Aaron Owner & Trainer
As the founder and chief operator of Wattage, Aaron’s unique fitness fingerprint is all over the state-of-the-art personal training studio. From the eco-chic amenities to the inspiring space, Aaron carefully crafted every single detail, selected every piece of equipment, and made his vision to form a fitness and wellness destination like no other a reality.
Aaron is truly in a class of his own with over a decade of personal training and injury rehabilitation experience, a former professional rugby player and Strength & Conditioning coach for the Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club. Professional athletes like Chicago Black Hawks (Go Hawks!), Chicago Bears, NBA All Stars (Tracy McGrady & Michael Finley), Paralympic Bronze Medalist Melissa Stockwell, Olympic Bronze Medalist Gracie Gold, dancers in Wicked and other world-famous performers trust Aaron to specially craft a fitness program for them. As if that weren’t enough credentials, Aaron qualified as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He also completed the EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance) Performance Specialist Certification (XPS) where he also attended a week-long mentorship program. Recently Aaron hosted and completed training to become a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC).
Add to that a sage-like insight into fitness that is in his DNA, Aaron designs fitness programs for his client that focuses on core activation, dynamic warm up, corrective training and progressions with an underlying emphasis on MOVEMENT. The fitness journey with Aaron and Wattage is a journey set with the intention of making you your best self.
Known as a down-to-earth, Aaron embodies the perfect balance of grace and compassion with his clients and staff. He shares his extensive knowledge of fitness by teaching clients and staff in a way that is natural and relaxed. After all, the bodies natural movements is the underpinning element to the Wattage Way. This vibe is part of what makes the Wattage experience one that leaves you wanting more and more.