Her love affair with jump rope developed after a trip to the library in middle school. “I borrowed a book from the library about jump roping, and I just tried to teach myself the basic tricks of jump roping," Robinson told Medical Daily. She never returned the book.
In high school she would come home from school and she would always have her jump rope in her bag. Her workout stuff was always her jump rope,” Robinson’s younger sister, Frances Meyers, said. She remembers her sister's passion for rope jumping spanning long into her childhood, when she would see Robinson jumping rope with strangers just for fun. Whenever she saw people jumping in the streets, she would boldly ask to jump in. “She would always get in somebody’s rope" Meyers said. "They would just be all in it with her. She would offer to turn for them as well."
As a young adult, her passion turned into her lifestyle. At 19, Robinson came across an Aerobox/Aerojump class at Equinox gym, which was taught by former champion boxer Michael Olajide Jr. She also started training with former middleweight boxer Stephan Johnson. Johnson helped Robinson develop her talent over six months, teaching her 180-degree turns, and helping her to develop the boxing technique she now incorporates in her routine.