Your journey to a stronger, healthier

body starts with Laurel and

RockIt Fitness Training

  • Strength-based, results driven sessions.

  • Semi-private training means you get private session programs and coaching at a lower cost

  • An inclusive and empowering community of others on the same journey

  • Learn to move better for more pain-free lifestyle

  • Access to small group nutrition coaching for even faster results!

Move Well Series:

Trunk Stability Push-Up!


In the third video in the Move Well Series, we cover the trunk stability push-up.
The trunk stability push-up is important to see how stable our core is. For example, say you're going to pick up a heavy grocery bag off the floor. Do you think about bracing your abs? Unless you're a movement superstar, probably not. You just assume that they will brace themselves. When we move reflexively without stabilization, injury can occur! 

Check back to see the next video in the Move Well series! If you want to move better and be stronger, you won't want to miss it!



Learn healthy ways to eat better to achieve your goals!

Under the RockIt Fuel tab, these recipes give you the nutrients you need before and after your workouts, are simple to make and taste amazing!

One of my favorites? Eggs on organic baby spinach!



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November 13, 2014

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I’d like to be the first to welcome you to RockIt Fitness and thank you for stopping by! There are hundreds, even thousands of trainers, fitness and health professionals out there and it means so much to me for you to take the time to check me out!

My name is Laurel, an...

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"I am a student athlete in track and field and have worked with Laurel since October 2013. I started working with her to increase my endurance and my hip mobility (which was really tight!) I only get to work with her one time a week but I have already lost 25 pounds, 3 and a half inches off my waist, 2 and a half inches off my hips, and increased my hip mobility a TON! I also changed the way I eat and I feel so much better. My coaches are really impressed with how much I have changed in this time!"


Josie K.


I have been working with Laurel for the past three months. I am down 15 lbs and went from a size 6 to a size 2. Laurel maximizes our time together to get the most out of each workout. From toning, to nutrition, to weight loss, I would recommend RockIt Fitness to anyone.


Kelly R., Crystal Lake, IL

"We are both big fans of Laurel and Rockit Fitness. Since we have started working with Laurel nearly 2 years ago, she has been instrumental in helping each of us to both lose weight and to get into overall better shape with vastly increased flexibility. Laurel works hard to provide us with a customized training regimen that addresses our individual strength and workout goals. She also has taught us a great deal about nutrition and healthier food choices.


Laurel’s sweet and cheerful nature combined with her sunny disposition make our training sessions a fun and productive activity that we look forward to each week. We cannot say enough good things about her and her training knowledge, and look forward to training with her for many years to come!"


Richard and Julie R., Crystal Lake, IL

Location and Hours

Conveniently located just off Route 31 at
9210 Trinity Drive
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156

Hours by Appointment Only

Tuesday and Thursday          7 am--11am, 5--7pm 
Friday                                       7 am--12 noon
Saturday                                  8am--11am

The fine print...


Although I am a certified personal trainer and educated in the field of health and human performance, this information is not to substitute the advice of a medical professional.  I do my best to daily read new scientific information and present what is scientifically sound and accepted at the present time, although it should be noted that I often write through the lens of my education and experiences.  Please know that information can change over time so old blogs, posts and information may not be the most recent findings.  

The workouts that I post are for educational or demonstration purposes only and written with the average Joe/Jane in mind.  If you have medical conditions, injuries past or present, or are a beginner to exercise, PLEASE omit and modify exercises as nessessary.  The use or non-use of any information on this site is solely at your own risk.  RockIt Fitness accepts no responsibility for injury or loss due to attempting anything you see or read on this website.

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