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1/9/2017 5:21:00 AM
Rock Fitness--The Better Choice
The Rock Fitness North Aspen Street Location
The Rock Fitness
North Aspen Street Location

Johnny, Angie and Johnny,three of the personal trainers at the North Aspen Street location.
Johnny, Angie and Johnny,
three of the personal trainers at
the North Aspen Street location.

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Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

For those who are trying to keep that New Year's resolution to get in shape, lose weight, or get some exercise, there are many options.  It seems recently that new fitness centers are popping up all over.  

Rock Fitness--with two Lincolnton locations plus locations in Statesville and Shelby--is different.  It's a locally owned business.  The people who work there are local; most of them grew up in our community.  

Rock Fitness offers 24-hour access.  That makes it convenient.  Memberships are $19 a month--or $29 for a family of four living in the same household.  That makes it affordable.  (Those rates, by the way, are the full price--there's no hidden add-ons like an orientation or key fee or other items that make the price much more than what was quoted--unlike some other places.)

Rock Fitness is proud to be partners with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, the Lincolnton Police Department and Lincoln County Fire & Rescue.   Their four locations boast over 50,000 sq. ft. of space and provide something for everyone who wants to get in shape, lose weight, or just stay active.  From body-builders to grandmothers, they have something for every age.

Many older adults come to Rock Fitness to take advantage of their Silver Sneakers membership.  There are a variety of fitness classes and they're included in your membership.  

For those who want a personal trainer, they have five of them in Lincolnton--four at the North Aspen Street (Lincolnton Plaza) location and one at the location on Highway 27 east.  

Rock Fitness has the biggest assortment of exercise and fitness training equipment in the area, and they're adding more for 2017.  

For those who use tanning beds, they have new ones recently installed.

The Rock Fitness has been around since the 1990s. That's when Chip Stewart opened All-American Fitness on Highway 27 east of Lincolnton. The business went well in its early years, but in 2006 Stewart opened another fitness center in Denver and that diverted his attention from the Lincolnton operation. In 2009, a new partnership was formed to rebuild and expand the Lincolnton business.

Jerry McGill had been a customer and trainer--and he became one of the owners.

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The Rock added a second Lincolnton location in the former Sky City shopping center at the intersection of North Aspen Street and Generals Blvd. in 2011. The other locations are in Statesville (215 West Front Street) and Shelby (1243 East Dixon Blvd.).

Statisticians tell us that 29% of those who made a New Year's resolution have either already broken it already or have made no progress toward their goal. One of the big reasons for failure is the absence of a plan to achieve those goals.

Of those with no plan, nearly 95% will eventually fail. For those with a plan, the likelihood of success is much greater. It's also been proved that those who get involved in activities with others working toward the same goals have a much greater chance of success.

If you've been thinking about getting involved in an exercise program or fitness training, the figures don't lie: your chances for success are a lot better in an organized program than trying to do it all on your own.

For more information, visit The Rock Fitness website or call the 1577 North Aspen Street location at 704-735-4050, the location at 3095 Highway 27 East at 704-735-6700, the Shelby location at 1243-B East Dixon Blvd. at 704-484-1998, or the location at 215 West Front Street in Statesville at 704-838-0700...or better still, stop by during regular staff hours at any of the locations.

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