more than just a "gym"

about us





Founder | Coach

Blair Rockoff opened the doors to Rock Solid Health in January 2013. After several years as a personal trainer and yoga instructor in Chicago and California, she ventured out on her own to create the ultimate experience & environment for her clientele to improve their health, get in shape, and have fun.

Blair started out in the health and fitness world after graduating college in 2007. She stumbled into NPTI, a 6-month personal training school because she wanted to get back in shape after college and did not want a desk job. This was the beginning of her journey. She then went out to become a certified yoga instructor, holistic health coach, SFG Level 1, FMS, NASM Youth Exercise Specialist, and a Progressive Calisthenics Instructor (to name just a few).

​To put it simply, the health and fitness world fascinates Blair. One of the reasons it is so intriguing is her own personal struggles throughout her own life. After gaining weight in college, her attempts to lose weight had been influenced by the ‘do more, eat less, carbs are bad, low fat is good, sugar-free, cardio is awesome, and lots of it” trend.

After many years of yo-yo dieting and dabbling in all the latest fitness trends, she has finally come to the conclusion, “More is not better, better is better. Eat right most of the time. Indulge in moderation. Strive for balance. Practice self – acceptance. Judge less. Everybody is different and unique. Be kind & compassionate.” This is what she wants to pass on to her clients and help them to find in their own life.

the coaches

rich fray

personal trainer

Rich has 15 years of experience as a personal trainer from training athletes to stay-at-home moms of all fitness levels.   He works one on one to individualize and specializes in tailoring fitness programs to fit your personal training goals, including weight loss or endurance training.   Small group training sessions can be focused on your specific needs and limitations while accomplishing your unique objectives in a group setting.  As an avid golfer, he provides specific training to enhance performance in golf or other sports-related areas. 

Education and Certifications:  Purdue University,  NPTI, FMS, TRX, Power Plate, TPI (golf)

Specialties: Weight Loss, Golf Specific Training, TRX, Program Design, Sports Specific Training

nicholas bianci

personal trainer

"Now is the time to take your fitness to the next level.  My goal is to make this happen.  With an informed approach to strength and conditioning training, I will help you not only build strength but to move like an athlete and feel good while doing it.  

I provide a personalized training program designed to increase your functional strength and athletic ability by using kettlebells, barbells, calisthenics, yoga, and more.  I also focus on mobility, balance, and core strength as keys to long-term wellness.  Drawing on my diverse sports background, I incorporate fitness challenges to keep the training session motivating, rewarding and fun.  

When the workout becomes a favorite part of your day, the results will naturally follow."

Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer, National Association of Sports Medicine

Specialties:  Calisthenics, Kettlebells, Olympic Barbell Lifting, Speed Agility and Quickness Training, High-Intensity Interval Training, Core Strength

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite Exercises: pull up, kettlebell snatch

Interests:  soccer, running, skateboarding, paddleboarding

stratis volanis


Throughout my career in the fitness industry spanning over a decade, I've passionately dedicated myself to providing personalized 1:1 personal training services. I've chosen to focus exclusively on individual training, allowing me to offer a tailored approach to each client's unique fitness goals and needs. Over the last ten years, I've had the privilege of helping clients achieve remarkable results, including increased strength and lean mass, enhanced speed and explosiveness, and successful short to long-distance running experiences. I'm enthusiastic about physical training as much as I am about our nutritional journeys, thus helping you make informed decisions and take control of your physique, shed excess weight, and reach peak physical performance. One of the cornerstones of my practice is embracing diversity. I take pride in working with a wide range of clients, from those on a journey to recovery from injuries, to individuals with lifelong disabilities determined to perform at their best.

Personal Training Qualifications:
AF Private Fitness School for Personal Training
National Academy Of Sports Medicine

Reading Fitness and sports nutrition related research
Training in Calisthenics and physique bodybuilding
Home gym space development
Running shoes, gear & tech
F1; other Motorsport racing activities
5k to marathon distance running
Avid foodie, and a fan of large (>3000) piece puzzles

Cassandra burres

personal trainer

Cassandra Burres, personal trainer, strives to help people create a personal bond with fitness, while reaching their goals. 

Cassandra played basketball in the Amateur Athletic Union since elementary school and played for Kishwaukee College for a year. After her long relationship with basketball abruptly concluded, she found herself in constant bouts of depression and soon reached a max weight of 200 lbs.

Through fitness, Cassandra took control of her life; she was able to regain her confidence, mental stability, and physical comfort. Using this foundation, Cassandra tries to transfer the same power fitness gave to her, to her clients, who have ranged from young to old, college athletes, and those who have social, mental, or physical disabilities. She has also taught classes of various sizes. 

Cassandra’s workout catalog is prided upon creating the perfect plan per client. Programs may include, but not limited to weightlifting, high intensity interval training, boxing, stretching and yoga. This is always based upon the clients’ personal goals, health needs, and overall wellness.

Her moto is “If you want it, go get it.”

Russell Martin


BS, Fitness Professional
Russell went to school to study building construction safety management, while playing football at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He followed his dreams to pursue a professional football career, which was cut short due to medical issues. After undergoing surgery to repair a stomach ulcer rupture, Russell took it upon himself to recover in 6 weeks making his return to football possible. After one more run with football, he decided to hang up the cleats to make a switch from construction to health and wellness, allowing him to be able to share this passion of fitness and movement with everyone and every-body!

When Russell is not training, you will catch him outside, relaxing, or hanging out with family. 

Maggie SullivAN

personal trainer


Maggie has always dedicated her career to helping others in various capacities and strives to make a positive impact in their lives. Her passion for fitness has always been a driving force in her life, however, it wasn't until recent years where she came to realize that exercise goes far beyond aesthetics; it's a powerful tool for both your physical health and mental well-being.

Seeing the positive shift that exercise and mindset has made on her life, she has embarked on a mission to help others discover all the different benefits of exercise and unlock their true potential with movement. Maggie's goal is: is to inspire people to embrace fitness as a tool for a healthier, happier life and she is determined to help others not only get stronger but also feel their absolute best. 

Kevin Plattner, DPT

pHysical Therapist


Kevin earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at UIC in 2018 and founded Vivid Physical Therapy in 2023. His treatment approach is rooted in evidence, and follows a three-part trajectory. It emphasizes modifying movements to get out of pain. Then growing the repertoire of patterns so there are more options for how to move. And finally, getting stronger to re-acclimate to the load demands of your activity.

Kevin draws from his background with holistic movement practices including yoga and t'ai chi. His manual therapy approach includes soft tissue treatment grounded in his extensive studies of Thai bodywork, and joint mobilization strategies. He is a strong believer in the power of resistance-based exercise.

He enjoys riding his bicycle, bouldering, gardening, playing music, baking, and playing with his young children.

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 (773) 697-4372

 2536 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647