: What advice would you give someone who is hesitant to take their first class at MADabolic? 

A:  Know that 15-20 minutes after class when you finally come back from being blacked out that you will feel better than you have in a long time! Oh, and KEEP COMING BACK, it only gets better!

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