Our Philosophy

Our philosphy at the Fitness Zone is that everyone who wants to get fit should be able to get fit in a clean and comfortable environment. We offer a spacious and clean facility with top-level equipment that is well-maintained and frequently upgraded. We don't offer frills, just fitness. The best fitness in the stateline area.


Our Story

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The Fitness Zone started January 6, 1994 in Kevin & Brenda's basement with personal training by Kevin. We outgrew the basement when we reached over 20 clients and moved to a small place in downtown Rockton where we stayed for about 18 months. As our programs continued to grow, we moved to a building on the old Blackhawk Boulevard, next to the Rockton Veterinary Hospital. Finally after 6 years at that location, we decided to build our own building where are still located today. With each location change, our members volunteered to help us move the equipment because they believed in what we were doing.

We have the best members in the whole wide world. Thank you for your support for all these years!

Kevin Burns, Fitness

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Kevin is a former high school athlete, former competitive high school powerlifter, and former competitive bodybuilder. He is presently a professional trainer for beginners through advanced, all ages and backgrounds. He is also a basketball training specialist with emphasis on fundamentals and mechanics and a Speed and Agility athletic trainer for athletes of all levels.



Brenda Burns, Exercise Physiologist

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Brenda is an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified fitness instructor since 1987. Brenda has been instructing classes for over 25 years. She recieved her B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University in Exercise Science.