Abby has been a Personal Trainer and Instructor for 8 years and has owned her own gym for the past 2 years. Opening Aptitude In the fall of 2019 had always been her dream. Working with clients in a small, comfortable setting and assisting them with their goals is what Aptitude is all about. Contact Abby today and let her be your accountability partner.

Abby P. - Owner-Personal Trainer- Fitness Instructor 


Rachel C. - Owner-Yoga Instructor

Rachel has over 500 hours of yoga instructor spanning 3 years, with an emphasis on kids, teens and family yoga. Rachel is seeking her 500-RYT with a trauma informed focus and currently holds a 200-RYT, RCYT and is an Kidding Around Yoga Advanced Instructor. Rachel is a former Grand Raggidy Roller Derby player and understands the demands on adult athletic bodies and how yoga can be part of a healthy lifestyle.  Let Rachel share her love and passion for yoga with you and your family.
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Owners Abby + Rachel founded Aptitude Fitness + Yoga in late 2020. We believe that fitness and yoga are both part of a healthy lifestyle. 
My name is Therese and I live here in Rockford with my husband, two children, 3 dogs and cat! We love boating all summer on Lake Michigan and traveling to warm places in the winter. I have been practicing yoga since 2013 and started teaching in 2014. Right now I am currently working towards my 500 RYT. I love the connection of the mind/body. I have a passion for trauma informed yoga.

Therese G. - Yoga Instructor 

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Caitlin - Barre/Yoga Instructor 

 Caitlin has been teaching Barre for about a year and has a passion for making her students feel confident in their own skin. Caitlin’s background is in tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop dancing which you might see in her teaching style. Caitlin also maintains a regular yoga practice and has recently completed her 200-YTT this past June. When Caitlin is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her friends, dancing and mini-adventures.