Aptitude Fitness

Nov 29, 2019

Aptitude Fitness is Rockford's newest fitness center, just in time to shake off those winter blues (and holiday pounds)!

Aptitude is owned by Abby Petersen, a licensed personal trainer. They offer personal training, Tabata, and yoga classes, and more from their four instructors. Aptitude puts a strong focus on small class sizes, to ensure you will get a workout personalized just for you. These small groups also help with personal accountability! Group accountability has been key to my success with getting more active this year. I am a classic quitter but something about knowing a group of women expects me to be somewhere week after week has kept me from giving up. They cheer on my successes and I love cheering on theirs!

There are multiple ways to participate and become a part of Aptitude. You can do drop in classes or purchase class packages as well as different membership packages. If you are interested in a small group or personal training, Aptitude offers personalized lesson plans for every fitness level from low-impact yoga all the way up to high intensity Tabata taught by Abby herself. What is Tabata? Tabata is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. Generally you'll start with one exercise (like push-ups), work as hard as you can for 20 seconds, then take a 10 second break, then repeat this for four minutes. After that you move on to another workout (like burpees) and repeat. It's a nice quick workout for people who want great results from a short exercise! You'll really feel the burn on this one!

Aptitude Fitness is located at 52 Courtland Dr in downtown Rockford (where Haven Creek used to be). Follow their Facebook page for news, events, motivation, and I'm sure there will be some great New Years Resolution deals coming up soon!

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