Rock Solid Health opened in 2013 by Blair Rockoff. After working at different gyms + yoga studios throughout the city she wanted to create a place different than the traditional setting. After 5 years in business, Rock Solid caters best to both personal training and small group training. We have built a community of people all invested in their fitness and those around them. Unlike big gyms + big classes, our gym is quite the opposite.
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.
Education and Certifications: Purdue University, NPTI, FMS, TRX, Power Plate, TPI (golf)
Specialties: Weight Loss, Golf Specific Training, TRX, Program Design, Sports Specific Training
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.
Bailey Hamilton is a NASM Certified Personal trainer with a passion for helping clients meet their health and fitness goals while discovering their own inner strength and enjoying the heck out of their training sessions. She’s been involved in many different kinds of training since her teen years, participating in marathon running programs, practicing yoga of all sorts, and dabbling a bit with strength training and high-intensity workouts at home. Eventually, this led to weight training at the gym, and after stepping under the barbell for the first time, she was hooked! Learning first-hand just how physically and mentally transformative this type of exercise could be, Bailey decided to become a trainer herself to support others in improving their physical strength and increasing their confidence both in and out of the gym.
Aaron Apter is an advanced personal trainer specializing in the complete elimination of pain with his clients. Rooted in identifying hidden weakness’, Aaron’s methods produce predictable outcomes that are both repeatable and measurable. Using a holistic approach, Aaron focuses on developing functional patterns in clients and then applying those lessons in uniquely designed & conditioning segments. A former NCAA Track & Field and Cross-Country athlete, he currently competes in Ironman triathlons pursuing his goal of qualifying for the world championship in Kona, Hawaii.
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2536 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647