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.
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
"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 - using kettlebells, barbells, calisthenics, yoga, and more - designed to increase your functional strength and athletic ability. 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
Dana is an ACE-certified trainer and functional-fitness instructor with six years of experience working with individuals and groups of all backgrounds, ages and aims. Having been both a competitive athlete and an unhealthy office worker, as well as the primary caregiver to his young son, Dana can relate to the challenges of balancing health and ambition, obligations and aspirations, youthful vitality and aging joints. He has worked with college ball players, kindergarten teachers, executives, expectant mothers and retired entrepreneurs to develop programs and habits that are built for sustainability, individuality, portability, growth and—most importantly fun!
The concept of movement has played an essential part in Alia’s life. Collegiate dancer turned weightlifter. Both experiences were rewarding and contributed to her growth inside and out of the gym. Her goal as a personal trainer/Coach is to encourage individuals to keep their options open, venture into new fitness domains and find their calling. She loves exploring new fitness endeavors of her own, whether that be with golfing, team sports or agility work. Anything that gets her endorphins raging! She believes in having a good balance when it comes to fitness. Be proud of the hard work you’re putting into the gym and be kind to your mind, soul and body. The opportunity to move and build a foundation for your health is a privilege.
Briana Gutierrez is a NASM certified Personal Trainer and Stretching & Flexibility Coach who works to help others find a love for movement. Being active has always been a big part of her life. Participating in athletics from a young age, her love of fitness grew with her into adulthood where she played volleyball for her college and began coaching youth within her community. She has worked through multiple different practices of fitness ranging from strength training, to running, yoga and various sports. Her focus shifted at the start of the pandemic to finding ways to make fitness more accessible to everyone and fell in love. She believes wholeheartedly that fitness is as varied as every client that walks in the door and finding avenues to help each individual find success is her main goal.
Annalise Freytag is a 200RYT Registered Yoga Teacher as well as a Registered Leader in Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery). She graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Photography & Intermedia. As a dancer from the age of 3, yoga became a seamless transition when she was in her young 20's, as it aided in her recovery through a mental health diagnosis. Seeking a greater sense of fulfillment within the world, she turned to teaching yoga as it gave her purpose leaving behind her 10 year career working in the corporate world as a photographer & marketer. Annalise is an avid mental health advocate helping those who are in need of help & resources within their own journey. She continues to work throughout the Chicago community and its various organizations to break the stigma when it comes to mental health & substance abuse disorders to help those who are on their path to healing & recovery. Yoga is a sacred practice to her as it was instrumental in her own path within wellness & as a teacher, hopes to pass that along to those who may be suffering. "The issues are in the tissues". Outside of the studio she continues her love for traditional photography, being active in the arts community, avid viewer of documentaries as well as UofM football games, taking her two pups to the dog beach and of course, expanding her mind through yoga.