But really, we’re so much more. We are pretty sure we’ve got the best trainers in the city, and our incredible members deserve no less. We are the place where you can set aside all of your fears and insecurities while you find strength you didn’t know you had, cheered on by a remarkably diverse group of people who are doing the same thing.
We are NOT a bunch of meathead athletes. Our philosophy is more holistic, more human, and more fun than that. We are men and women, young and old, of every size, fitness level, race, religion and orientation you can think of, bringing out the best in each other. While we do routinely lie in the fetal position heaving in pools of our own sweat, we are almost always laughing while we do it. And we are always cheering each other on.
We also do a lot of things outside of the gym. No, not in a weird cult-like way, but we do things like order whole cows directly from farmers, enter races, have parties, make sausage…. and who knows what else.
Rocket was started in 2011 by Brady Collins. Jeremiah Derksen joined him as a partner a year later. Their wives, Alyssa and Laura are major players in some undefined way that has as much to do with shared love as anything else.